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Gpg4win 2.3.0

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Gpg4win 2.3.0 is a program developed by The Gpg4win Project. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is kleopatra.exe. The software installer includes 73 files and is usually about 20.26 MB (21,243,970 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 58% 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: 20.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Gpg4win 2.3.0

Program executable:kleopatra.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\gnu\gnupg\bin\kleopatra.exe
Additional files:
  • gpg4win-uninstall.exe (by g10 Code GmbH) - GPG4Win (2.3.0) (Gpg4win: The GNU Privacy Guard and Tools for Windows)
  • gpgol.dll (by g10 Code GmbH) - GpgOL (GpgOL - GnuPG plugin for Outlook)
  • gpg.exe
  • gpgkeys_curl.exe
  • gpgkeys_finger.exe
  • gpgkeys_hkp.exe
  • gpgkeys_ldap.exe
  • gpgsplit.exe
  • gpgv.exe
  • dbus-launch.exe
  • dbus-monitor.exe
  • dbus-send.exe
  • dirmngr.exe
  • dirmngr_ldap.exe
  • dirmngr-client.exe
  • freetype6.dll
  • gdbus.exe
  • gdk-pixbuf-pixdata.exe
  • gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders.exe
  • giflib4.dll (by GnuWin32 ) - GifLib (Libgif4: library and tools for GIF images)
  • gio-querymodules.exe
  • glib-compile-resources.exe
  • glib-compile-schemas.exe
  • glib-genmarshal.exe
  • gobject-query.exe
  • gpa.exe - GPA (GPA - GnuPG Privacy Assistant)
  • gpg2.exe
  • gpg2keys_curl.exe
  • gpg2keys_finger.exe
  • gpg2keys_hkp.exe
  • gpg2keys_kdns.exe
  • gpg2keys_ldap.exe
  • gpg-agent.exe
  • gpgconf.exe
  • gpg-connect-agent.exe
  • gpg-error.exe
  • gpgex.dll - GpgEX (GpgEX - GnuPG shell extensions)
  • gpgme-w32spawn.exe
  • gpg-preset-passphrase.exe
  • gpg-protect-tool.exe
  • gpgsm.exe
  • gpgtar.exe
  • gpgv2.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
  • iconv.dll (by Free Software Foundation) - libiconv: character set conversion library (LGPLed libiconv for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7 and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • 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)
  • kbuildsycoca4.exe
  • libadns-1.dll
  • libassuan-0.dll - Assuan (Assuan - GnuPG IPC)
  • libatk-1.0-0.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - atk
  • libcairo-2.dll
  • libcairo-gobject-2.dll
  • libcairo-script-interpreter-2.dll
  • libcurl-4.dll
  • libffi-6.dll

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}.
Scheduled Task
  • dirmngr.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{642FC64E-D3AE-4988-BD93-892D724B7442}' (runs on registration).
  • dirmngr.exe runs as a service named 'DirMngr' (DirMngr).

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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 (2.3.0), 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 10 77%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 76.99%
Windows 7 22.12%
Windows Vista 0.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 42.48%
Windows 10 Pro 23.01%
Windows 7 Professional 7.08%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.19%
Windows 8.1 6.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.11%
  Germany 8.78%
  United Kingdom 4.73%
  Italy 4.73%
  Canada 4.05%
  France 2.03%
  Poland 2.03%
  Austria 1.35%
  Australia 1.35%
  BG 1.35%
  Switzerland 1.35%
  DK 1.35%
  Netherlands 1.35%
  Argentina 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.83%
Lenovo 16.67%
Acer 15.28%
Dell 13.89%
American Megatrends 8.33%
Hewlett-Packard 8.33%
Toshiba 6.94%
Samsung 4.17%
Gateway 1.39%
Apple 1.39%
Alienware 1.39%
Common models
ASUSTeK G751JT 2.17%
LENOVO 20378 2.17%
LENOVO 80HE 2.17%
Samsung DP700A3D/DM700A3D... 2.17%
Supermicro X8DT3 1.09%


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