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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
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,665
United States Rank #35,385
Reach 0.0040%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 148.76 days
819.38 days >
Average installed length: 430.52 days


16.0.136 1.28% 14.10% 7.69%
1.42.130 6.41%
1.00.0000 3.85%
1.0.631 23.08%
1.0.615 20.51%
1.0 1.28%

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The Sims 3

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What is The Sims 3?

The Sims 3 is a video game distributed through EA's Origin digital distribution and digital rights management content delivery system.

About  (from Electronic Arts)

The freedom of The Sims 3 will inspire you with endless creative possibilities and amuse you with unexpected moments of mischief! Create unique Sims and control their lives.
Customize everything from their appearances to their personalities to their homes. Then, send your Sims out to explore new locations around tow...  Read more


The Sims 3 is a program developed by Electronic Arts. The most used version is 1.0.631, 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 56 files and is usually about 594 KB (608,256 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 36% of users of The Sims 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in Turkey and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com/the-sims-3
Help link: www.thesims3.ea.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C05D8CDB-417D-4335-A38C-A0659EDFD6B8}\Sims3Setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 594 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by The Sims 3

Program executable:sims3launcher.exe
Name:Sims 3 Launcher Starter Application
Sims 3Launcher Starter Application
Path:C:\Program Files\electronic arts\the sims 3\game\bin\sims3launcher.exe
Additional files:
  • winui.dll - EA WinUI for Paul.dll (Windows UI for PAUL.DLL)
  • eadm-installer.exe - EA Download Manager
  • Sims3GDF.dll - Sims3GDF (Sims 3 Game Definition File)
  • TS3.exe - Sims 3
  • TSLHelper.exe - TSLHelper
  • TSLHost.dll - TSLHost
  • paul.dll - drEAm (Electronic Arts, Inc.)
  • UninstHelper.exe (by GameStop) - Impulse (Add/Remove Programs Helper)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Sims3Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{53AB1348-FF1E-4125-9065-4D5F6E23442E}' (runs on registration).
  • TS3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F1904F5A-C45B-4B21-84B3-34929D981AC0}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove The Sims 3?

Quickly and completely remove The Sims 3 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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) 54%
Win XP 3%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.41%
Windows 10 38.46%
Windows Vista 2.56%
Windows XP 2.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.08%
Windows 10 Home 10.39%
Windows 10 Pro 9.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.49%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.05%
  Turkey 12.79%
  France 11.63%
  Thailand 10.47%
  Malaysia 4.65%
  Philippines 3.49%
  Hong Kong 2.33%
  Belgium 2.33%
  Canada 2.33%
  UA 1.16%
  Australia 1.16%
  Russia 1.16%
  Sweden 1.16%
  BN 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.79%
Hewlett-Packard 23.21%
ASUS 12.50%
Samsung 7.14%
Dell 3.57%
Toshiba 3.57%
Alienware 3.57%
Lenovo 3.57%
Medion 1.79%
Packard Bell 1.79%
Intel 1.79%
Common models
Acer Aspire V3-772G 3.08%
Packard Bell EasyNote TS1... 3.08%
ECS G41T-M7 3.08%
Hewlett-Packard 500-475nf... 3.08%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 1.54%
LENOVO 4173RA5 1.54%

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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