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United States Rank #9,318
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Average installed length: 175.30 days


2.2.1 100.00%

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Gpg4win 2.2.1

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What is Gpg4win?

Gpg4win (GNU Privacy Guard for Windows) is encryption software for files and emails.

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Gpg4win - a secure solution for file and email encryption. Gpg4win (GNU Privacy Guard for Windows) is Free Software and can be installed with just a few mouse clicks. Gpg4win enables users to securely transport emails and files with the help of encryption and digital signatures. Encryption protects the contents against...  Read more


Gpg4win 2.2.1 is a software program developed by The Gpg4win Project. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named kleopatra.exe. The setup package generally installs about 95 files and is usually about 18.88 MB (19,799,997 bytes). 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 49% of users of Gpg4win come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gpg4win.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GNU\GnuPG
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\GNU\GnuPG\gpg4win-uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 18.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Gpg4win 2.2.1

Program executable:kleopatra.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\gnu\gnupg\bin\kleopatra.exe
Additional files:
  • gpg2.exe (by g10 Code GmbH)
  • gpg-agent.exe (by g10 Code GmbH)
  • gpg-connect-agent.exe
  • gpgsm.exe
  • gpgv2.exe
  • gpg4win-uninstall.exe - GPG4Win (2.2.1) (Gpg4win: The GNU Privacy Guard and Tools for Windows)
  • gpgex.dll - GpgEX (GpgEX - GnuPG shell extensions)
  • gpgol.dll - GpgOL (GpgOL - GnuPG plugin for Outlook)
  • dirmngr_ldap.exe
  • dirmngr-client.exe
  • gdbus.exe
  • gdk-pixbuf-pixdata.exe
  • gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders.exe
  • gio-querymodules.exe
  • glib-compile-resources.exe
  • glib-compile-schemas.exe
  • glib-genmarshal.exe
  • gobject-query.exe
  • gpg.exe
  • gpg2keys_curl.exe
  • gpg2keys_finger.exe
  • gpg2keys_hkp.exe
  • gpg2keys_kdns.exe
  • gpg2keys_ldap.exe
  • gpgconf.exe
  • gpg-error.exe
  • gpgkeys_curl.exe
  • gpgkeys_finger.exe
  • gpgkeys_hkp.exe
  • gpgkeys_ldap.exe
  • gpgme-w32spawn.exe
  • gpg-preset-passphrase.exe
  • gpg-protect-tool.exe
  • gpgsplit.exe
  • gpgtar.exe
  • gpgv.exe
  • gresource.exe
  • gsettings.exe
  • gspawn-win32-helper.exe
  • gspawn-win32-helper-console.exe
  • gtk-query-immodules-2.0.exe
  • gtk-update-icon-cache.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • gpgex.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'GpgEX' with a class of {CCD955E4-5C16-4A33-AFDA-A8947A94946B}.

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Or, you can uninstall Gpg4win 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 Gpg4win (2.2.1), 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 Gpg4win.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.49%
Windows 10 36.17%
Windows XP 2.24%
Windows Vista 2.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.11%
Windows 7 Professional 15.96%
Windows 8.1 14.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.31%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.98%
Windows 10 Home 3.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.74%
  Germany 15.45%
  United Kingdom 5.99%
  France 5.03%
  Canada 2.87%
  Australia 2.63%
  Netherlands 1.92%
  Sweden 1.68%
  Italy 1.56%
  Switzerland 1.08%
  Spain 0.72%
  Belgium 0.60%
  Russia 0.60%
  Austria 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.71%
Dell 20.10%
ASUS 16.24%
Acer 13.40%
Lenovo 8.51%
Toshiba 6.96%
Samsung 4.12%
Intel 2.32%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.88%
ASUS All Series 2.91%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.43%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.94%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 1.94%
LENOVO 20266 1.94%


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