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What percent of users and experts removed it?
45% remove it55% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,029
United States Rank #3,333
Reach 0.1014%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.39 days
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Average installed length: 316.05 days

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Sierra Utilities

What is Sierra Utilities?

Sierra Utilities is a game download manager that provides the ability to browse availabe titles and perform downloads and updates.


Sierra Utilities is a software program developed by Activision. 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 Sutil32.exe. The setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 3.18 MB (3,332,616 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 70% of users of Sierra Utilities come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.activision.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sierra on-line
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Sierra On-Line\sutil32.exe uninstall
Estimated size: 3.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sierra Utilities

Program executable:Sutil32.exe
Name:Sierra Utilities
SierraUtilities 32bit Version
Path:C:\programas\sierra on-line\Sutil32.exe
Additional files:
  • Sutil.exe (by Sierra On-Line) - SUTIL Application (16bit Sierra Utilities) (Sierra Utilities)
  • SierraNW.dll (by Sierra On-Line) - Sierra On-Line Internet Gaming System (SIGS DLL)
  • SNWValid.dll
  • ereg.dll (by Cedant Software - Sierra OnLine) - Electronic Product Registration (Electronic Product Registration DLL)
  • sutil32.exe - SierraUtilites (32bit Version) (SierraUtilities 32bit Version)
  • SIGSPat.exe (by Havas Interactive) - Havas Interactive AutoUpdate (SIGSPat)
  • UtDel32.exe (by Cedant Software) - Sierra OnLine UtDel32 (UtDel32)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Sutil32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F4397A74-4E06-4F50-AD2F-CBB4B3ACD34B}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SIGSPat.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sierra On-Line\SIGSPat.exe'.

How do I remove Sierra Utilities?

You can uninstall Sierra Utilities 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 Sierra Utilities, 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 Sierra Utilities.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 45%
Keep it 55%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.60%
Windows 10 18.65%
Windows XP 12.85%
Windows Vista 11.85%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.27%
Windows 7 Professional 7.31%
Windows 10 Home 6.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.73%
  Canada 3.64%
  Germany 3.21%
  United Kingdom 2.92%
  Australia 2.05%
  Philippines 1.41%
  France 1.12%
  Turkey 1.01%
  Brazil 0.86%
  Belgium 0.79%
  Sweden 0.79%
  New Zealand 0.76%
  Netherlands 0.76%
  Czech Republic 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.29%
Dell 23.96%
Acer 14.32%
ASUS 6.99%
Toshiba 6.99%
Intel 3.50%
American Megatrends 2.22%
Samsung 1.62%
Lenovo 1.28%
Sahara 1.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.64%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.90%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.47%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.82%
ASUS All Series 2.39%
Dell Inspiron One 2305 2.39%

About Activision

Activision is a video game publisher, majority owned by French conglomerate Vivendi SA.
Publisher URL: www.activision.com/corp/index.html


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