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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 #1,068
United States Rank #1,949
Reach 0.7627%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.86 days
556.50 days >
Average installed length: 292.40 days


9.18 0.79%
9.16 2.74%
9.15 6.62%
9.14 9.74%
9.12 0.04%
9.10 11.23%
9.09 6.70%
9.08 0.04%
9.07 16.27%
9.06 10.29%
9.05 15.47%
9.04 14.12%
9.02 5.96%

Typically installed together

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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?

Quickly and completely remove GPL Ghostscript from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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) 63%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.47%
Windows 8 23.91%
Windows XP 6.76%
Windows Vista 3.82%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.05%
Windows 7 Professional 21.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.84%
Windows 8.1 7.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.76%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.37% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 31.37%
  United States 26.29%
  France 4.75%
  Italy 3.49%
  United Kingdom 3.24%
  Austria 2.56%
  Canada 2.29%
  Netherlands 1.78%
  Australia 1.76%
  Switzerland 1.68%
  Japan 1.51%
  Belgium 1.32%
  Spain 1.12%
  Brazil 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.62%
Hewlett-Packard 20.99%
Acer 16.40%
ASUS 10.77%
Medion 6.92%
Samsung 4.13%
Lenovo 3.00%
Intel 1.98%
Toshiba 1.57%
American Megatrends 1.41%
Sahara 0.92%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.97%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.80%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.63%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.43%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.97%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.00%

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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