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Should I remove The Sims 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,206
United States Rank #5,685
Reach 0.0410%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.56 days
783.37 days >
Average installed length: 411.60 days


VersionDistribution 95.17% 0.99% 3.84%

The Sims 3


The Sims 3 is a program developed by Electronic Arts. The most used version 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 main program executable is sims3launcher.exe. The software installer includes 102 files and is usually about 146.64 MB (153,758,957 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 74% of users of The Sims 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Origin Games\The Sims 3\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\EAInstaller\The Sims 3\Cleanup.exe" uninstall_game -autologging
Estimated size: 146.64 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by The Sims 3

Program executable:sims3launcher.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\origin games\the sims 3\game\bin\sims3launcher.exe
Additional files:
  • Sims3Launcher.resources.dll - Sims3Launcher
  • S3Launcher.exe - Sims 3 (S3Launcher)
  • TS3.exe
  • TS3EP02.exe
  • TS3EP03.exe
  • TS3W.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Sims3Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A271B82D-86AF-4CE2-A488-66BA503DA4B8}' (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 10 84%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 83.91%
Windows 7 15.72%
Windows Vista 0.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 59.48%
Windows 10 Pro 13.38%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.67%
Windows 8.1 7.19%
Windows 7 Professional 2.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.46%
  United Kingdom 9.38%
  Canada 2.09%
  Italy 2.09%
  Australia 1.76%
  DK 1.42%
  Norway 1.09%
  Brazil 1.01%
  Poland 0.92%
  Finland 0.84%
  Germany 0.67%
  South Africa 0.59%
  Sweden 0.59%
  Singapore 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.13%
Dell 15.16%
ASUS 14.40%
Acer 13.82%
Lenovo 8.25%
Toshiba 6.53%
Samsung 4.22%
Alienware 2.30%
MSI 0.96%
Apple 0.58%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.50%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.42%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.74%
HP HP Notebook 3.06%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.04%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.04%


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