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Should I remove Sid Meier's Civilization 4?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,648
United States Rank #4,252
Reach 0.1125%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.73 days
640.99 days >
Average installed length: 336.79 days


1.74 57.48%
1.61 22.41%
1.52 1.08%
1.09 5.95%
1.00.0000 13.07%

Typically installed together

Sid Meier's Civilization 4

What is Sid Meier's Civilization 4?

Sid Meier's Civilization IV is a turn-based strategy computer game and the fourth installment of the Civilization series that uses the 4X empire-building model for turn-based strategy gameplay,

About  (from Firaxis Games)

Sid Meier and Firaxis Games will take this incredibly fun and addictive game to new heights by adding new ways to play and win, new tools to manage and expand your civilization, all-new easy to use mod capabilities and intense multiplayer modes and options*. Civilization IV will come to life like never before in a beau...  Read more


The most common release is 1.74, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 primary executable is named civilization4.exe. The setup package generally installs about 122 files and is usually about 127.56 MB (133,754,859 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.2kgames.com/civ4
Help link: www.2kgames.com/civ4/support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Sid Meier's Civilization 4
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C
Estimated size: 127.56 MB
Language: German

Program filesFiles installed by Sid Meier's Civilization 4

Program executable:civilization4.exe
Name:Sid Meier's Civilization 4
Path:C:\sid meier's civilization 4\civilization4.exe
Additional files:
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • python24.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • hapdbg.dll
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • PitBoss.exe - Sid Meier's Civilization 4
  • vort_dls.dll
  • boost_python-vc71-mt-1_32.dll
  • Civ4BeyondSword.exe - Sid Meier's Civilization 4 : Beyond The Sword
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Image Helper
  • msvcp71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • PSAPI.DLL - Process Status Helper
  • Civ4v109.exe (by Macrovision) - InstallShield (R) (Setup.exe)
  • Civ4Warlords.exe - Sid Meier's Civilization 4 : Warlords
  • dsound.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative ALchemy
  • sd4hide.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Civilization4.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7FA95626-504B-4BE5-8904-E6FFDDE467B3}' (runs on registration).
  • Civ4BeyondSword.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FC042DC2-AEA6-48E7-A65F-D888A7368BE5}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • vort_dls.dll is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Smp.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Civilization4.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Juegos\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\Civilization4.exe'.
  • Civ4BeyondSword.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Juegos\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\Beyond the Sword\Civ4BeyondSword.exe'.
  • Civ4Warlords.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Civilization IV\Warlords\Civ4Warlords.exe'.

How do I remove Sid Meier's Civilization 4?

You can uninstall Sid Meier's Civilization 4 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 Sid Meier's Civilization 4, 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 Sid Meier's Civilization 4.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.69%
Windows 10 21.83%
Windows Vista 8.89%
Windows XP 5.55%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.51%
Windows 7 Professional 8.88%
Windows 8.1 7.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.57%
Windows 10 Home 5.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.85%
  Germany 6.84%
  United Kingdom 6.77%
  France 6.14%
  Canada 4.79%
  Italy 1.94%
  Australia 1.83%
  Netherlands 1.65%
  Poland 1.50%
  Sweden 1.32%
  Brazil 1.21%
  Belgium 1.17%
  Finland 1.13%
  Austria 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.42%
Dell 20.16%
Acer 15.18%
ASUS 10.43%
Toshiba 5.68%
Samsung 4.05%
Lenovo 3.19%
Intel 1.09%
American Megatrends 0.93%
Gateway 0.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.63%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.07%
ASUS All Series 3.34%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.34%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.16%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.96%

About Firaxis Games

Firaxis Games is a video game developer that focuses on strategy games whose titles are frequently prefixed with Sid Meier's name, due to his design and programming contributions and original games.
Publisher URL: www.firaxis.com


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