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Should I remove AFPL Ghostscript?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,694
United States Rank #14,149
Reach 0.0455%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.00 days
472.04 days >
Average installed length: 248.02 days

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AFPL Ghostscript 8.54

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What is AFPL Ghostscript?

Ghostscript is a suite of software based on an interpreter for Adobe Systems' PostScript and Portable Document Format (PDF) page description languages. Its main purposes are the rasterization or rendering of such page description language files, for the display or printing of document pages, and the conversion between PostScript and PDF files. Ghostscript can also be used as a file format converter, such as PostScript to PDF converter; this is often combined with a PostScript printer driver in "virtual printer" PDF creators.


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 main program executable is uninstgs.exe. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 32.96 MB (34,563,605 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.artifex.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\gs
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\gs\uninstgs.exe "C:\Program Files\gs\gs8.54\uninstal.txt"
Estimated size: 32.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AFPL Ghostscript 8.54

Program executable:uninstgs.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\gs\uninstgs.exe
Additional files:
  • gsdll32.dll
  • gswin32.exe
  • gswin32c.exe
  • gsdll64.dll
  • gsprint.exe
  • gsview32.exe
  • gsvw32ct.dll
  • gsvw32de.dll
  • gsvw32es.dll
  • gsvw32fr.dll
  • gsvw32gr.dll
  • gsvw32it.dll
  • gsvw32nl.dll
  • gsvw32ru.dll
  • gsvw32se.dll
  • gsvw32sk.dll
  • gsvwrg32.exe
  • gswin64.exe
  • gswin64c.exe
  • gvwgs32.exe
  • libbz2.dll
  • pstotxt3.dll
  • pstotxt3.exe
  • Uninst.exe (by Corel) - Uninstall Chaining Utility
  • zlib32.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • gswin32c.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3857A4EA-6293-4DA3-93DB-DA2F841B50BF}' (runs on registration).
  • gswin64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0F7F03D6-C2E2-4E49-8FB3-59348C6B45B5}' (runs on registration).
  • gswin32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{098FBB3F-0C4F-47D3-81AE-06D4ED6E7ADD}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove AFPL Ghostscript?

Quickly and completely remove AFPL Ghostscript 8.54 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall AFPL Ghostscript 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 AFPL Ghostscript 8.54, 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 AFPL Ghostscript.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.85%
Windows XP 18.84%
Windows 10 16.46%
Windows Vista 8.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.20%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.30%
Windows 7 Professional 17.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.08%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.13%
Windows 10 Pro 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.69% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 44.69%
  United States 21.01%
  Austria 3.32%
  France 3.22%
  Italy 3.22%
  United Kingdom 2.25%
  Netherlands 2.14%
  Switzerland 1.71%
  Japan 1.39%
  Brazil 1.29%
  Belgium 1.07%
  Hungary 1.07%
  Russia 0.96%
  Canada 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.46%
Hewlett-Packard 18.37%
Acer 16.91%
Medion 8.77%
ASUS 8.56%
Intel 6.26%
American Megatrends 3.55%
Samsung 2.30%
Lenovo 1.88%
Sahara 1.88%
NEC 1.25%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.23%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.29%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.82%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 2.82%
ASUS All Series 2.35%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.35%

About (from Artifex Software Inc.)

Artifex Software Inc. is the exclusive licensing agent for the highly regarded Artifex Ghostscript® PDF, PostScript, XPS, and PCL interpreter technologies.
Publisher URL: www.artifex.com


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