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Shift 2 Unleashed

What is Shift 2 Unleashed?

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.


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 15 files.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.needforspeed.com/shift2unleashed
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\steam\steamapps\common\need for speed shift 2
Uninstaller: "C:\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/47920

Program filesFiles installed by Shift 2 Unleashed

Program executable:SHIFT2U.exe
Path:C:\steam\steamapps\common\need for speed shift 2\SHIFT2U.exe
Additional files:
  • SHIFT2U.exe
  • activation.x86.dll (by Tages SAS) - Solidshield Activation Library
  • activation.exe (by Tages SAS) - Activation Manager
  • GDFBinary.de.dll
  • GDFBinary.en-uk.dll
  • GDFBinary.en-us.dll
  • GDFBinary.es.dll
  • GDFBinary.fr-fr.dll
  • GDFBinary.it.dll
  • GDFBinary.pl.dll
  • GDFBinary.ru.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • dinput8.dll
  • xinput1_3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SHIFT2U.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{803C2AFB-83BC-445F-8968-FB5B7EDED3CD}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SHIFT2U.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\need for speed shift 2\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.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.00%
Windows 10 14.00%
Windows XP 2.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.61%
Windows 8 Pro 8.16%
Windows 7 Professional 8.16%
Windows 8 2.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.84%
  Canada 9.68%
  United Kingdom 8.06%
  Finland 3.23%
  Australia 3.23%
  Germany 3.23%
  CY 1.61%
  Brazil 1.61%
  UA 1.61%
  France 1.61%
  Norway 1.61%
  Portugal 1.61%
  Japan 1.61%
  Luxembourg 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.47%
Hewlett-Packard 17.65%
Dell 8.82%
ASUS 5.88%
Toshiba 2.94%
Medion 2.94%
Lenovo 2.94%
Intel 2.94%
Common models
MSI MS-7693 4.17%
Micro-Star MS-7512 4.17%
MEDION MS-7797 4.17%
HP-Pavilion NY599AA-ABA e... 4.17%
HP-Pavilion AZ222AV-ABA H... 4.17%

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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