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Should I remove The Sims 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,994
United States Rank #5,315
Reach 0.1025%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.75 days
464.63 days >
Average installed length: 244.13 days

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The Sims 2

What is The Sims 2?

The Sims 2 is a strategic life simulation computer game developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts. It is the sequel to the best-selling computer game, The Sims. The Sims 2 has the same concept as its predecessor and sequel, The Sims 3, players control their Sims in various activities and form relationships in a manner similar to real life. The Sims 2, like its predecessor, The Sims, does not have a defined final goal; gameplay is open-ended.


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 AutoRun.exe. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 53.25 MB (55,833,841 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ea games\the sims 2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\EAUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 53.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Sims 2

Program executable:AutoRun.exe
Name:Electronic Arts AutoRun
Path:C:\Program Files\ea games\the sims 2\AutoRun.exe
Additional files:
  • Sims2_uninst.exe - Electronic Arts Uninstall
  • eauninstall.exe - EA Uninstall (Uninstall)
  • Sims2.exe (by New IT Solutions) - 4shared Desktop Setup

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • eauninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{93A638A3-7DBB-4FD7-A696-0A3A1170D9E0}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove The Sims 2?

You can uninstall The Sims 2 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 The Sims 2, 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 The Sims 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.79%
Windows 10 18.57%
Windows Vista 9.91%
Windows XP 7.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.97%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.72%
Windows 7 Professional 6.87%
Windows 8.1 6.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.20%
  United Kingdom 12.28%
  Brazil 4.61%
  Italy 4.36%
  Australia 4.19%
  Sweden 3.94%
  Poland 3.19%
  Canada 3.10%
  Finland 2.18%
  Czech Republic 1.59%
  DK 1.51%
  Norway 1.42%
  New Zealand 1.34%
  Hungary 1.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.46%
Dell 19.46%
Acer 16.92%
ASUS 9.08%
Toshiba 8.46%
Samsung 4.46%
Lenovo 3.08%
American Megatrends 1.23%
Sony 0.77%
Intel 0.62%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.62%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.84%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.73%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.54%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.54%

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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