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What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #354
United States Rank #542
Reach 1.7344%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.45 days
278.78 days >
Average installed length: 146.48 days


2.00.8101 0.17%
2.00.8100 0.06%
2.00.3006 0.45%
2.00.3005 0.01%
2.00.3001 0.39%
1.04.3507 1.95%
1.04.3506 10.56%
1.04.3505 1.27%
1.04.3504 10.53%
1.04.3503 8.46%
1.04.3502 6.95%
1.04.3501 0.05%
1.03.3004 3.72%
1.03.3003 25.16%
1.03.3002 3.70%
1.02.3006 19.30%
1.02.3005 0.21%
1.02.3004 7.06%
1.02.3002 0.00%

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Acer Registration

What is Acer Registration?

Acer Registration is a program that is pre-installed with Acer laptops. If the laptop has not yet been registered with Acer it will periodically popup and promt the user to register. It runs as a scheduled task or service (depending on the version).

About  (from Acer)

With your Acer ID, you can easily explore all your Acer services using a single account. Whatever Acer device you’re using, whatever Acer website you’re on, your single sign-in brings you many benefits. Those benefits include being able to register your Acer product purchases, get the latest Acer service updates, and r...  Read more


It is typically pre-installed with most new Acer computers. The most common release is 1.03.3003, 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. 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. 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 primary executable is named GREGsvc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 8.27 MB (8,667,029 bytes).
  • Starts automatically
  • Adds a background Windows Service
Bundled relationships

This program is pre-installed on Acer PCs

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
Acer laptops typically come bundled with a number of both installed utilities as well as try before you buy commercial software.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Acer PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It sometimes difficult for users to remove via the 'Uninstall a Program' feature in Windows.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acer\Registration
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Acer\Registration\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 8.27 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Acer Registration

Program executable:GREGsvc.exe
Name:Global Registration Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Acer\Registration\GREGsvc.exe
Acer Global Registration service is preloaded on Acer laptops and runs in the background with the sole purpose to remind users to register their new laptops. Acer Global Registration pops up a reminder from time to time and you can decide...
Additional files:
  • GREGsvc.exe - Global Registration Service
  • GREG.exe - Global Registration
  • GregHSRW.exe
  • uninstall.exe - Registration
  • GlobalRegistrationMUI.dll - Global Registration MUI
  • GregDLLHS.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GREG.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4DD2ECC8-1509-41C8-922D-B38617BBAE72}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • GREG.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
2 Services
  • GregHSRW.exe runs as a service named 'Greg_Service' (Greg_Service).
  • GREGsvc.exe runs as a service named 'GREGService' (GREGService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • GREG.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Global Registration' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Registration\GREG.exe" /boot.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:858.5 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000129701%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000467%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000830%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:455
8,062,084 average
Memory:1.53 MB
Total CPU:0.0013322162%
Kernel CPU:0.00081295%
User CPU:0.00051927%
CPU cycles/sec:556,190
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes

How do I remove Acer Registration?

You can uninstall Acer Registration 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 Registration, 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 Registration.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 90%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 97.16%
Windows 10 2.71%
Windows XP 0.12%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 81.78%
Windows 7 Starter 6.82%
Windows 7 Professional 4.45%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.02%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.91%
  Germany 10.35%
  United Kingdom 7.96%
  Canada 5.89%
  France 5.20%
  Italy 4.21%
  Netherlands 2.58%
  Australia 2.28%
  Spain 2.03%
  Belgium 1.85%
  Brazil 1.74%
  Sweden 1.56%
  Taiwan 1.48%
  Finland 0.99%

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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