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What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #220
United States Rank #807
Reach 2.5459%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.37 days
571.50 days >
Average installed length: 300.28 days


VersionDistribution 0.78% 0.01% 0.44% 0.55% 0.26% 0.00% 0.34% 0.42% 0.69% 0.14% 0.46% 0.63% 0.36% 0.33% 0.01% 0.48% 0.45% 0.00% 0.00% 0.01% 0.66% 0.92% 0.01% 1.31% 0.00% 0.07% 1.05% 0.86% 0.00% 0.00% 1.03% 7.12% 0.01% 0.01% 2.95% 0.02% 0.02% 0.00% 0.00% 0.18% 4.82% 0.00% 0.01% 1.68% 5.45% 0.01% 0.87% 0.01% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00%
108 versions

GOM Player

What is GOM Player?

GOM Player (Gretech Online Movie Player) is a 32/64-bit media player for Microsoft 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.

Some versions use the OpenCandy software library to bundle potentially unwanted software offers during installation.

About  (from Gretech)

GOM Player is a free multimedia player with popular video and audio codecs built-in. GOM Player supports file formats such as AVI, DAT, MPEG, DivX, XviD, WMV, ASF and more. Users don't have to install codecs separately. GOM Player is capable of playing incomplete or damaged AVI files by skipping the damaged frames. It ...  Read more
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to include offers within the setup
GOM Player has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link:
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GRETECH\GomPlayer
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\GRETECH\GomPlayer\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 24.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GOM Player

Program executable:gom.exe
Name:GOM Player
Signed by:GRETECH
Path:C:\Program Files\gretech\gomplayer\gom.exe
(From the publisher) “GOM Media Player is freeware video playback software developed by the South Korean company, Gretech Corp. Designed with both power and simplicity in mind, GOM Media Player is an ideal video player for both beginners and...”
Additional files:
  • HWAccelWzd.exe - Hardwear Accelerator Wizard
  • Subtitle.dll - Gretech Subtitle Module
  • SubtitleFilter.dll - Gretech Subtitle Filter
  • GSensor.dll - Gretech Sensor Manager
  • GomVR.dll - Gretech VR Manager
  • GWinHttp.dll - WinHttpModule
  • Popup.exe - Gretech Popup (Popup)
  • GOMProtect.exe - GOM Protect
  • GomX.dll - GOMPLAYER X
  • GrLauncher.exe - GrLauncher
  • Uninstall.exe - GOM Player (GOM Player Setup File)
  • GomWeb3.dll - GomWeb (GomX Web Launcher)
  • GomWiz.exe - GomWiz
  • VSUtil.dll - VSUtil
  • tbb.dll (by Intel) - Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks for Windows (Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks library)
  • GomTVStrm.dll - GomTV Streamer Helper Utillity
  • mfxplugin32_hevcd_sw.dll (by Intel) - Intel® Media SDK HEVC Pack (Intel® Media SDK HEVC Software Decode Plug-in)
  • GifMaker.dll - Gretech GIF Encoder
  • libmfxsw32.dll - Intel® Media SDK (Intel® Media SDK library)
  • MediaInfo.dll (by - MediaInfo (Convenient unified display of the most relevant technical and tag data for video and audio files)
  • avcodec-gp-56.dll (by FFmpeg Project) - FFmpeg (FFmpeg codec library)
  • avformat-gp-56.dll (by FFmpeg Project) - FFmpeg container format library
  • avutil-gp-54.dll - FFmpeg utility library
  • swresample-gp-1.dll - FFmpeg audio resampling library
  • swscale-gp-3.dll - FFmpeg image rescaling library
  • Dodge.dll
  • icon.dll
  • KillGom.exe
  • libass.dll
  • libavcodec.dll
  • qscl.dll
  • RtParser.exe
  • ShellRegister.exe
  • srt2smi.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • GOM.EXE is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'GOMPlayMediaOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'GomPlayer.MediaFile' and the action verb 'open.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • GOM.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{D750D6DB-6B54-475C-83B2-F3A22C2B896A}' (runs on registration).
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3BB6428A-F9FF-4EF6-9C7C-B49D23EB8A75}' (runs on registration).
  • GomWiz.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DC7360D2-52B3-44E1-9893-A873EE8F2CB3}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • GOM.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GOM Player' and executes as C:\Program Files\GRETECH\GomPlayer\GOM.EXE.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • GOM.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\GRETECH\GomPlayer\GOM.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:117.17 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0064453508%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00283195%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00361340%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:342,367,285
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:20.94 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:318 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove GOM Player?

You can uninstall GOM Player 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 Player, 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 Player.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 8.1 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.41%
Windows 10 26.82%
Windows XP 7.81%
Windows Vista 2.93%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.79%
Windows 7 Professional 9.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.77%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.59%
Windows 8.1 3.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.29%
  Turkey 5.60%
  Saudi Arabia 5.24%
  Japan 4.20%
  Indonesia 4.07%
  India 3.12%
  Thailand 3.05%
  Egypt 2.54%
  Taiwan 2.27%
  United Kingdom 2.15%
  IQ 2.11%
  Iran 2.03%
  Germany 1.97%
  Italy 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.87%
Dell 19.98%
Acer 19.27%
ASUS 11.27%
Toshiba 7.21%
Lenovo 5.86%
Samsung 4.07%
Intel 1.18%
American Megatrends 1.10%
NEC 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.31%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.43%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.30%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.30%
ASUS All Series 3.01%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.90%

About Gretech

The GOM Player, also known as the Gretech Online Movie Player is a media player for Windows, distributed by the Gretech Corporation.
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