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Should I remove Gateway PowerSave Solution?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,505
United States Rank #28,647
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5.01.3002 4.62%
4.07.3008 6.15%
4.07.3006 13.85%
4.06.3006 41.54%
4.06.3005 33.85%

Gateway PowerSave Solution

What is Gateway PowerSave Solution?  (from Gateway)

PowerSave key enables Gateway PowerSave solution. The Gateway PowerSave solution uses the power-saving features of your computer’s graphics sub-system to reduce overall power consumption. When you press the Gateway PowerSave key, the Windows graphics scheme will be changed to Windows Vista Basic, screen brightness redu...  Read more


Gateway PowerSave Solution is a software program developed by Gateway. The most common release is 4.06.3006, with over 98% 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named epowermsg.exe. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 7.91 MB (8,291,896 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 58% of users of Gateway PowerSave Solution come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Japan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gateway.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway PowerSave Solution
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3DB0448D-AD82-4923-B305-D001E521A964}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x000a -removeonly
Estimated size: 7.91 MB
Language: Spanish

Program filesFiles installed by Gateway PowerSave Solution

Program executable:epowermsg.exe
Name:Power Management
Path:C:\Program Files\gateway\gateway powersave solution\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
  • NVHybridGraphicSwitch.exe - NVHybrid Application
  • PowerSettingControl.dll - PowerSettingControl Dynamic Link Library
  • SetIntelDPST.exe - SetIntel Application
  • SysHook.dll - SysHook Dynamic Link Library
  • WMICheck.exe - WMICheck
  • CompileMOF.exe - WMI Tool (CompileMOF Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ePowerSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Acer ePower Service' (ePowerSvc) "Acer ePower Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ePowerTrayLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Acer ePower Management' which loads as C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway PowerSave Solution\ePowerTrayLauncher.exe.

How do I remove Gateway PowerSave Solution?

You can uninstall Gateway PowerSave Solution 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 PowerSave Solution, 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 PowerSave Solution.

Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win 10 8%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.31%
Windows 10 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 89.23%
Windows 10 Home 7.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.65%
  Canada 36.47%
  Japan 2.35%
  Australia 1.18%
  Mexico 1.18%
  Philippines 1.18%

About Gateway

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


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