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Should I remove GPSoftware Directory Opus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,779
United States Rank #5,396
Reach 0.0819%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.77 days
258.59 days >
Average installed length: 135.87 days


VersionDistribution 5.02% 0.43% 0.93% 0.25% 1.49%
9.5.1 0.93%
9.5 0.50% 0.06% 0.06% 0.06% 0.31% 0.06% 0.19% 0.06% 0.31% 0.43% 0.06% 0.31% 0.19% 0.12% 0.06% 0.06% 0.12% 0.12% 0.06%
12.9 0.19%
12.8 0.19%
12.7 1.36%
12.6 1.36%
12.5 0.62%
12.4.3 (Beta) 0.06%
12.4 0.87%
12.3.2 (Beta) 0.06%
12.3 1.11%
12.2 2.11%
12.18 0.06%
12.17 0.06%
12.1 0.12%
11.8.3 (Beta) 0.06%
11.8 0.93%
11.7.2 (Beta) 0.06%
11.7 1.61%
11.6 0.87%
11.5.6 (Beta) 0.06%
11.5.5 (Beta) 0.12%
11.5.3 (Beta) 0.06%
11.5 2.35%
11.4.4 (Beta) 0.06%
11.4 2.54%
11.3 1.42% 0.06%
106 versions

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GPSoftware Directory Opus


GPSoftware Directory Opus is a software program developed by GPSoftware. The most common release is, with over 59% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named dopus.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 74.85 MB (78,480,705 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 50% of users of GPSoftware Directory Opus come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gpsoft.com.au
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5D4F167D-CCC8-413E-A6EE-F2FABBBBF50D}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -DentalFloss -remove
Estimated size: 74.85 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by GPSoftware Directory Opus

Program executable:dopus.exe
Name:Directory Opus
Directory Opus 10
Path:C:\Program Files\gpsoftware\directory opus\dopus.exe
Additional files:
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • d8viewer.exe (by GP Software) - Directory Opus (D8Viewer)
  • dopushlp.dll (by GP Software) - Directory Opus 10 Helper Library
  • dopuslib.dll - Directory Opus 10 Support Library
  • dopuslib32.dll - Directory Opus 10 WoW32on64 Support Library
  • dopusrt.exe - Directory Opus Helper Application
  • dowshlp.exe - Directory Opus Search Helper
  • exif.dll - Directory Opus EXIF support library
  • dopusbch.dll (by Jan van den Baard, modifications (with permission) by GP Software) - Brainchild (Brainchild, A 32 bit editor control.)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • dopusrt.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'OpusOpenFolder' with the ProgID of 'Folder' and the action verb 'openindopus.
Context Menu Handler
  • dopuslib.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'OpusZip' with a class of {E9FE4040-3C93-11D4-8006-00201860E88A}.
Scheduled Task
  • dopus.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DOpusRT_RunStd_{C9F8F07E-7561-4A66-A14B-8460C5C1901D}'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • dopusrt.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
Startup File (User Run)
  • dopusrt.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Directory Opus Desktop Dblclk' and executes as "C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\dopusrt.exe" /dblclk.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • dopus.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Directory Opus' which loads as C:\Program Files\Directory Opus\dopus.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dopus.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\dopus.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:52.07 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001503040%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007754%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007277%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:12,945,690
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.03 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:3.68 MB
Total CPU:0.0001085236%
Kernel CPU:0.00003867%
User CPU:0.00006986%
CPU cycles/sec:180,934
I/O reads/min:9 Bytes

How do I remove GPSoftware Directory Opus?

You can uninstall GPSoftware Directory Opus 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 GPSoftware Directory Opus, 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 GPSoftware Directory Opus.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.87%
Windows 10 44.00%
Windows XP 4.15%
Windows Vista 0.99%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.94%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.58%
Windows 7 Professional 15.33%
Windows 10 Pro 10.61%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.44%
Windows 8.1 5.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.66%
  Germany 8.11%
  United Kingdom 6.98%
  Australia 4.03%
  France 3.62%
  Netherlands 3.36%
  Canada 3.26%
  Italy 1.71%
  Belgium 1.65%
  Spain 1.09%
  Austria 1.03%
  Sweden 0.98%
  Switzerland 0.93%
  Poland 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.13%
Hewlett-Packard 19.92%
ASUS 12.97%
Acer 11.90%
Toshiba 3.34%
Lenovo 2.67%
Intel 2.67%
Medion 2.67%
Samsung 1.87%
MSI 0.94%
Alienware 0.80%
Common models
ASUS All Series 20.16%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.96%
Dell XPS 8700 2.96%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 1.88%
Dell XPS 8300 1.88%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 1.61%


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