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Should I remove Express Gate?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,953
United States Rank #2,923
Reach 0.2006%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.00 days
472.09 days >
Average installed length: 248.05 days


VersionDistribution 0.18% 0.81% 0.10% 2.81% 0.68% 4.96% 0.08% 0.56% 0.03% 0.18% 0.03% 0.15% 2.07% 0.53% 0.03% 0.05% 0.46% 0.81% 0.08% 0.08% 0.08% 0.43% 0.13% 0.15% 0.30% 2.35% 0.40% 0.35% 1.64% 0.03% 0.15% 0.05% 3.67% 0.61% 0.40% 2.43% 0.13% 6.65% 0.48% 0.08% 0.03% 0.56% 0.03% 2.25% 0.08% 3.74% 0.13% 2.38% 0.18% 1.26% 1.37%
113 versions

Express Gate

What is Express Gate?

Express Gate (Splashtop) is a remote desktop software solution that allows users to connect to and control their computer from a mobile computing device, such as an iPad, iPhone, webOS, or Android device. The original concept of Splashtop was that it was intended to be integrated on a read-only device and shipped with the hardware, rather than installed by the user. It did not prevent the installation of another operating system for dual booting. It was an instant-on commercial Linux distribution targeting PC motherboard vendors and other device manufacturers. The first OEM partner for the original Splashtop was ASUS, and their first joint product was called Express Gate. Later, other computer manufacturers also built Splashtop into certain models and re-branded it under different names.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is runbcdedit.exe. The software installer includes 27 files and is usually about 842.49 KB (862,712 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.devicevm.com
Installation folder: C:\temp\Splashtop_temp_folder\ASUS.SYS\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{99AD9D6D-A456-49EE-8360-F22EE7AA1272}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 842.49 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Express Gate

Program executable:runbcdedit.exe
Additional files:
  • SplashtopDll.dll - Installer Common Modules (Installer Common Library)
  • DVMExportService.exe - Windows Metadata Export Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DVMExportService.exe runs as a service named 'DeviceVM Meta Data Export Service' (DvmMDES) "This service performs user data exporting from Windows to Splashtop.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.31 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0015691833%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00152371%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004548%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:51,295
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:106.68 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:51 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Express Gate?

You can uninstall Express Gate 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 Express Gate, 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 Express Gate.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.00%
Windows 10 7.08%
Windows Vista 4.98%
Windows XP 3.89%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.73%
Windows 7 Professional 10.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.96%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.91%
Windows 10 Home 3.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.71%
  Germany 7.94%
  France 5.76%
  Canada 3.44%
  Italy 2.75%
  Australia 2.63%
  United Kingdom 2.58%
  Netherlands 2.24%
  Taiwan 2.20%
  Sweden 1.85%
  Spain 1.49%
  Poland 1.42%
  Belgium 1.10%
  Japan 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 97.75%
Dell 2.25%
Common models
ASUSTeK G73Jh 12.63%
ASUSTeK U52F 7.01%
ASUSTeK N61Jv 6.40%
ASUSTeK N61Jq 6.11%
ASUSTeK UL30A 4.96%
ASUSTek G60JX 4.80%

About DeviceVM

Splashtop's (used to be known as DeviceVM) first product, named Splashtop OS, is an ‘instant-on’ Linux-based computing platform designed for fast, efficient computing.
Publisher URL: www.splashtop.com


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