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Should I remove GOM Encoder?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,040
United States Rank #24,554
Reach 0.0359%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.14 days
653.00 days >
Average installed length: 343.10 days


VersionDistribution 0.85% 0.57% 0.99% 2.97% 1.27% 3.82% 5.23% 13.15% 9.05% 4.24% 11.17% 5.23% 17.82% 5.23% 2.55% 4.81% 1.41% 1.56% 0.57% 1.56% 0.85% 5.09%

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GOM Encoder

What is GOM Encoder?

Gretech Online Movie Player is a media player for Windows, distributed by the Gretech Corporation of South Korea. It is the primary client player for South Korean GOM-TV, and is more popular in South Korea than any other media player. Key strengths inherited from libavcodec include wide ranging ability to play media files, including .flv - without needing to obtain an external codec, and the ability to play some broken media files. GOM Player also supports peer-to-peer video streaming through an official add-on called GOMTV Streamer.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 gomenc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 18.45 MB (19,343,639 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gomplayer.jp/encoder/inquiry/encoder.html
Help link: www.gomplayer.jp/encoder/faq/list.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\gretech\gomencoder
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\GRETECH\GomEncoder\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 18.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GOM Encoder

Program executable:gomenc.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\gretech\gomencoder\gomenc.exe
Additional files:
  • Subtitle.dll - Gretech Subtitle Module
  • SubtitleFilter.dll - Gretech Subtitle Filter
  • GomVCmain.exe - GOM Video Converter
  • uninstall.exe - GOM Video Converter Setup File
  • TaskBarControl.dll - TaskBarControl dll (TaskBarControl)
  • PacketEncoder.exe - PacketEncoder
  • GEncrypter.dll - GOM Encoder (Encrypter)
  • GomEncMain.exe - GOM ENCODER
  • GomReader.exe - GOM Reader
  • GomReport.exe - GomReport
  • GomVC.exe - Launcher
  • GWriter.dll - GOM Encoder(Gom Video Converter) (GWriter)
  • umc_h264.dll - umc_h264
  • x264.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • GMFX.dll
  • GrLauncher.exe
  • GScrollbaru.dll
  • GVC.dll
  • lame_enc.dll
  • libavcodec.dll
  • libfaac.dll
  • libpthread-2.dll (by Open Source Software community project) - POSIX Threads for Windows32 Library
  • pthreadGC2.dll (by Open Source Software community project)
  • qscl.dll
  • ShareInfo.dll
  • SubConv.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GomEnc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F81D027F-3434-4864-94B1-8C52760A1713}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove GOM Encoder?

You can uninstall GOM Encoder 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 GOM Encoder, 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 GOM Encoder.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.37%
Windows XP 15.13%
Windows Vista 12.73%
Windows 10 8.63%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.12%
Windows 7 Professional 13.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.70%
Windows 8.1 2.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from Japan
Which countries install it?
  Japan 66.67%
  United States 9.60%
  Thailand 1.41%
  United Kingdom 1.41%
  Turkey 1.13%
  Germany 0.99%
  Argentina 0.99%
  Saudi Arabia 0.99%
  Taiwan 0.99%
  Spain 0.85%
  Iran 0.85%
  India 0.85%
  Canada 0.71%
  Romania 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.79%
Acer 14.80%
NEC 13.97%
Hewlett-Packard 10.89%
Toshiba 10.61%
ASUS 4.47%
Lenovo 3.63%
Intel 3.63%
Sahara 1.96%
American Megatrends 1.68%
Sony 1.12%
Common models
ThirdWave Corporation Pri... 5.47%
Acer Aspire S7-391 2.49%
LENOVO 4334 2.49%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.49%
Acer Aspire 5742G 1.99%
ASUS All Series 1.99%

About Gretech

The GOM Player, also known as the Gretech Online Movie Player is a media player for Windows, distributed by the Gretech Corporation.
Publisher URL: www.gretech.com


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