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5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #28,427
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 36.88 days


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Face_Wizard B12.0815.02

What is Face_Wizard?  (from GIGABYTE)

Face-Wizard™ is a windows based utility with user-friendly interface that allows users to change the boot-up logo with picture from GIGABYTE Logo Gallery on web site or other compatible picture you have. Face-Wizard™ allows user to select BIOS on board or file in hard drive¡Bfloppy disk¡Bzip¡BMO or other storage device...  Read more


Face_Wizard B12.0815.02 is a program developed by GIGABYTE. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 29 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 36% of users of Face_Wizard come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Gigabyte.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Gigabyte
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Face_Wizard B12.0815.02

  • AlarmClock.exe - Smart TimeLock (Time Management Application)
  • TimeMgmtDaemon.exe - Smart TimeLock Service
  • GBTUpd.exe
  • RPMDaemon.exe
  • RPMExec.exe
  • RPMKickstart.exe
  • RPMMgr.exe
  • RunSlientCmd.exe
  • RunUpd.exe
  • SetupReDriver.exe
  • Smart6.exe
  • SmartLockManager.exe
  • UnInstGBTUpd.exe
  • UpdExe.exe
  • devcon.exe (by Microsoft)
  • DPInst.exe (by Microsoft)
  • gacutil.exe
  • GSQB.exe
  • GTuner.exe
  • PreRun.exe (by PreRun)
  • RegAsm.exe
  • restart.exe
  • SetKey.exe
  • SetupRE.exe
  • stlServiceCtrl.exe
  • tchBIOS.exe
  • UpdSettingDlg.exe
  • vhdmount.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UpdExe.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{89173FDB-B778-4B45-A131-E51DD90D9135}' (runs on registration).
  • TimeMgmtDaemon.exe runs as a service named 'Smart TimeLock Service' (Smart TimeLock) "Smart TimeLock - Computer time management.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PreRun.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GBTUpd' which loads as C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\GBTUpd\PreRun.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • PreRun.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GBTUpd' which loads as C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\UpdManager\PreRun.exe.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • UpdExe.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\EnergySaver2\UpdExe.exe'.
  • GBTUpd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\UpdManager\GBTUpd.exe'.
  • RunUpd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Gigabyte\UpdManager\RunUpd.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.56 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000533352%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002961%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002372%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:121,352
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:198 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.82 MB
Total CPU:0.0000814892%
Kernel CPU:0.00007289%
User CPU:0.00000860%
CPU cycles/sec:10,018

How do I remove Face_Wizard?

You can uninstall Face_Wizard 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 Face_Wizard B12.0815.02, 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 Face_Wizard.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.87%
Windows 10 26.77%
Windows XP 2.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 36.22%
Windows 7 Professional 16.54%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.75%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.09%
Windows 8 Pro 5.51%
Windows 10 Pro 4.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.50%
  Germany 7.30%
  France 4.38%
  Canada 4.38%
  United Kingdom 4.38%
  Brazil 2.92%
  Russia 2.92%
  Spain 2.92%
  Egypt 2.92%
  Chile 2.19%
  South Africa 2.19%
  Greece 2.19%
  India 1.46%
  Sri Lanka 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 38.00%
Acer 24.00%
Dell 8.00%
Hewlett-Packard 6.00%
Common models
Gigabyte Z87X-D3H 7.69%
Gigabyte Z68MX-UD2H-B3 7.69%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 7.69%
Gigabyte H61M-D2H-USB3 7.69%
Gigabyte GA-MA78LM-S2 7.69%
Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 7.69%


Gigabyte is a manufacturer of computer hardware products known for its motherboards whose customers include custom PC manufacturers such as Alienware as well as some larger OEMs.
Publisher URL: www.gigabyte.com


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