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1% remove it99% keep it
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1.1.4 87.69%
1.1.3 11.54%
1.1.1 0.77%

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GnuPG For Windows


GnuPG For Windows is a software program developed by The Gpg4win Project. The most common release is 1.1.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named gpg.exe. The setup package generally installs about 67 files and is usually about 18.81 MB (19,719,817 bytes). The program uses the GLib GNOME library. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 47% of users of GnuPG For Windows come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gpg4win.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GNU\GnuPG
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\GNU\GnuPG\gpg4win-uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 18.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GnuPG For Windows

Program executable:gpg.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\gnu\gnupg\gpg.exe
Additional files:
  • WinPT.exe - Windows Privacy Tray (Windows Privacy Tray (WinPT))
  • gpg4win-uninstall.exe (by g10 Code GmbH) - GPG4Win (1.1.4) (Gpg4win: The GNU Privacy Guard and tools for Windows)
  • libgpg-error-0.dll (by g10 Code GmbH) - libgpg-error (libgpg-error - Common error codes)
  • libpangowin32-1.0-0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - PangoWin32
  • libpangoft2-1.0-0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - PangoFT2
  • libpng13.dll (by LibPng) - LibPng (LibPng: PNG image compression library)
  • GPGee.dll (by Kurt Fitzner ) - GPGee (GNU Privacy Guard Explorer Extension)
  • gpgol.dll - GPGol (GPGol - GnuPG plugin for Outlook)
  • libgpgme-11.dll - GPGME (GPGME - GnuPG Made Easy)
  • libgpgme-glib-11.dll
  • libpango-1.0-0.dll - Pango
  • libgdk_pixbuf-2.0-0.dll - GTK+ (GIMP Toolkit)
  • libgdk-win32-2.0-0.dll - GIMP Drawing Kit
  • libglib-2.0-0.dll - GLib
  • libgmodule-2.0-0.dll - GModule
  • libgobject-2.0-0.dll - GObject
  • libgthread-2.0-0.dll - GThread
  • libgtk-win32-2.0-0.dll
  • zlib1.dll (by Zlib) - Zlib (Zlib: general purpose data compression / decompression library)
  • libatk-1.0-0.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - atk
  • PTD.dll - PTD (PTD - Privacy Tray Dynamic)
  • gpa.exe
  • gpgkeys_curl.exe
  • gpgkeys_finger.exe
  • gpgkeys_hkp.exe
  • gpgkeys_ldap.exe
  • gpgsplit.exe
  • gpgv.exe
  • gspawn-win32-helper.exe
  • gspawn-win32-helper-console.exe
  • libcairo-2.dll
  • libpangocairo-1.0-0.dll
  • pango-querymodules.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • GPGee.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'GPGee' with a class of {A0820A59-3343-450B-A902-B481029CD9E8}.

How do I remove GnuPG For Windows?

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Or, you can uninstall GnuPG For Windows 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 GnuPG For Windows, 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 GnuPG For Windows.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.31%
Windows XP 12.31%
Windows Vista 10.77%
Windows 8 4.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.23%
Windows 7 Professional 18.46%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.46%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.20%
  France 18.01%
  Germany 9.94%
  Spain 3.73%
  United Kingdom 3.11%
  Australia 1.86%
  Canada 1.86%
  Argentina 1.24%
  Czech Republic 1.24%
  Italy 1.24%
  Hungary 1.24%
  MK 0.62%
  Switzerland 0.62%
  Russia 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.85%
Hewlett-Packard 16.42%
Acer 14.93%
American Megatrends 7.46%
Lenovo 5.97%
Sahara 4.48%
Intel 2.99%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.04%
MSI MS-7681 3.03%
Dell Precision WorkStatio... 2.02%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro M30 1.01%
TOSHIBA Satellite M60 1.01%


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