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Should I remove SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,175
United States Rank #12,907
Reach 0.0591%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.55 days
665.24 days >
Average installed length: 349.53 days


VersionDistribution 0.17% 17.44% 4.38% 77.92%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Electronic Arts



Shift 2: Unleashed is a racing video game, franchise. It was developed by Slightly Mad Studios and published by Electronic Arts. Shift 2: Unleashed is the direct sequel to the 2009 video game Need for Speed: Shift and expands on the gameplay and features introduced with the original. It features over 145 cars from more than 37 manufacturers and over 36 different tracks, which players can compete in several types of races.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is shift2u.exe. The software installer includes 52 files and is usually about 6.58 MB (6,899,552 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com
Help link: D:\Origin\Origin Games\SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED\Support\\EA Help\\Electronic_Arts_Technical_Support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E8C37E27-5205-4C8A-BECB-B00533045AAE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED

Program executable:shift2u.exe
Path:C:\jogos\shift 2 unleashed\shift2u.exe
Additional files:
  • eadm-installer.exe - EADM
  • PhysXLoader.dll (by NVIDIA) - PhysXLoader Dynamic Link Library (PhysXLoader Dynamic Link Library (EG))
  • activation.x86.dll (by Tages SAS) - Solidshield Activation Library
  • xinput1_1.dll (by ToCA EDIT) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com)
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • activation.exe (by Tages SAS) - Activation Manager
  • GDFBinary.de.dll
  • GDFBinary.en-us.dll
  • GDFBinary.es.dll
  • GDFBinary.pl.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED + 5 Trainer.exe (by www.sicheats.com) - www.sicheats.com (SC Engine Trainer)
  • dinput8.dll
  • shift2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • shift2u.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C1260B3E-15D0-4FC0-8E56-059028511AA9}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • shift2u.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED\shift2u.exe'.

How do I remove SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED?

You can uninstall SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED™, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED.

Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.41%
Windows 10 30.21%
Windows XP 2.83%
Windows Vista 1.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.33%
Windows 7 Professional 8.61%
Windows 8.1 6.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.02%
Windows 10 Pro 4.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.61%
  Germany 15.64%
  France 5.49%
  Italy 3.63%
  United Kingdom 3.55%
  Brazil 3.30%
  Canada 3.04%
  Poland 2.96%
  Netherlands 2.62%
  Australia 2.11%
  Belgium 1.94%
  Sweden 1.86%
  Romania 1.78%
  Czech Republic 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 18.89%
Hewlett-Packard 17.47%
ASUS 14.97%
Dell 13.55%
Toshiba 4.10%
Medion 3.39%
Lenovo 3.03%
MSI 2.50%
Samsung 2.50%
Intel 1.25%
Alienware 0.71%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.53%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.08%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.07%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.37%
MSI MS-7758 2.37%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 2.03%

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (EA) is developer & publisher of video games who develops & publishes games under several labels including EA Sports titles, Irritate NFL, FIFA Soccer & NBA Jam.
Publisher URL: www.ea.com


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