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What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,256
United States Rank #10,433
Reach 0.0267%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.44 days
897.91 days >
Average installed length: 471.78 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Glary Utilities

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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.


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 29.32 MB (30,747,071 bytes). The installed file webupdate.exe 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.
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: 29.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Glary Utilities

  • gtbsetup.exe - Glarysoft Toolbar (Glarysoft Toolbar Setup)
  • 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_slim.exe - Glary Utilities Setup
  • iehelper.exe - Internet Explorer Assistant
  • initialize.exe - Glary Utilities Initialize
  • 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)
  • searchset.exe - Glary Search
  • ApnIC.dll (by Ask.com) - AskIC Dynamic Link Library
  • ApnStub.exe (by Ask.com) - AskStub Application
  • ApnToolbarInstaller.exe (by Ask) - Ask Toolbar (Wrapper Application)
  • askBarSetup.exe - 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 '{77D516AB-95C2-4D1C-8C95-886FC6B5C976}' (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'.
Network connections
  • Integrator.exe connects to server-205-251-203-83.lax3.r.cloudfront.net ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:26.76 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0079386044%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00692122%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00101739%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:62,181,897
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:50.64 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:13 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Glary Utilities?

Quickly and completely remove Glary Utilities from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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) 63%
Win 10 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.47%
Windows 10 14.73%
Windows XP 11.24%
Windows Vista 7.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.82%
Windows 8.1 4.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.58%
  France 8.74%
  Germany 4.77%
  Italy 4.45%
  Canada 3.66%
  Brazil 2.86%
  Australia 1.43%
  United Kingdom 1.43%
  Belgium 1.27%
  Japan 1.27%
  India 1.11%
  Sweden 1.11%
  Poland 0.95%
  DK 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.39%
Dell 22.26%
Acer 12.90%
ASUS 12.26%
Toshiba 6.45%
Samsung 3.55%
American Megatrends 2.58%
Lenovo 2.26%
Intel 1.94%
Sahara 0.97%
Sony 0.97%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.09%
Dell XPS 8300 2.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.92%
HP Pavilion g7 notebook P... 2.92%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.34%
ASUSTeK K53SV 1.75%

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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