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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,544
United States Rank #2,587
Reach 0.1561%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.86 days
644.84 days >
Average installed length: 338.82 days


12.0.273 100.00%

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The Sims 3 Showtime

What is The Sims 3 Showtime?

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


The Sims 3 Showtime 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 15 files and is usually about 1.58 GB (1,695,104,734 bytes). TS3_1.33.2.0150xx_update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 67% of users of The Sims 3 Showtime come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.TheSims3.com
Help link: C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 Showtime\Support\EA Help\Electronic_Arts_Technical_Support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 Showtime
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3BBFD444-5FAB-49F6-98B1-A1954E831399}\Sims3EP06Setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -remov
Estimated size: 1.58 GB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by The Sims 3 Showtime

Program executable:Sims3Launcher.exe
Name:Sims 3 Launcher Starter Application
Sims 3Launcher Starter Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 Showtime\Game\Bin\Sims3Launcher.exe
Additional files:
  • Sims3Launcher.exe - Sims 3 Launcher Starter Application (Sims 3Launcher Starter Application)
  • Sims3EP06GDF.dll - Sims3GDF (Sims 3 Game Definition File)
  • OriginSetup.exe - Origin
  • TS3W.exe - Sims 3
  • TSLHost.dll - TSLHost
  • d3dx9_31.dll
  • ISSetupHelper.exe - ISSetupHelper
  • Sims3EP06Setup.exe (by Acresso Software) - InstallShield (Setup.exe)
  • TS3EP06.exe - Sims 3 Starter Application
  • 3booter.exe (by Semper Fidelis Tyrannosaurus) - 3Booter (3Booter Sims3 Booter)
  • flt-t3st.exe
  • FPS_Limiter.exe
  • HookHelper.dll
  • Limiter_D3D9.dll
  • TS3_1.33.2.0150xx_update.exe (by Acresso Software)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Sims3Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EEE70759-08A6-4FCE-8C2F-FE1F6A9A121B}' (runs on registration).
  • TS3W.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FD7A34AE-7A2F-4F05-8254-B3358334A502}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove The Sims 3 Showtime?

You can uninstall The Sims 3 Showtime 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 Showtime, 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 Showtime.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.79%
Windows 10 38.71%
Windows Vista 2.47%
Windows XP 1.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.55%
Windows 8.1 16.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.76%
Windows 10 Home 7.04%
Windows 8 5.64%
Windows 7 Professional 5.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.58%
  United Kingdom 7.44%
  Brazil 5.14%
  Canada 4.56%
  Australia 4.14%
  Italy 1.84%
  Czech Republic 0.99%
  Israel 0.68%
  Indonesia 0.65%
  Ireland 0.65%
  South Africa 0.61%
  New Zealand 0.58%
  Philippines 0.44%
  Romania 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.27%
Dell 17.30%
Acer 12.96%
ASUS 10.64%
Toshiba 9.58%
Lenovo 4.79%
Samsung 3.53%
Alienware 2.92%
Intel 0.81%
MSI 0.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.12%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.09%
ASUS All Series 3.94%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.23%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.11%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.75%

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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