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Should I remove Gateway Recovery Management?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,125
United States Rank #4,017
Reach 0.0498%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.37 days
69.94 days >
Average installed length: 36.75 days


4.05.3002 29.33%
4.00.3010 0.71%
4.00.3008 4.79%
4.00.3006 8.96%
4.00.3005 4.58%
4.00.3003 0.41%
4.00.3001 0.31%
3.1.3008 0.20%
3.1.3005 2.04%
3.1.3004 0.31%
3.1.3003 48.37%

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Gateway Recovery Management

What is Gateway Recovery Management?

The Gateway Recovery Management software allows you with an easy way to back up or restore the Operating system on your computer.

About  (from Acer)

The Gateway Recovery Management software overview gives you the options to create a set of Gateway Recovery Media or to create a backup disc with the drivers and applications that shipped with the computer. Creates a disc of the drivers and applications that shipped with the computer. It gives you the options to reins...  Read more


Gateway Recovery Management is a program developed by Acer. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Acer computers. The most used version is 3.1.3003, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is eRecoveryMain.exe. The software installer includes 33 files and is usually about 11.36 MB (11,913,241 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 92% of users of Gateway Recovery Management come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Japan.

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.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GATEWAY\Gateway Recovery Management\eRecovery
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7F811A54-5A09-4579-90E1-C93498E230D9}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 11.36 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Gateway Recovery Management

Program executable:eRecoveryMain.exe
Name:Acer eRecovery Management eRecoveryKernel
Acer eRecovery Management Kernel
Path:C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway Recovery Management\eRecoveryMain.exe
Additional files:
  • eRecoveryMain.exe - Acer eRecovery Management eRecoveryKernel (Acer eRecovery Management Kernel)
  • eRecoveryUI.exe - Acer eRecovery Management eRecoveryUI V3 (Acer eRecovery Management UI)
  • eRecovery.ServicePlugin.dll - Recovery Management ServicePlugin (Acer eRecovery Management ServicePlugin)
  • eRecovery.RemoteServer.dll - Recovery Management RemoteServer (Acer eRecovery Management RemoteServer)
  • eRecovery.RemoteServerInterface.dll - Recovery.Model.ComputerInterface (Acer eRecovery Management RemoteServerInterface)
  • eRecoveryMenuPlugin.dll - Recovery Management MenuPlugin (Acer eRecovery Management MenuPlugin)
  • ETF_Installer.exe - Acer Empowering Technology (Setup.exe)
  • CloseHandleW.exe - CloseHandle Application (Close CDRom Handle)
  • eRecoveryRemindBurnFD.exe - RecoveryRemindBurnFD (eRecoveryRemindBurnFD)
  • catply.exe - CancelAutoplay (CancelAutoplay.exe)
  • HidChk.exe - HidChk (Recovery Management Hidden Partition Checker)
  • Interop.IMAPI2FS.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IMAPI2FS'.
  • Interop.IMAPI2.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IMAPI2'.

How do I remove Gateway Recovery Management?

You can uninstall Gateway Recovery 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 Recovery 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 Recovery Management.

Win Vista (SP2) 56%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 59.72%
Windows 7 35.50%
Windows 10 3.66%
Windows XP 1.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 58.21%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.47%
Windows 10 Home 2.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.64%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 0.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.69%
  Canada 5.77%
  Japan 0.50%
  Mexico 0.37%
  Sweden 0.31%
  Australia 0.12%
  PR 0.12%
  Germany 0.12%
  United Kingdom 0.12%
  Brazil 0.06%
  BY 0.06%
  Republic Of Moldova 0.06%
  New Zealand 0.06%
  Venezuela 0.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 54.00%
Gateway 46.00%
Common models
Gateway DX4200-09 13.68%
Gateway DX4300 12.16%
Gateway NV78 7.93%
Gateway DX4822 7.49%
Gateway NV52 Series ... 4.78%
Gateway SX2800 4.13%

About Acer

Acer is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation whose products include desktop and laptop computer PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals.
Publisher URL: www.acer.com


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