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Should I remove GridinSoft Anti-Malware?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,101
United States Rank #33,188
Reach 0.0066%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.0.29 3.23%
3.0.28 5.38%
3.0.27 1.08%
3.0.26 2.15%
3.0.24 1.08%
3.0.23 1.08%
3.0.22 1.08%
3.0.20 2.15%
3.0.19 6.45%
3.0.18 6.45%
3.0.17 9.68%
3.0.15 3.23%
3.0.14 5.38%
3.0.13 3.23%
3.0.12 2.15%
3.0.11 9.68%
3.0.10 2.15%
3.0.9 1.08%
3.0.7 5.38%
3.0.5 6.45%
3.0.4 10.75%
3.0.3 4.30%
3.0.2 4.30%
3.0.1 2.15%

GridinSoft Anti-Malware

Overview

GridinSoft Anti-Malware is a software program developed by GridinSoft. The most common release is 3.0.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named gsam.exe. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 24.3 MB (25,476,402 bytes). 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 23% of users of GridinSoft Anti-Malware come from the United States, it is also popular in UA and Saudi Arabia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: anti-malware.gridinsoft.com
Help link: trojan-killer.net/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GridinSoft Anti-Malware
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\GridinSoft Anti-Malware\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 24.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

Program executable:gsam.exe
Name:GridinSoft Anti-Malware (64-bit)
GridinSoft Anti-Malware
Path:C:\Program Files\gridinsoft anti-malware\gsam.exe
MD5:e8d886bde7b06957d9f3ef4fccd1f70d
Additional files:
  • gtkmgmt.dll - GridinSoft Anti-Malware (64-bit) (GridinSoft Anti-Malware)
  • tkcon.exe
  • unhooklib.dll - GridinSoft Anti-Malware (32-bit)
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • gtkmgmtc.exe
  • libmem.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • gsam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
Startup File (User Run)
  • gsam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GridinSoft Anti-Malware (32-bit)' and executes as "C:\Program Files\GridinSoft Anti-Malware\gsam.exe" -startupscan.

How do I remove GridinSoft Anti-Malware?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 62%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 62.37%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows XP 3.23%
Windows Vista 1.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 26.88%
Windows 10 Home 19.35%
Windows 7 Professional 11.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.83%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.68%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.55%
  UA 10.78%
  Saudi Arabia 8.82%
  Egypt 7.84%
  Russia 7.84%
  United Kingdom 4.90%
  Italy 4.90%
  Poland 3.92%
  Germany 2.94%
  France 2.94%
  South Africa 2.94%
  MA 1.96%
  Argentina 0.98%
  Australia 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 48.44%
Acer 15.63%
Dell 10.94%
ASUS 6.25%
GIGABYTE 4.69%
Lenovo 4.69%
American Megatrends 4.69%
Sony 3.13%
Gateway 1.56%
Common models
HP Compaq dc7900 Converti... 5.33%
HP Pro 3130 Microtower PC 5.33%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.67%
HP Notebook 2.67%
LENOVO 20150 2.67%
HP ProBook 4520s 2.67%

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