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What percent of users and experts removed it?
28% remove it72% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,619
United States Rank #13,439
Reach 0.0174%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.32 days
953.45 days >
Average installed length: 500.96 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Glary Utilities

What is Glary Utilities?

Glary Utilities is a program that contains system tools and utilities to fix, speed up and maintain PCs. The disk cleaner removes junk data from the disks and recovers disk space. The startup manager manages programs which run automatically on startup. Tracks Eraser erases all the traces, evidences, cookies, Internet history and more.

The software includes a branded version of the Ask.com Toolbar, a web browser extenstion that provides search advertising and results. Upon installation the user is presented with the option to install the Ask toolbar. If accepted, the toolbar will be installed in the user's web browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) and will modify the home page and search settings.

About  (from Glarysoft Ltd)

Glary Utilities a free, powerful and all-in-one utility in the world market! It offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC. One Click A Day For PC Maintenance, Keeps Any PC Problems Away. With millions of worldwide users, the first-rank & free Glar...  Read more
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Known to include offers within the setup
Glary Utilities has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.glaryutilities.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Glary Utilities\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Glary Utilities\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 21.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Glary Utilities

Program executable:initialize.exe
Name:Glary Utilities
Glary Utilities Initialize
Path:C:\Program Files\Glary Utilities\initialize.exe
Glary Utilities Initialize for Glary Utilities by Glarysoft contains system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect personal computers. The toolkit includes a handful of system utilities that enable you to tweak, repair,...
Additional files:
  • cmm.exe - Glary Utilities (Context Menu Manager)
  • common.dll - Common Tasks
  • ContextHandler.dll - Context Menu Handler
  • diskanalysis.exe - Disk Analysis
  • dupefinder.exe - Duplicate Files Finder
  • eff.exe - Empty Folders Finder
  • encryptexe.exe - File Decrypter
  • fileencrypt.exe - File Encrypter and Decrypter
  • filesplitter.exe - File Splitter and Joiner
  • gusetup.exe - Glary Utilities Setup
  • iehelper.exe - Internet Explorer Assistant
  • Integrator.exe
  • joinexe.exe - File Joiner
  • junkcleaner.exe - Disk Cleaner
  • lockdll.dll
  • memdefrag.exe - Memory Optimizer
  • oneclickoptimizer.exe - 1-Click Maintenance
  • procmgr.exe - Process Manager
  • regdefrag.exe - Registry Defrag
  • regrepair.exe - Registry Cleaner
  • shortcutsfixer.exe - Shortcuts Fixer
  • shredder.exe - File Shredder
  • startup.exe - Startup Manager
  • sysinfo.exe - System Information
  • TracksEraser.exe - Tracks Eraser
  • undelete.exe - File Undelete
  • uninstaller.exe - Uninstall Manager
  • webupdate.exe - Glary Utilities Web Updater
  • winstd.exe - Windows Standard Tools
  • gsd.exe - SecurelyDelete (Securely Delete Files)
  • ApnIC.dll (by Ask.com) - AskIC Dynamic Link Library
  • ApnStub.exe (by Ask.com) - AskStub Application
  • ApnToolbarInstaller.exe (by Ask) - Ask Toolbar (Wrapper Application)
  • v9gls.exe (by Beijing ELEX Technology Co) - v9hometools
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ContextHandler.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'TVCShellExt' with a class of {4E33A7F5-8083-4C08-9D45-C5CED88F5C04}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • ContextHandler.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Free Realms Installer' with a plugin key of '@soe.sony.com/installer,version=1.0.3'.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1CBA6DB1-E531-471F-97A6-EE425CA6CD42}' (runs on registration).
  • gsd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Glary Utilities'.
  • oneclickoptimizer.exe is scheduled as a task named 'GlaryOneClickOptimizer' (runs daily at 11:00 PM).
  • initialize.exe is scheduled as a task named 'GlaryInitialize'.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • oneclickoptimizer.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GlaryOneClickOptimizer.
  • initialize.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GlaryInitialize.
Startup File (User Run)
  • memdefrag.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Glary Memory Optimizer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Glary Utilities\memdefrag.exe" /autostart.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Integrator.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Glary Utilities\Integrator.exe'.
  • ApnStub.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\ApnStub.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:10.07 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1101163833%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.06673720%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.04337918%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Glary Utilities?

You can uninstall Glary Utilities 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 Glary Utilities, 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 Glary Utilities.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Glary Utilities you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 28%
Keep it 72%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.79%
Windows XP 17.54%
Windows Vista 12.57%
Windows 10 3.80%
Windows Server 2003 0.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.75%
Windows 7 Professional 12.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.06%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.12%
  France 7.42%
  Germany 4.87%
  Japan 4.18%
  Spain 3.48%
  Brazil 3.25%
  Italy 3.02%
  United Kingdom 3.02%
  Canada 2.32%
  Belgium 1.86%
  Netherlands 1.39%
  Australia 1.16%
  Mexico 1.16%
  Israel 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.11%
Dell 25.62%
Acer 16.26%
ASUS 11.82%
Toshiba 6.40%
American Megatrends 2.96%
Lenovo 1.48%
Intel 1.48%
Samsung 1.48%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.94%
Dell Vostro 200 2.36%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.36%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.36%
Acer Aspire X1700 1.57%
ASUSTeK K52Jc 1.57%

About (from Glarysoft Ltd)

Glarysoft Ltd is a professional software developing company aiming multimedia,system and network applications.
Publisher URL: www.glarysoft.com


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