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Should I remove Gateway Social Networks?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,179
United States Rank #2,636
Reach 0.0965%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.24 days
361.16 days >
Average installed length: 189.76 days


3.0.5216 0.58%
3.0.4430 1.37%
3.0.3623 0.21%
3.0.3222 1.26%
3.0.3106 48.34%
3.0.3030 0.32%
2.0.3315 0.42%
2.0.3112 1.21%
2.0.2913 2.42%
2.0.2211 6.37%
1.0.1901 25.04%
1.0.1721 1.21%
1.0.1517 9.57%
1.0.1409 0.84%
1.0.1327 0.84%

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Gateway Social Networks

What is Gateway Social Networks?

This is bundled with various Gateway PCs and provides for the functionality of a special social networking key for accessing social networking sites directly.

About  (from CyberLink)

Gateway Social Networks is an application for quick and direct access to your Facebook, Youtube and Flickr accounts. Press the dedicated key on the keyboard to open Gateway Social Networks. From the application, you can perform all activities: post comments, play games, update your profile and see others’ profiles, vie...  Read more


It is bundled and preinstalled with various Acer computers. The most used version is 3.0.3106, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 SNS.exe. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 12.45 MB (13,055,912 bytes).

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.cyberlink.com
Help link: support.gocyberlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Social Networks\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{64EF903E-D00A-414C-94A4-FBA368FFCDC9}\Setup.exe" /z-uninstall
Estimated size: 12.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Gateway Social Networks

Program executable:SNS.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Social Networks\SNS.exe
Additional files:
  • SNS.exe - SNS
  • EvoParser.dll - Cyberlink Product Evolution Parser DLL
  • MUITransfer.dll
  • CLVistaAudioMixer.dll - CyberLink Vista Audio Mixer
  • GenThumb.exe
  • GetBrandName.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SNS.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{41A4FD74-0E88-45FF-A850-E48280C07FA3}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SNS.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Social Networks\SNS.exe'.

How do I remove Gateway Social Networks?

You can uninstall Gateway Social Networks 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 Social Networks, 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 Social Networks.

Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.49%
Windows 10 7.40%
Windows XP 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 82.44%
Windows 10 Home 6.31%
Windows 7 Starter 5.20%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.01%
Windows 7 Professional 0.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.69%
  Canada 5.06%
  Mexico 1.97%
  Brazil 1.51%
  Japan 0.69%
  Argentina 0.26%
  Australia 0.23%
  Philippines 0.20%
  PR 0.20%
  Israel 0.13%
  Germany 0.13%
  Thailand 0.13%
  Peru 0.13%
  Netherlands 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.36%
Gateway 0.21%
Hewlett-Packard 0.21%
Toshiba 0.11%
Common models
Gateway NV55C 15.69%
Gateway NE56R 14.78%
Gateway NV57H 14.03%
Gateway NV53A 11.83%
Gateway NV55S 6.96%
Gateway NV59C 6.58%

About CyberLink

CyberLink is a digital entertainment & multimedia products application whose products include video editing application, media middle application, a multimedia application suite, DVD authoring application, picture organizer & viewers & optical disc authoring application.
Publisher URL: www.cyberlink.com


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