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Should I remove Ignition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #46,969
Reach 0.0009%


7.7.4 25.00%
7.7.2 8.33%
7.7.1 25.00%
7.7.0-rc1 8.33%
7.6.4 8.33%
7.6.3 8.33%
7.6.1 8.33%
7.5.5 8.33%



Ignition is a software program developed by Inductive Automation. The most common release is 7.7.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 6 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 70% of users of Ignition come from the United States, it is also popular in Slovenia and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Inductive Automation\Ignition
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Inductive Automation\Ignition\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Ignition

  • uninstall.exe - Ignition
  • IgnitionGateway.exe (by Tanuki Software) - Java Service Wrapper Standard (Java Service Wrapper Standard Edition 3.5.25)
  • hasp_windows_x64_78934.dll (by Aladdin Knowledge Systems) - HASP SRM Windows DLL (Aladdin HASP SRM Windows DLL)
  • gcu.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • IgnitionGateway.exe runs as a service named 'Ignition Gateway' (Ignition) "Ignition Gateway".

How do I remove Ignition?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 8 42%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.33%
Windows 8 41.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 8.1 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 8.33%
Windows 8 Pro 8.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.57%
  Slovenia 8.70%
  Italy 8.70%
  Portugal 4.35%
  Colombia 4.35%
  Switzerland 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
ASUS 25.00%
Lenovo 25.00%
Samsung 16.67%
Common models
ASUSTeK N550JK 25.00%
LENOVO 435451U 8.33%
LENOVO 24382HU 8.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.33%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1141it 8.33%
LENOVO 10243VU 8.33%


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