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Should I remove The Sims 3 Pets?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #49,189
Reach 0.0015%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 529.10 days
1158.82 days >
Average installed length: 608.87 days


10.0.96 93.10%

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The Sims 3 Pets

What is The Sims 3 Pets?

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


The Sims 3 Pets is a program developed by Electronic Arts. 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 12 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 53% of users of The Sims 3 Pets come from the United States, it is also popular in Thailand and China.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.TheSims3.com
Help link: www.impulsedriven.com
Installation folder: C:\Games\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 Pets
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C12631C6-804D-4B32-B0DD-8A496462F106}\Sims3EP05Setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by The Sims 3 Pets

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:
  • OriginSetup.exe - Origin
  • CopyRegValues.exe (by Stardock) - CopyRegValues
  • ISSetupHelper.exe - ISSetupHelper
  • paul.dll - drEAm (Electronic Arts, Inc.)
  • Sims3EP05GDF.dll - Sims3GDF (Sims 3 Game Definition File)
  • Sims3EP05Setup.exe (by Acresso Software) - InstallShield (Setup.exe)
  • TS3EP05.exe - Sims 3 Starter Application
  • TS3W.exe - Sims 3
  • TSLHost.dll - TSLHost
  • UninstHelper.exe (by GameStop) - Impulse (Add/Remove Programs Helper)
  • winui.dll - EA WinUI for Paul.dll (Windows UI for PAUL.DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Sims3Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DD295450-DD6A-4E7A-8793-22B1A0FC8EEE}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove The Sims 3 Pets?

You can uninstall The Sims 3 Pets 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 Pets, 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 Pets.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.97%
Windows 10 27.59%
Windows Vista 3.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 34.48%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.14%
Windows 8.1 10.34%
Windows 7 Professional 6.90%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.90%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.49%
  Thailand 30.23%
  China 4.65%
  Australia 2.33%
  Canada 2.33%
  DK 2.33%
  United Kingdom 2.33%
  Singapore 2.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 19.23%
Hewlett-Packard 19.23%
Acer 15.38%
Sony 11.54%
Samsung 7.69%
Lenovo 7.69%
Toshiba 3.85%
Alienware 3.85%
ASUS 3.85%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L840 4.00%
Sony VPCEB35EC 4.00%
Sony VPCEB33FM 4.00%
Sony VPCCB15FH 4.00%
Sony SVE1712Q1EW 4.00%
Samsung RC418/RC518/RC718 4.00%

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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