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Should I remove Sid Meier's Pirates!?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,043
United States Rank #4,459
Reach 0.0766%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.11 days
681.84 days >
Average installed length: 358.26 days


2.00.0000 15.96%
1.00.0000 32.52% 0.20%

Sid Meier's Pirates!

What is Sid Meier's Pirates!?  (from Firaxis Games)

Originally released in 1987, Pirates! received unprecedented critical acclaim for crossing multiple game genres to offer unique, unrivaled gameplay options. Pirates! set the industry standard for innovative game design with its unique blend of open-ended role-playing, real-time adventures and thrilling action sequences...  Read more


Sid Meier's Pirates! is a program developed by Firaxis Games. The most used version is 1.00.0000, with over 62% 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 main program executable is Pirates!.exe. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 1.25 MB (1,307,585 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 63% of users of Sid Meier's Pirates! come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.firaxis.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Pirates!\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\8\Intel 32\IDriver.exe /M{1632FD86-1BA4-4FC4-8B25-A8C655D63F68} /l1033
Estimated size: 1.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sid Meier's Pirates!

Program executable:Pirates!.exe
Name:Sid Meier's Pirates!
Path:C:\Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Pirates!\Pirates!.exe
Additional files:
  • autorun.exe - Sid Meier's Pirates! Autorun (Sid Meier's Pirates! Autorun application)
  • Pirates!.exe - Sid Meier's Pirates!
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Pirates!.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DBAA42A7-AFE1-439B-8E91-278D8606414D}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Sid Meier's Pirates!?

You can uninstall Sid Meier's Pirates! 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 Pirates!, 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 Pirates!.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.72%
Windows 10 38.25%
Windows Vista 3.24%
Windows XP 2.71%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.03%
Windows 8.1 11.90%
Windows 10 Home 10.90%
Windows 7 Professional 8.84%
Windows 10 Pro 4.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.71%
  United Kingdom 7.18%
  Canada 4.29%
  France 3.34%
  Australia 2.59%
  Germany 1.89%
  Netherlands 1.45%
  Italy 1.40%
  Finland 1.30%
  Norway 1.25%
  Sweden 1.25%
  DK 1.25%
  Belgium 0.80%
  Poland 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.01%
Dell 19.53%
ASUS 13.02%
Acer 12.66%
Lenovo 6.98%
Toshiba 5.21%
Samsung 3.08%
Alienware 2.96%
MSI 1.89%
Intel 1.18%
American Megatrends 0.95%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.09%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.91%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.93%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.44%
LENOVO 20217 2.70%
Dell XPS 8300 2.21%

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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