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Should I remove Acer GridVista?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,171
United States Rank #2,848
Reach 0.2954%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.42 days
100.97 days >
Average installed length: 53.05 days


3.03.1223 3.18%
3.01.0730 90.47%
3.00.0724 0.02%
2.75.825 6.13%
2.29.0728 0.02%
1.10.113 0.02%
1.8.924 0.15%
1.3.729 0.02%

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Acer GridVista

What is Acer GridVista?

Acer GridVista is pre-installed with various Acer laptops.

About  (from Acer)

Acer GridVista is a utility that can help you organize multiple windows by dividing the screen into two, three or four sections in which you can drag and drop windows. The windows will then be automatically resized. In addition, you can decide to set a window to be always on top or semi-transparent. Once active, GridVi...  Read more


Acer GridVista is a program developed by Acer. The most used version is 3.01.0730, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 GridVistaUW7.exe. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 4.38 MB (4,589,227 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 36% of users of Acer GridVista come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/home
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acer Inc\Acer GridVista
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\GVUni.exe GridV.UNI
Estimated size: 4.38 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Acer GridVista

Program executable:GridVistaUW7.exe
Window Arrangment on Split Screen
Path:C:\Program Files\Acer Inc\Acer GridVista\GridVistaUW7.exe
Additional files:
  • WHCmd.exe (by Dritek System) - WHCmd Application (nSplitter Command Passer)
  • MkServis.Exe (by Dritek System) - Service Help (Dritek General Service Help Tool)
  • GridVistaUW7.exe - nSplitter (Window Arrangment on Split Screen)
  • WHPilot.exe - Pilot Program of WndHook

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WHPilot.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A042D894-22CC-4833-8060-4F2C7ECFDEB9}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Acer GridVista?

You can uninstall Acer GridVista 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Acer GridVista, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Acer GridVista.

Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.66%
Windows 10 8.45%
Windows Vista 4.53%
Windows XP 0.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 82.20%
Windows 10 Home 7.47%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.67%
Windows 7 Professional 2.08%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.65%
  Germany 11.58%
  United Kingdom 9.48%
  Italy 6.26%
  France 6.03%
  Canada 3.99%
  Spain 2.79%
  Netherlands 2.43%
  Belgium 2.24%
  Brazil 1.41%
  Australia 1.37%
  Finland 1.18%
  Sweden 1.16%
  Norway 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.56%
Sahara 0.21%
Hewlett-Packard 0.11%
Intel 0.04%
Dell 0.04%
Toshiba 0.04%
Lenovo 0.02%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5738 10.10%
Acer Aspire 5740 8.93%
Acer Aspire 5732Z 8.82%
Acer Aspire 5532 6.77%
Acer Aspire 7736 6.39%
Acer Aspire 7740 4.89%

About Acer

Acer is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation whose products include desktop and laptop computer PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals.
Publisher URL: www.acer.com


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