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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,806
United States Rank #12,439
Reach 0.0113%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 180.27 days
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Average installed length: 464.81 days

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Spore is a software program developed by Maxis. 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 runme.exe. The setup package is about 3.88 MB (4,072,616 bytes) when donwloaded. 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 76% of users of Spore come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.spore.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\spore
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/17390
Estimated size: 3.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Spore

Program executable:runme.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\spore\runme.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • runme.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1738D29F-AD06-41C0-8F3D-48CC503CF638}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • runme.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Dark Messiah Might and Magic Multi-Player\runme.exe'.

How do I remove Spore?

Quickly and completely remove Spore from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Spore 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Spore, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Spore.

Win 7 (SP1) 84%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.84%
Windows 10 12.33%
Windows Vista 1.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 64.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.01%
Windows 7 Professional 10.09%
Windows 8.1 4.13%
Windows 8 2.29%
Windows 10 Home 1.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.47%
  United Kingdom 3.72%
  Canada 3.41%
  Germany 2.79%
  France 2.17%
  Brazil 1.86%
  Norway 1.24%
  Australia 0.93%
  Austria 0.93%
  Italy 0.93%
  UA 0.62%
  Finland 0.62%
  Russia 0.62%
  New Zealand 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.40%
Hewlett-Packard 23.81%
ASUS 12.70%
Acer 11.90%
Lenovo 5.56%
Alienware 4.76%
MSI 1.59%
Samsung 1.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.04%
Dell XPS 8300 2.52%
Dell Studio XPS 7100 2.52%
BIOSTAR Group TZ77B 2.52%
ASUSTeK CM6330_CM6630_CM6... 1.68%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.68%


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