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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,267
United States Rank #6,745
Reach 0.0943%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.76 days
553.51 days >
Average installed length: 290.83 days

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GPL Ghostscript 8.71

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.artifex.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\gs
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\gs\uninstgs.exe" "C:\Program Files\gs\gs8.71\uninstal.txt"
Estimated size: 33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GPL Ghostscript 8.71

Program executable:uninstgs.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\gs\uninstgs.exe
Additional files:
  • gsdll32.dll
  • gswin32.exe
  • gswin32c.exe
  • gsdll64.dll
  • gswin64.exe
  • gswin64c.exe
  • enscript.exe (by GNU ) - Enscript (Enscript: convert text files to PostScript, HTML, RTF, ANSI, and overstrikes)
  • gs871w32.exe
  • gsprint.exe
  • gsview32.exe
  • gsvw32ct.dll
  • gsvw32de.dll
  • gsvw32es.dll
  • gsvw32fr.dll
  • gsvw32gr.dll
  • gsvw32it.dll
  • gsvw32nl.dll
  • gsvw32ru.dll
  • gsvw32se.dll
  • gsvw32sk.dll
  • gvwgs32.exe
  • libbz2.dll
  • libcharset1.dll (by GNU ) - LibIconv (LibIconv: convert between character encodings)
  • libiconv-2.dll
  • libintl-2.dll - LibIntl (LibIntl: library for native language support)
  • mkafmmap.exe - MkAfmMap: create font map for AFM files
  • pdfcropper.exe
  • pstotxt3.dll
  • pstotxt3.exe
  • Rar.exe (by Alexander Roshal) - WinRAR (Command line RAR)
  • RarExt.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - WinRAR shell extension
  • RarExt64.dll
  • states.exe - States: AWK alike text processing tool
  • Uninst.exe (by Corel) - Uninstall Chaining Utility
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstall WinRAR
  • UnRAR.exe
  • WinRAR.exe - WinRAR archiver
  • zlib32.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • RarExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR32' with a class of {B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.
  • RarExt64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR' with a class of {B41DB860-64E4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • WinRAR.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AB3CC861-F762-4348-8C85-CEE7A6C08A20}' (runs on registration).
  • gswin64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1F79FAA8-0247-44CB-926A-B0774F051589}' (runs on registration).
  • gswin32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{098FBB3F-0C4F-47D3-81AE-06D4ED6E7ADD}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WinRAR.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.41 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0271479483%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01770178%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00944617%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.24 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:681 Bytes
105.02 KB average

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 8.71, 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) 62%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.38%
Windows 10 15.28%
Windows XP 11.40%
Windows Vista 6.83%
Windows Server 2003 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.88%
Windows 7 Professional 18.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.26%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.40%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.19%
Windows 10 Home 3.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.46%
  Germany 18.65%
  France 4.13%
  United Kingdom 4.08%
  Iran 3.99%
  Italy 3.42%
  Canada 2.80%
  Australia 1.95%
  Netherlands 1.66%
  Belgium 1.61%
  Austria 1.57%
  Switzerland 1.47%
  India 1.42%
  Israel 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.77%
Hewlett-Packard 22.45%
Acer 15.55%
ASUS 5.25%
Medion 4.08%
Samsung 3.01%
Toshiba 2.72%
Intel 2.24%
Sahara 1.85%
American Megatrends 1.65%
Lenovo 1.07%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.69%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.43%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.39%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.34%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.34%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.08%

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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