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Should I remove The Sims" 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,057
United States Rank #12,222
Reach 0.0208%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 43.35 days
158.52 days >
Average installed length: 83.29 days


1.67.2 48.05%
1.63.5 49.02%
1.0.631 2.93%

Other programs by Electronic Arts

The Sims" 3


The Sims" 3 is a program developed by Electronic Arts. The most used version is 1.63.5, 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 installer includes 55 files and is usually about 5.48 MB (5,749,677 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 50% of users of The Sims" 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.TheSims3.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C05D8CDB-417D-4335-A38C-A0659EDFD6B8}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 5.48 MB
Language: Russian

Program filesFiles installed by The Sims" 3

  • Sims3Launcher.exe - Sims 3 Launcher Starter Application (Sims 3Launcher Starter Application)
  • Sims3Launcher_original.exe
  • winui.dll - EA WinUI for Paul.dll (Windows UI for PAUL.DLL)
  • eadm-installer.exe - EA Download Manager
  • TS3W.exe - Downs Sims 3
  • Sims3GDF.dll - Sims3GDF (Sims 3 Game Definition File)
  • S3Launcher.exe - Sims 3 (S3Launcher)
  • TS3.exe
  • TS3EP01.exe
  • TS3EP02.exe
  • TS3EP03.exe
  • TS3SP01.exe
  • TS3SP02.exe
  • TS3SP03.exe
  • TS3W_o.exe
  • TSLHelper.exe - TSLHelper
  • TSLHost.dll - TSLHost
  • paul.dll - drEAm (Electronic Arts, Inc.)
  • EAWebkit.dll - EAWebKit

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • Sims3Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F64F4B20-275E-4178-8A2D-0DB5BF4FC69A}' (runs on registration).
  • Sims3Launcher_original.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B3807F2D-DAC1-4A51-BF77-C556C5AB7470}' (runs on registration).
  • TS3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F1904F5A-C45B-4B21-84B3-34929D981AC0}' (runs on registration).
  • TS3W.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{26D98A3E-3F3C-422D-BACF-4E53F29C6B48}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove The Sims" 3?

You can uninstall The Sims" 3 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" 3, 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" 3.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.31%
Windows 10 46.47%
Windows Vista 0.97%
Windows XP 0.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.02%
Windows 8.1 19.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.37%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.02%
Windows 7 Professional 7.07%
Windows 10 Home 5.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.20%
  United Kingdom 7.25%
  Brazil 5.29%
  Canada 5.10%
  Netherlands 4.51%
  Australia 2.16%
  DK 2.16%
  Poland 1.96%
  Norway 1.76%
  Sweden 1.57%
  Italy 1.57%
  France 1.18%
  Indonesia 1.18%
  Hungary 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.17%
Acer 16.27%
ASUS 15.87%
Dell 12.70%
Lenovo 7.94%
Samsung 7.54%
Toshiba 2.78%
Alienware 1.98%
MSI 1.98%
Intel 0.79%
American Megatrends 0.40%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.40%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.81%
MSI MS-7641 3.49%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.33%
HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PC 2.33%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.33%

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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