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Should I remove The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,608
United States Rank #3,928
Reach 0.1137%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.49 days
486.41 days >
Average installed length: 255.57 days


VersionDistribution 1.43% 98.57%

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The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection


The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection 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 sims2ep9.exe. The setup package generally installs about 109 files and is usually about 12.57 MB (13,182,319 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 53% of users of The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\EAInstaller\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Cleanup.exe" uninstall_game -autologging
Estimated size: 12.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection

Program executable:sims2ep9.exe
Name:The Sims 2 SP9
The Sims 2 EP9
Path:C:\Program Files\origin games\the sims 2 ultimate collection\fun with pets\sp9\tsbin\sims2ep9.exe
Additional files:
  • GDFBinary_cs_CZ.dll - The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection (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_ko_KR.dll
  • GDFBinary_nl_NL.dll
  • GDFBinary_no_NO.dll
  • GDFBinary_pl_PL.dll
  • GDFBinary_pt_BR.dll
  • GDFBinary_pt_PT.dll
  • GDFBinary_ru_RU.dll
  • GDFBinary_sv_SE.dll
  • GDFBinary_zh_TW.dll
  • winui.dll - EA WinUI for Paul.dll (Windows UI for PAUL.DLL)
  • Cleanup.exe - EA Installer Cleanup
  • Touchup.exe - EA Installer Touchup
  • ActivationUI.exe - activation (activation UI)
  • Activation.dll - EA DRM (EA DRM Helper)
  • Activation64.dll
  • paul.dll - drEAm (Electronic Arts, Inc.)
  • The Sims 2 Double Deluxe_code.exe - Unified Registration code installer program
  • The Sims 2 Double Deluxe_uninst.exe - Registration code installer program
  • The Sims 2 Fun with Pets Collection_code.exe
  • The Sims 2 Fun with Pets Collection_uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Sims2EP9.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6CCADA78-9EF5-4A5B-9130-2DE12F446324}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Sims2EP9.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\origin games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSBin\Sims2EP9.exe'.

How do I remove The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection?

You can uninstall The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection 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: Ultimate Collection, 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: Ultimate Collection.

Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 51.38%
Windows 7 46.88%
Windows Vista 1.11%
Windows XP 0.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.53%
Windows 8.1 24.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.98%
Windows 10 Home 9.76%
Windows 7 Professional 7.43%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.08%
  United Kingdom 8.18%
  Germany 6.27%
  Brazil 5.29%
  Canada 3.90%
  Poland 2.51%
  France 2.09%
  Netherlands 1.88%
  Australia 1.78%
  Italy 1.43%
  Finland 1.18%
  Sweden 1.04%
  DK 0.97%
  Spain 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.16%
Acer 15.27%
ASUS 15.13%
Dell 14.41%
Toshiba 6.52%
Lenovo 6.24%
Samsung 4.80%
Alienware 2.29%
MSI 1.86%
Intel 0.57%
Medion 0.57%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.46%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.38%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.21%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.73%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.76%
MSI MS-7821 2.27%

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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