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Should I remove GPL Ghostscript?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,027
United States Rank #1,663
Reach 0.6731%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.30 days
539.88 days >
Average installed length: 283.66 days


9.50 0.03%
9.27 0.06%
9.25 0.02%
9.23 0.26%
9.22 0.60%
9.21 0.75%
9.20 1.45%
9.19 1.96%
9.18 2.47%
9.16 3.26%
9.15 6.62%
9.14 9.59%
9.12 0.05%
9.10 10.27%
9.09 6.91%
9.08 0.04%
9.07 15.60%
9.06 8.77%
9.05 13.42%
9.04 12.64%
9.02 5.25%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Artifex Software

GPL Ghostscript

What is GPL Ghostscript?

Ghostscript is a suite of software based on an interpreter for Adobe Systems' PostScript and Portable Document Format (PDF) page description languages. Its main purposes are the rasterization or rendering of such page description language files, for the display or printing of document pages, and the conversion between PostScript and PDF files. Ghostscript can also be used as a file format converter, such as PostScript to PDF converter; this is often combined with a PostScript printer driver in "virtual printer" PDF creators. There are two sets of free fonts supplied for Ghostscript, 35 basic PostScript fonts contributed by URW++ Design, and a miscellaneous set including Cyrillic, kana, and fonts derived from the free Hershey fonts.

About  (from Artifex Software)

An interpreter for the PostScript (TM) language and the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF -- sometimes confused with Acrobat, Adobe's PDF browser/editor product), and a set of C procedures (the Ghostscript library) that implement the graphics and filtering (data compression / decompression / conversion) capabilities...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ghostscript.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\gs\gs9.04
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\gs\gs9.04\uninstgs.exe"
Estimated size: 30.36 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by GPL Ghostscript

Program executable:uninstgs.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\gs\gs9.05\uninstgs.exe
Additional files:
  • gsdll32.dll
  • gswin32.exe
  • gswin32c.exe
  • gsdll64.dll
  • gswin64.exe
  • gswin64c.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • gswin64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1F79FAA8-0247-44CB-926A-B0774F051589}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove GPL Ghostscript?

You can uninstall GPL Ghostscript 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 GPL Ghostscript, 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 GPL Ghostscript.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.67%
Windows 10 32.33%
Windows XP 5.63%
Windows Vista 3.34%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.15%
Windows 7 Professional 19.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.63%
Windows 10 Home 8.61%
Windows 8.1 7.03%
Windows 10 Pro 6.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.72%
  Germany 28.41%
  France 4.59%
  Italy 4.58%
  United Kingdom 3.03%
  Netherlands 2.21%
  Austria 2.20%
  Canada 1.94%
  Australia 1.64%
  Switzerland 1.61%
  Japan 1.20%
  Spain 1.16%
  Belgium 1.13%
  Brazil 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.06%
Hewlett-Packard 21.58%
Acer 16.28%
ASUS 11.17%
Medion 5.96%
Samsung 3.97%
Lenovo 3.73%
Toshiba 2.38%
Intel 1.97%
American Megatrends 1.21%
Sahara 0.94%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.59%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.84%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.79%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.34%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.95%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 1.79%

About (from Artifex Software Inc.)

Artifex Software Inc. is the exclusive licensing agent for the highly regarded Artifex Ghostscript® PDF, PostScript, XPS, and PCL interpreter technologies.
Publisher URL: www.artifex.com


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