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Should I remove Zoo Tycoon 2 - Ultimate Collection?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,735
United States Rank #9,762
Reach 0.0217%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 63.48 days
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Average installed length: 379.95 days


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Zoo Tycoon 2 - Ultimate Collection

What is Zoo Tycoon 2 - Ultimate Collection?  (from Microsoft Game Studios)

Includes Zoo Tycoon 2 + All 4 Expansion Packs, business simulation, The goal is to create a thriving zoo by building exhibits to accommodate animals and keeping the guests happy.


Zoo Tycoon 2 - Ultimate Collection is a software program developed by Microsoft Game Studios. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 38 files and is usually about 1.4 MB (1,463,876 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 65% of users of Zoo Tycoon 2 - Ultimate Collection come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/games
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Zoo Tycoon 2\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\Driver\11\INTEL3~1\IDriver.exe /M{9CC4840D-EF1C-406F-AF08-3C19EB1335B9}
Estimated size: 1.4 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Zoo Tycoon 2 - Ultimate Collection

  • dw.exe - Microsoft Application Error Reporting
  • GameuxInstallHelper.dll - Game Explorer Install Helper DLL
  • Eula.dll - Microsoft Corporation EulaDll (EulaDll)
  • mgspid.dll - Microsoft Corporation MGSPID (MGSPID)
  • Startup.exe - Microsoft Game Launcher (Startup Application)
  • SETUPENU.DLL - Microsoft Games Setup (Microsoft Games AutoRun/Setup Resources)
  • UNINSTAL.EXE - Microsoft Games AutoRun/Setup
  • pidgen.dll - Microsoft PidGen (PidGen)
  • Splash.EXE - Splash Screen
  • strings.dll - Zoo Tycoon 2 (Strings Dynamic Link Library)
  • zt.exe - Zoo Tycoon 2 Executable
  • ztvista.dll - Vista Utilities Dynamic Link Library
  • startup.dll - Launcher (startup)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Splash.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{B6FDB5E4-F8DA-4A3C-B7A4-5E8F01427094}' (runs on registration).
  • zt.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F8627B9F-E2E9-43AB-94A8-F5C435BDFE6B}' (runs on registration).
  • Startup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EC0AFE00-F9DE-4763-90C0-3288689B4D7A}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • zt.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Zoo Tycoon 2\zt.exe'.

How do I remove Zoo Tycoon 2 - Ultimate Collection?

You can uninstall Zoo Tycoon 2 - Ultimate Collection 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 Zoo Tycoon 2 - Ultimate Collection, 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 Zoo Tycoon 2 - Ultimate Collection.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.44%
Windows 10 36.21%
Windows Vista 6.54%
Windows XP 2.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.01%
Windows 8.1 15.02%
Windows 10 Home 11.74%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.87%
Windows 7 Professional 4.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.96%
  Germany 7.35%
  United Kingdom 7.35%
  Australia 4.62%
  Canada 3.42%
  Netherlands 3.08%
  DK 1.54%
  Austria 1.20%
  Belgium 1.03%
  Sweden 0.85%
  New Zealand 0.68%
  Switzerland 0.51%
  Israel 0.51%
  Italy 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.55%
Dell 18.12%
Acer 15.10%
Toshiba 11.41%
ASUS 8.05%
Lenovo 3.36%
Samsung 3.02%
Alienware 2.01%
MSI 1.34%
Medion 1.01%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.94%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.09%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.09%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.09%
ASUS All Series 2.47%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.47%

About Microsoft Game Studios

Microsoft Studios is the video game production of Microsoft, responsible for the development and publishing of games for the Xbox and Games for Windows.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com/games


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