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Should I remove Gateway Registration?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,002
United States Rank #922
Reach 0.3303%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.95 days
175.53 days >
Average installed length: 92.23 days


1.04.3507 0.92%
1.04.3506 11.83%
1.04.3505 0.75%
1.04.3504 3.58%
1.04.3503 20.89%
1.04.3502 0.34%
1.04.3501 2.00%
1.03.3004 1.47%
1.03.3003 21.29%
1.03.3002 3.26%
1.02.3006 25.27%
1.02.3005 0.78%
1.02.3004 7.62%

Gateway Registration

What is Gateway Registration?

Gateway Registration is a popup window that prompts the user to register their new Gateway PC if they have not done so already. The program is preinstalled with most new Gateway PCs.


The most used version is 1.02.3006, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is GREGsvc.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 7.56 MB (7,925,923 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gateway.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Gateway\Registration
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Gateway\Registration\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Gateway Registration

Program executable:GREGsvc.exe
Name:Global Registration Service
Signed by:Acer Incorporated
Path:C:\Program Files\Gateway\Registration\GREGsvc.exe
Acer Global Registration service is preloaded on Acer laptops and runs in the background with the sole purpose to remind users to register their new laptops. Acer Global Registration pops up a reminder from time to time and you can decide...
Additional files:
  • GREGsvc.exe (by Acer) - Global Registration Service
  • GlobalRegistrationMUI.dll - Global Registration (Global Registration MUI)
  • GREG.exe (by Acer)
  • uninstall.exe - Registration
  • GregDLLHS.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GREG.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4DD2ECC8-1509-41C8-922D-B38617BBAE72}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • GREG.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
  • GREGsvc.exe runs as a service named 'GREGService' (GREGService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • GREG.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Global Registration' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\Registration\GREG.exe" /boot.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.37 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007291701%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00059667%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00013250%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:208,433
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:35 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Gateway Registration?

You can uninstall Gateway Registration 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 Registration, 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 Registration.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 89.74%
Windows 10 9.89%
Windows XP 0.34%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 83.91%
Windows 10 Home 8.18%
Windows 7 Starter 2.53%
Windows 7 Professional 1.34%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.20%
  Canada 6.88%
  Mexico 1.40%
  Japan 0.58%
  Brazil 0.53%
  Australia 0.26%
  Argentina 0.19%
  PR 0.17%
  Germany 0.11%
  United Kingdom 0.11%
  Philippines 0.11%
  New Zealand 0.10%
  Taiwan 0.08%
  France 0.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.36%
Gateway 0.64%
Common models
Gateway DX4860 10.47%
Gateway NV55C 5.29%
Gateway NE56R 4.92%
Gateway NV57H 4.69%
Gateway DX4831 4.20%
Gateway NV53A 4.20%

About Gateway

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


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