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Express Gate Tools


Express Gate Tools is a software program developed by DeviceVM. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. The primary executable is named ExpressGateUpdater.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 2.48 MB (2,600,617 bytes). The installed file ExpressGateUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 25% of users of Express Gate Tools come from France, it is also popular in Germany and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.DeviceVM.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Express Gate\Express Gate Tools\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{32394A59-A39C-4C90-A9A5-F16B0C7442E1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Express Gate Tools

Program executable:ExpressGateUpdater.exe
Name:Express Gate Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\Express Gate\Express Gate Tools\ExpressGateUpdater.exe
Additional files:
  • DVMExportService.exe - DVMExport Application
  • ExpressGateUpdater.exe - Express Gate Updater
  • BookmarkSync.dll
  • ConfigureToolBookmarkSync.exe - Splashtop (Splashtop Configuration Tool)
  • language.dll
  • dvmIo.dll (by http://www.devicevm.com) - dvmIo

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • DVMExportService.exe runs as a service named 'DVM Meta Data Export Service' (MDES).

How do I remove Express Gate Tools?

You can uninstall Express Gate Tools 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 Tools, 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 Tools.

Win 7 (SP1) 84%
Win 10 4%
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 Vista 8.00%
Windows XP 4.00%
Windows 10 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 52.00%
Windows 7 Professional 28.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.00% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 25.00%
  Germany 25.00%
  United States 14.29%
  Japan 10.71%
  Taiwan 3.57%
  Belgium 3.57%
  Switzerland 3.57%
  Austria 3.57%
  Netherlands 3.57%
  Canada 3.57%
  Poland 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
American Megatrends 37.50%
Toshiba 12.50%

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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