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Should I remove Gateway InfoCentre?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #1,588
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.52 days
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Average installed length: 54.48 days


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Gateway InfoCentre

What is Gateway InfoCentre?  (from Gateway)

The Gateway InfoCentre software is your electronic user's guide. It contains information for your computer, giving you the help you need directly on your screen. Located on the left side of the window. The navigation panel includes Back, Forward and Up buttons, as well as a Search bar to help you find your way to the i...  Read more


Gateway InfoCentre is a program developed by Gateway. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Acer computers. 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 main program executable is InfoCtr.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 3.19 MB (3,339,799 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 87% of users of Gateway InfoCentre come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Mexico.

Gateway InfoCentre is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gateway.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Gateway\InfoCentre
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Gateway\InfoCentre\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Gateway InfoCentre

Program executable:InfoCtr.exe
InfoCentre Web Browser
Signed by:Acer Incorporated
Path:C:\Program Files\Gateway\InfoCentre\InfoCtr.exe
Additional files:
  • SpeUpdPack.exe - Gateway Web Pack
  • uninstall.exe (by Acer) - InfoCentre
  • InfoCtr.exe (by Acer) - InfoCentre Web Browser
  • iUpdator.exe - InfoCentre Updator
  • MUIInfoCentre.dll - MUIInfoC Dynamic Link Library
  • RegAsm.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® .NET Framework (Microsoft .NET Assembly Registration Utility)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • InfoCtr.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B9CF483B-96E1-4BFF-BB62-85DA209F0CA0}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Gateway InfoCentre?

You can uninstall Gateway InfoCentre 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 Gateway InfoCentre, 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 Gateway InfoCentre.

Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.09%
Windows 10 9.46%
Windows XP 0.42%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 85.97%
Windows 10 Home 7.96%
Windows 7 Starter 1.45%
Windows 7 Professional 1.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.96%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.93%
  Canada 8.18%
  Mexico 1.32%
  Japan 0.55%
  Australia 0.39%
  Brazil 0.37%
  PR 0.19%
  Argentina 0.16%
  New Zealand 0.14%
  Philippines 0.14%
  Germany 0.14%
  United Kingdom 0.12%
  Taiwan 0.11%
  Peru 0.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 98.90%
Gateway 1.10%
Common models
Gateway DX4831 7.50%
Gateway NV53 7.24%
Gateway NV55C 6.54%
Gateway NV53A 6.48%
Gateway DX4300 5.31%
Gateway DX4840 4.85%

About Gateway

Gateway (acquired by Acer Inc.
Publisher URL: www.gateway.com


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