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Should I remove Glary Utilities?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
30% remove it70% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,543
United States Rank #13,934
Reach 0.0155%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 111.94 days
1059.80 days >
Average installed length: 556.84 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
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Bundles additional prorgams in 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: 24.4 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
  • 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
  • upgrade.exe - Glary Utilities Upgrade
  • webupdate.exe - Glary Utilities Web Updater
  • winstd.exe - Windows Standard Tools
  • gsd.exe - SecurelyDelete (Securely Delete Files)
  • gusetup.exe - Glary Utilities Setup
  • 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
  • gubar.exe
  • 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'.
7 Scheduled Tasks
  • Integrator.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DF4CDD7C-02EE-485B-B341-AB4F0C6A3DBE}' (runs on registration).
  • oneclickoptimizer.exe is scheduled as a task named 'At1' (runs weekly on Mondays at 6:00 PM).
  • webupdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'GlaryUpdate' (runs daily at 10:00).
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1CBA6DB1-E531-471F-97A6-EE425CA6CD42}' (runs on registration).
  • gubar.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Run Glary Utilities'.
  • gsd.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Glary Utilities'.
  • Plus 1 more
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • 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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ApnStub.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\ApnStub.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.14 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001085751%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005913%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004944%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,075,703
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:37 Bytes
435.61 KB 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.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 30%
Keep it 70%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.87%
Windows XP 18.69%
Windows Vista 8.52%
Windows 10 4.59%
Windows Server 2003 0.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.22%
Windows 7 Professional 9.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.26%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.45%
  France 6.20%
  Germany 6.20%
  Italy 4.39%
  Japan 3.88%
  Canada 3.62%
  Brazil 3.10%
  United Kingdom 3.10%
  Spain 1.29%
  Israel 1.29%
  MA 1.03%
  Belgium 1.03%
  Austria 1.03%
  Taiwan 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.47%
Hewlett-Packard 22.35%
Acer 15.88%
ASUS 8.82%
Lenovo 3.53%
MSI 3.53%
Intel 2.94%
Toshiba 2.35%
Sahara 2.35%
Samsung 1.76%
American Megatrends 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.65%
ASUSTeK K52F 1.77%
Dell Inspiron 1520 1.77%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.77%
CLEVO CO. W860CU ... 1.77%
Dell Inspiron 580 1.77%

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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BluePTover a year ago
This is should be classified as spyware! Glary Initialize is always recreated in task scheduler even you delete it. There's no obvious reason to have this running! It's a "call home" exploit made by Glarysoft! This is a DANGEROUS software! Use other alternative!