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Should I remove App Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #6,799
United States Rank #8,546
Reach 0.0747%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.57 days
105.31 days >
Average installed length: 55.33 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.15.1228 2.86%
1.15.0916 2.29%
1.15.0811 10.31%
1.15.0629 0.57%
1.15.0515 1.62%
1.15.0417 15.46%
1.15.0414 0.57%
1.15.0318 0.38%
1.14.1205 15.36%
1.14.1111 1.05%
1.14.1104 0.48%
1.14.1016 2.00%
1.14.1008 0.48%
1.14.0924 1.34%
1.14.0918 0.86%
1.14.0827 2.10%
1.14.0807 0.38%
1.14.0529 1.91%
1.14.0429 10.50%
1.14.0417 0.48%
1.14.0110 11.55%
1.13.1206 3.05%
1.13.1121 0.57%
1.13.1015 2.86%
1.13.1009 1.15%
1.13.0711 1.05%
1.13.0703 1.43%
1.13.0702 0.19%
1.00.1510.2101 1.24%
1.00.1508.1901 0.19%
1.00.1507.1501 0.29%
1.00.0000 5.44%

Other programs by GIGABYTE

App Center

What is App Center?  (from GIGABYTE)

GIGABYTE App Center gives you easy access to a wealth of GIGABYTE apps that help you get the most from your GIGABYTE motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, GIGABYTE App Center allows you to launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system. The GIGABYTE App Center is also customizable with three attractiv...  Read more

Overview

App Center is a software program developed by GIGABYTE. The most common release is 1.15.0417, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 16.02 MB (16,795,132 bytes). The installed file GBUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 31% of users of App Center come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Gigabyte.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Gigabyte\AppCenter\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F3D47276-0E35-42CF-A677-B45118470E21}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 16.02 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by App Center

  • BDR_info.dll - BDR_info Dynamic Link Library (BDR_info DLL)
  • DisWhql.dll
  • DisWhql64.exe
  • FBIOS.dll
  • Flash.dll
  • SetBiosLang.dll
  • sk32.exe
  • WpfAnimatedGif.dll (by Thomas Levesque) - WpfAnimatedGif
  • AdjustService.exe - AdjustService
  • GBUpdate.exe - GBUpdate
  • Waiting.exe - Waiting
  • ApCent.exe - ApCent
  • PreRun.exe - PreRun
  • RunUpd.exe - RunUpd
  • resc.dll - resc
  • ycc.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • AdjustService.exe runs as a service named 'GIGABYTE Adjust' (gadjservice).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ApCent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AppCenter' which loads as C:\Program Files\Gigabyte\AppCenter\ApCent.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • PreRun.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PreRun' which loads as C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\AppCenter\PreRun.exe.

How do I remove App Center?

Quickly and completely remove App Center from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall App Center 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 App Center, 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 App Center.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 54%
Win 7 2%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 53.57%
Windows 7 46.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 20.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.91%
Windows 7 Professional 12.62%
Windows 8.1 11.09%
Windows 10 Pro 9.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.61%
  United Kingdom 8.60%
  Germany 7.11%
  France 6.05%
  Australia 3.95%
  Canada 3.07%
  Netherlands 2.46%
  Italy 2.11%
  Sweden 1.75%
  Spain 1.67%
  Brazil 1.67%
  Poland 1.58%
  Israel 1.40%
  Norway 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
GIGABYTE 31.28%
ASUS 30.77%
Acer 26.67%
Hewlett-Packard 7.18%
Dell 3.08%
Lenovo 0.51%
Alienware 0.51%
Common models
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 8.37%
Gigabyte Z87X-D3H 4.67%
Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 5 3.59%
Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 3 3.59%
Gigabyte Z87-HD3 3.48%
Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H 3.48%

About GIGABYTE

Gigabyte is a manufacturer of computer hardware products known for its motherboards whose customers include custom PC manufacturers such as Alienware as well as some larger OEMs.
Publisher URL: www.gigabyte.com

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