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Should I remove SimCity?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,486
United States Rank #1,519
Reach 0.4580%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.02 days
708.68 days >
Average installed length: 372.36 days


VersionDistribution 3.08% 1.29% 3.58% 37.82% 10.26% 43.97%

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What is SimCity?

SimCity is a video game distributed through EA's Origin digital distribution and digital rights management content delivery system.

About  (from Electronic Arts)

Build the city of your dreams and watch as the choices you make shape your city and change the lives of the Sims within it. Every decision, big or small, right or wrong, has real consequences for your Sims. Invest in heavy industry and your economy will soar—but at the expense of your Sims’ health as pollution spreads....  Read more


SimCity is a software program developed by Electronic Arts. The most common release is, 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 simcity.exe. The setup package generally installs about 101 files and is usually about 1.95 MB (2,048,330 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 49% of users of SimCity come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com/sim-city
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Origin Games\SimCity\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\EAInstaller\SimCity\Cleanup.exe" uninstall_game -autologging
Estimated size: 1.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SimCity

Program executable:simcity.exe
SimCity (TM)
Path:C:\Program Files\origin games\simcity\simcity\simcity.exe
Additional files:
  • GDFBinary_cs_CZ.dll - SimCity (Game Definition File resources)
  • GDFBinary_da_DK.dll
  • GDFBinary_de_DE.dll
  • GDFBinary_en_US.dll
  • GDFBinary_es_ES.dll
  • GDFBinary_fi_FI.dll
  • GDFBinary_fr_FR.dll
  • GDFBinary_hu_HU.dll
  • GDFBinary_it_IT.dll
  • GDFBinary_ja_JP.dll
  • GDFBinary_nl_NL.dll
  • GDFBinary_no_NO.dll
  • GDFBinary_pl_PL.dll
  • GDFBinary_pt_BR.dll
  • GDFBinary_ru_RU.dll
  • GDFBinary_sv_SE.dll
  • GDFBinary_zh_TW.dll
  • Cleanup.exe - EA Installer Cleanup
  • Touchup.exe - EA Installer Touchup
  • ActivationUI.exe - activation (activation UI)
  • EAWebkit.dll - EAWebKit
  • EAWebKit64.dll
  • GDFBinary_en_US_64.dll - BFH Beta
  • Activation.dll - EA DRM (EA DRM Helper)
  • Activation64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SimCity.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E90B1541-F052-4AC4-B2C2-9507B976F60A}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SimCity.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Origin Games\SimCity\SimCity\SimCity.exe'.

How do I remove SimCity?

You can uninstall SimCity 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 SimCity™, 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 SimCity.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.32%
Windows 10 47.29%
Windows Vista 1.16%
Windows XP 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.01%
Windows 8.1 14.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.98%
Windows 10 Home 9.52%
Windows 7 Professional 8.15%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.67%
  United Kingdom 7.59%
  Germany 6.54%
  France 4.72%
  Canada 4.19%
  Australia 3.01%
  Netherlands 2.73%
  Sweden 2.17%
  Brazil 1.82%
  Italy 1.77%
  DK 1.71%
  Norway 1.55%
  Poland 1.33%
  Belgium 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.96%
ASUS 17.25%
Dell 14.00%
Acer 13.62%
Toshiba 4.74%
Lenovo 4.19%
Alienware 4.04%
Samsung 3.66%
MSI 2.32%
Medion 1.50%
Intel 1.16%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.62%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.39%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.05%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.91%
MSI MS-7821 2.54%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.22%

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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