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Should I remove GimpShop?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,946
United States Rank #4,588
Reach 0.0618%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.62 days
578.72 days >
Average installed length: 304.07 days


2.8 100.00%

GimpShop 2.8

What is GimpShop?

GimpShop is a modified potentially unwanted program installer wrapped around the open-source GIMP software program. The installer uses the InstallIQ (formerly W3i, nativeX) bundler which presents the user with several adware-type toolbars during installation. Gimp is an open source product developed by The GIMP Development Team licensed under GNU GPL.

About  (from Web Networks, Inc)

Clicking this button launches Install IQ™ which manages your gimpshop installation. Additional software may be offered to you via opt-in ads during the installation process. Gimpshop is a FREE, downloadable photo and image editing software program built to rival Adobe Photoshop. Gimpshop is a free professional digital ...  Read more


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 gimp-2.8.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 175 files and is usually about 2.01 MB (2,102,474 bytes). The program uses the GLib GNOME library.
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
GimpShop has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: GimpShop
URL: www.gimpshop.com
Help link: www.gimpshop.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GimpShop\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3F1C9552-58E0-4AAC-A616-AE3A28720EC6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.01 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by GimpShop 2.8

Program executable:gimp-2.8.exe
Name:GNU Image Manipulation Program
Path:C:\Program Files\gimpshop\bin\gimp-2.8.exe
Additional files:
  • freetype6.dll
  • iconv.dll
  • python.exe
  • pythonw.exe
  • add.dll
  • alien-map.exe (by Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team) - GNU Image Manipulation Program (GNU Image Manipulation Program Plug-In)
  • align-layers.exe (by Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team)
  • animation-optimize.exe
  • animation-play.exe
  • antialias.exe
  • apply-canvas.exe
  • backgroundwindow.exe
  • bilateral-filter.dll
  • blinds.exe
  • blur.exe
  • blur-gauss.exe
  • blur-gauss-selective.exe
  • blur-motion.exe
  • border-average.exe
  • box-blur.dll
  • brightness-contrast.dll
  • buffer-sink.dll
  • buffer-source.dll
  • bump-map.exe
  • bz2-1.dll
  • bzip2.dll
  • c2g.dll
  • cartoon.exe
  • channel-mixer.exe
  • checkerboard.dll
  • checkerboard.exe
  • clear.dll
  • clone.dll
  • cml-explorer.exe
  • color-cube-analyze.exe
  • color-dodge.dll
  • color-enhance.exe
  • color-exchange.exe
  • colorify.exe
  • colormap-remap.exe
  • color-rotate.exe
  • color-to-alpha.exe
  • compose.exe
  • contrast-curve.dll
  • dbus-bash-completion-helper.exe
  • file-fits.exe
  • freebl3.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Network Security Services (NSS freebl Library)
  • gaussian-blur.dll
  • gfig.exe
  • gimp-2.2.exe
  • gimp-console-2.8.exe
  • gimptool-2.0.exe
  • gspawn-win32-helper.exe
  • gspawn-win32-helper-console.exe
  • intl.dll (by Free Software Foundation) - libintl: accessing NLS message catalogs (LGPLed libintl for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7 and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • jpeg62.dll (by Independent JPEG Group ) - Jpeg (Jpeg: library and tools for JPEG images)
  • jpg-load.dll
  • libart_lgpl_2-2.dll
  • libatk-1.0-0.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - atk
  • libbabl-0.1-0.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • python.exe is scheduled as a task named 'UpdateBiggsPP' (runs daily at 10:20 AM).
  • wininst-9.0.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{61FC47B8-E3EF-4C11-9E85-1A02C1053E58}' (runs on registration).
  • pythonw.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{20BC6655-A21B-4BFB-A2C8-68F30DCFF9DA}' (runs on registration).
  • gimp-2.8.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5C71F1C0-6478-4E32-A162-6843AA0A4AF2}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • pythonw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Python27\pythonw.exe'.
  • python.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Python27\python.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:21.22 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000778839%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002427%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005362%
0.015104% average

How do I remove GimpShop?

You can uninstall GimpShop 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 GimpShop 2.8, 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 GimpShop.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.99%
Windows 10 34.97%
Windows Vista 4.42%
Windows XP 2.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.95%
Windows 8.1 14.49%
Windows 7 Professional 9.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.89%
Windows 10 Home 6.83%
Windows 8 3.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.70%
  United Kingdom 6.28%
  Canada 2.37%
  Italy 1.89%
  Australia 1.72%
  France 1.12%
  Germany 1.12%
  India 1.01%
  Netherlands 1.01%
  Belgium 0.95%
  New Zealand 0.71%
  Poland 0.53%
  DK 0.47%
  Spain 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.36%
Dell 22.86%
Acer 15.00%
ASUS 8.57%
Toshiba 8.45%
Lenovo 5.12%
Samsung 2.62%
Intel 0.83%
Alienware 0.71%
American Megatrends 0.48%
Medion 0.48%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.55%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.13%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.99%
ASUS All Series 3.42%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.42%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.13%


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