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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,748
United States Rank #6,844
Reach 0.1098%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.35 days
423.22 days >
Average installed length: 222.37 days


10.0 0.18%
8.0 1.20%
7.0 5.73%
6.0 9.70%
5.0 26.19%
4.0 23.56%
3.0 33.44%

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Genie Timeline


Genie Timeline is a software program developed by Genie9. The most common release is 3.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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. 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 primary executable is named genietimeline.exe. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 26.81 MB (28,115,714 bytes). The installed file GSUpdater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 38% of users of Genie Timeline come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Genie9\Genie Timeline
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Genie9\Genie Timeline\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 26.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Genie Timeline

Program executable:genietimeline.exe
Name:Genie Timeline
Path:C:\Program Files\genie9\genie timeline\genietimeline.exe
Additional files:
  • GenieServerAuth.exe - Genie Timeline Server Authentication
  • GSSearchIndexer.exe - GSSearchIndexer Application
  • GSTimelineShellRes.dll - Genie Timeline-Sicherung (GSTimelineNSE Dynamic Link Library)
  • GSTimelineContextMenu.dll - Genie Timeline Backup (GSTimelineBackup context menu module)
  • GSTimelineNSE.dll
  • GSTimelineShellRes32.dll
  • GenieTimelineService.exe - GenieTimelineService (GenieTimelineService - Copyright © 2001 - 2012 Genie9)
  • GSCopy.dll - Genie Backup Manager (Copy Manager)
  • GSOnlineProtocol.dll - Online Protocols
  • GSUpdater.dll - Genie Update Manager
  • GenieTimeLineAgent.exe - Genie Timeline (Genie Timeline Agent)
  • GDBUpdate.exe - GDBUpdate (GDBUpdate. - Copyright © 2001 - 2012 Genie9)
  • GenieAFX.dll - GenieGFX Dynamic Link Library (GenieGFX.DLL)
  • GSBackupManager.dll - GS_Backu Dynamic Link Library
  • GSEncryption.dll - encrypti Dynamic Link Library (Encryption Dynamic Link Library)
  • GSIndexDB.dll - GSIndexD Dynamic Link Library
  • GSLogging.dll - GSLoggin Dynamic Link Library (Genie Global Logging)
  • GSLogManager.dll - GSLogMan Dynamic Link Library
  • GSCurl.dll - GSCurl Dynamic Link Library
  • GSEnManager.dll - Genie Encryption Manager
  • GetActiveDirectoryInfo.exe - GetActiveDirectoryInfo
  • GSGlobalMFC.dll - Genie Global Functions (Global Functions)
  • GSShlCmdsHandler.exe
  • GSRunAsUser.exe - GSRunAsUser
  • GSSMTP.dll - Genie SMTP
  • BootGrabber.exe (by NeoSmart Technologies) - EasyBCD (EasyBCD boot helper)
  • BlockLevel.dll
  • DiskUtils.dll
  • GenieCmdAgent.exe
  • GenieTimelineHelper.exe
  • GSAssure.exe
  • GSLibrariesManager.dll
  • GSTakeOwnership.exe
  • GSTimelineIconOverlay.dll
  • GSTLSyncApp.exe
  • GSWatcher4.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GenieCmdAgent.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Run Genie9 Free' (runs daily at 9:00 PM).
  • GenieTimelineService.exe runs as a service named 'Genie Timeline Service' (GenieTimelineService) "Genie Timeline Service provided by. Genie9".
Startup File (User Run)
  • GenieCmdAgent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GenieCmdAgent' and executes as C:\Program Files\Genie9\Genie Timeline\GenieCmdAgent.exe.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • GenieCmdAgent.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'GenieTimeline' which loads as C:\Program Files\Genie9\Genie Timeline\GenieCmdAgent.exe GenieTimeline.exe.
8 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • GenieTimelineService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Genie9\Genie Timeline\GenieTimelineService.exe'.
  • GenieTimelineHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Genie9\Genie Timeline\GenieTimelineHelper.exe'.
  • GenieTimeLineAgent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Genie9\Genie Timeline\GenieTimeLineAgent.exe'.
  • GenieTimeline.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Genie9\Genie Timeline\GenieTimeline.exe'.
  • GenieServerAuth.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Genie9\Genie Timeline\GenieServerAuth.exe'.
  • GenieCmdAgent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Genie9\Genie Timeline\GenieCmdAgent.exe'.
  • Plus 2 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:95.41 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009078418%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00073539%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00017245%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:108,626,086
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:117.4 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:45.12 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:7.25 MB
Total CPU:0.0008711676%
Kernel CPU:0.00044490%
User CPU:0.00042626%

How do I remove Genie Timeline?

You can uninstall Genie Timeline 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 Genie Timeline, 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 Genie Timeline.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.59%
Windows 10 38.27%
Windows Vista 3.19%
Windows XP 2.95%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.99%
Windows 7 Professional 11.28%
Windows 10 Home 11.10%
Windows 8.1 9.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.76%
Windows 10 Pro 4.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.18% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 38.18%
  United States 28.26%
  United Kingdom 3.86%
  France 3.82%
  Belgium 3.35%
  Netherlands 2.93%
  Canada 2.63%
  Australia 2.55%
  Switzerland 1.65%
  Italy 1.61%
  Sweden 1.48%
  Austria 0.89%
  Finland 0.72%
  Spain 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 20.46%
Hewlett-Packard 20.20%
Dell 18.25%
Acer 15.70%
ASUS 9.25%
Toshiba 2.72%
Samsung 2.63%
Lenovo 2.46%
Intel 1.87%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 6.41%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.88%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.69%
ASUS All Series 2.91%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.72%
MEDION MS-7800 2.52%


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