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Should I remove Gateway Power Management?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,782
United States Rank #839
Reach 0.3780%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.15 days
299.40 days >
Average installed length: 157.31 days


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Typically installed together

Gateway Power Management

What is Gateway Power Management?  (from Gateway)

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Gateway Power Management is a program developed by Gateway. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Acer computers. The most used version is 7.00.3006, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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. The main program executable is epowermsg.exe. The software installer includes 32 files and is usually about 13.75 MB (14,414,058 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 89% of users of Gateway Power Management come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Mexico.

This program 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\Gateway Power Management
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3DB0448D-AD82-4923-B305-D001E521A964}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 13.75 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Gateway Power Management

Program executable:epowermsg.exe
Name:Power Management
Path:C:\Program Files\gateway\gateway power management\epowermsg.exe
Additional files:
  • BrightnessControl.dll (by Acer) - Power Management (BrightnessControl)
  • CommonControl.dll (by Acer) - CommonControl Dynamic Link Library
  • DefaultPowerOption.exe - DefaultPowerOption
  • ePowerEvent.exe - ePowerEvent
  • ePowerSvc.exe - ePowerSvc
  • ePowerTray.exe - ePowerTray
  • ePowerTrayLauncher.exe - ePowerTrayLauncher
  • NetAdapterControl.dll - NetAdapterControl Dynamic Link Library
  • PowerSettingControl.dll - PowerSettingControl Dynamic Link Library
  • SetAPM.exe - SetAPM Application
  • SysHook.dll - SysHook Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ePowerTray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7966E942-376F-44F0-83F1-A03D0599AA87}' (runs on registration).
  • ePowerEvent.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2A136143-DEBD-49E1-A03A-E9EECDF38039}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • ePowerTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
  • ePowerTrayLauncher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Power Management.
  • ePowerSvc.exe runs as a service named 'ePowerSvc' (ePowerSvc) "ePower Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • ePowerTrayLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ePowerTrayLauncher.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway Power Management\ePowerTrayLauncher.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ePowerTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Power Management' which loads as C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway Power Management\ePowerTray.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SetAPM.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer ePower Management\SetAPM.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.74 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0043587536%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00293643%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00142232%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:450,581
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.91 MB
Total CPU:0.0009221465%
Kernel CPU:0.00085393%
User CPU:0.00006822%
CPU cycles/sec:10,054
I/O reads/min:456 Bytes
Memory:2.68 MB
Total CPU:0.0035773009%
Kernel CPU:0.00233790%
User CPU:0.00123940%
CPU cycles/sec:180,967

How do I remove Gateway Power Management?

You can uninstall Gateway Power Management 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 Power Management, 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 Power Management.

Win 10 59%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 58.77%
Windows 7 41.14%
Windows XP 0.08%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.47%
Windows 8.1 27.60%
Windows 8 17.62%
Windows 10 Home 9.78%
Windows 7 Starter 2.38%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 1.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.91%
  Canada 5.22%
  Mexico 1.64%
  Brazil 1.18%
  Japan 0.36%
  Australia 0.25%
  PR 0.23%
  Argentina 0.14%
  United Kingdom 0.12%
  Germany 0.12%
  Philippines 0.12%
  Israel 0.09%
  Peru 0.08%
  Poland 0.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.59%
Gateway 0.20%
Dell 0.08%
Hewlett-Packard 0.05%
Toshiba 0.03%
ASUS 0.01%
Common models
Gateway NE56R 20.98%
Gateway SX2110G 8.43%
Gateway NV55C 4.95%
Gateway NV57H 4.52%
Gateway DX4870 4.15%
Gateway NV53A 3.93%

About Gateway

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


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