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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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United States Rank #11,686
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 177.20 days

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GPL Ghostscript 8.64

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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\gs8.64\uninstal.txt"
Estimated size: 21.82 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GPL Ghostscript 8.64

Program executable:uninstgs.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\gs\uninstgs.exe
Additional files:
  • gsdll32.dll
  • gswin32.exe
  • gswin32c.exe
  • drvlplot.dll
  • drvmagick.dll
  • drvswf.dll
  • gs864w32.exe
  • gsdll64.dll
  • gsprint.exe
  • gsview32.exe
  • gsvw32ct.dll
  • gsvw32de.dll
  • gsvw32es.dll
  • gsvw32fr.dll
  • gsvw32gr.dll
  • gsvw32it.dll
  • gsvw32nl.dll
  • gsvw32ru.dll
  • gsvw32se.dll
  • gsvw32sk.dll
  • gswin64.exe
  • gswin64c.exe
  • gvwgs32.exe
  • importps.dll (by wglunz) - importps Dynamic Link Library (importps DLL)
  • libbz2.dll
  • plugins.dll
  • pstoedit.dll
  • pstoedit.exe
  • pstotxt3.dll
  • pstotxt3.exe
  • stddrivers.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • uninstgs53.exe
  • zlib32.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • gswin32c.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3857A4EA-6293-4DA3-93DB-DA2F841B50BF}' (runs on registration).
  • gswin64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0F7F03D6-C2E2-4E49-8FB3-59348C6B45B5}' (runs on registration).
  • gswin32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{098FBB3F-0C4F-47D3-81AE-06D4ED6E7ADD}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove GPL Ghostscript?

Quickly and completely remove GPL Ghostscript 8.64 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (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 8.64, 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) 49%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.06%
Windows XP 24.76%
Windows Vista 14.92%
Windows 10 8.10%
Windows Server 2003 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 24.52%
Windows 7 Professional 20.16%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.68%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.71%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.93%
  Germany 18.21%
  Italy 4.69%
  Canada 3.59%
  United Kingdom 3.45%
  France 2.62%
  Taiwan 1.93%
  Israel 1.93%
  Netherlands 1.79%
  Australia 1.66%
  Hungary 1.52%
  Brazil 1.38%
  Mexico 1.24%
  Spain 1.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.42%
Hewlett-Packard 27.58%
Acer 10.00%
Intel 5.45%
ASUS 4.85%
American Megatrends 4.24%
Toshiba 1.52%
Sahara 1.21%
Compaq 0.91%
Samsung 0.91%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 3.66%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.66%
HP Compaq dc7600 Converti... 3.05%
Dell Latitude E6540 2.44%
Dell OptiPlex 9020 2.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.44%

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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