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EXPERTool 7.18


EXPERTool 7.18 is a program developed by Gainward Co. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is TBPANEL.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 11.24 MB (11,786,339 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 39% of users of EXPERTool come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gainward.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\EXPERTool\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\EXPERTool\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 11.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by EXPERTool 7.18

  • TBPANEL.exe - EXPERTool : Display Control Panel
  • GWLIB.DLL - Gainward GWLIB (GWLIB)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • DXTOOL.EXE (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® 95 (Microsoft DXTOOL)
  • TBPanelExt.dll - TBPanelExt Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • TBPanelExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'EXPERToolShlExt' with a class of {DF9B9090-B8A0-4505-9B00-CC64A0409C2F}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • TBPANEL.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GAINWARD' and executes as C:\Program Files\EXPERTool\TBPanel.exe /A.

How do I remove EXPERTool?

You can uninstall EXPERTool 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 EXPERTool 7.18, 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 EXPERTool.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.67%
Windows XP 6.67%
Windows 10 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 63.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.33%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.33%
Windows 10 Home 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.02%
  Iran 14.63%
  Germany 14.63%
  Russia 7.32%
  MK 2.44%
  France 2.44%
  RS 2.44%
  Sweden 2.44%
  Austria 2.44%
  Indonesia 2.44%
  DK 2.44%
  Croatia 2.44%
  United Kingdom 2.44%
  BG 2.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.27%
Hewlett-Packard 22.73%
Dell 9.09%
American Megatrends 4.55%
ASUS 4.55%
Common models
O.E.M O.E.M 13.33%
MSI MS-7758 6.67%
Micro-Star MS-7599 6.67%
Micro-Star MS-7597 6.67%
HP-Pavilion GJ376AA-ACP a... 6.67%
Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3 6.67%


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