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Should I remove Sid Meier's Civilization IV Colonization?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,649
United States Rank #5,449
Reach 0.0540%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.57 days
547.89 days >
Average installed length: 287.87 days


1.01 13.71%
1.00 86.29%

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Sid Meier's Civilization IV Colonization


Sid Meier's Civilization IV Colonization is a software program developed by Firaxis Games. The most common release is 1.00, 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 primary executable is named colonization.exe. The setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 39.98 MB (41,918,380 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 65% of users of Sid Meier's Civilization IV Colonization come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.2kgames.com/civ4
Help link: www.2kgames.com/civ4/support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\2K Games\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization IV Colonization
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{EF36A836-BF89-4A4F-B079-057B0C68C1E0}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 39.98 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Sid Meier's Civilization IV Colonization

Program executable:colonization.exe
Name:Sid Meier's Colonization
Path:C:\Program Files\2k games\firaxis games\sid meier's civilization iv colonization\colonization.exe
Additional files:
  • Colonization_PitBoss.exe - Sid Meier's Colonization
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • 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)
  • boost_python-vc71-mt-1_32.dll
  • hapdbg.dll
  • vort_dls.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Colonization.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B7A533E3-27BB-4DE0-B088-12D365034050}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Colonization.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\2K Games\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization IV Colonization\Colonization.exe'.

How do I remove Sid Meier's Civilization IV Colonization?

You can uninstall Sid Meier's Civilization IV Colonization 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 IV Colonization, 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 IV Colonization.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.95%
Windows 10 24.86%
Windows Vista 8.16%
Windows XP 3.94%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.58%
Windows 8.1 10.34%
Windows 7 Professional 9.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.49%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.52%
Windows 10 Home 5.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.27%
  Germany 7.36%
  Canada 5.43%
  France 4.13%
  United Kingdom 2.61%
  Belgium 1.31%
  Australia 1.31%
  Netherlands 0.96%
  Brazil 0.83%
  Finland 0.69%
  Italy 0.69%
  Sweden 0.62%
  Spain 0.62%
  Czech Republic 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.91%
Dell 23.41%
Acer 13.64%
ASUS 8.37%
Toshiba 6.98%
Lenovo 3.57%
Samsung 3.26%
Intel 1.55%
American Megatrends 1.09%
Alienware 0.78%
Medion 0.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.48%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.16%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.87%
ASUS All Series 2.26%
Dell XPS 8300 1.94%
Dell XPS 8700 1.94%

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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