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What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,143
United States Rank #14,971
Reach 0.0186%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.27 days
37.34 days >
Average installed length: 19.62 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
Giveaway 1.94%
4.0.4 0.28%
4.0.3 0.56%
4.0.2 0.28%
4.0.1 0.56%
3.2.8 0.83%
3.2.7 0.28%
3.2.5 0.83%
3.2.4 0.83%
3.2.3 0.28%
3.2.16 0.83%
3.2.15 1.11%
3.2.11 0.28%
3.2.10 0.56%
3.1.33 0.28%
3.1.32 0.28%
3.1.30 0.28%
3.1.3 0.28%
3.1.29 0.83%
3.1.28 0.56%
3.1.27 0.28%
3.1.23 0.28%
3.1.19 0.28%
3.1.14 0.28%
3.1.12 0.28%
3.0.94 0.56%
3.0.93 0.28%
3.0.92 1.39%
3.0.91 0.28%
3.0.90 0.28%
3.0.9 0.83%
3.0.89 2.22%
3.0.88 1.94%
3.0.87 0.28%
3.0.86 1.11%
3.0.85 0.28%
3.0.84 0.28%
3.0.83 1.11%
3.0.82 0.56%
3.0.80 0.83%
3.0.79 0.28%
3.0.78 0.28%
3.0.77 4.17%
3.0.76 0.28%
3.0.74 0.28%
3.0.71 0.28%
3.0.7 2.22%
3.0.69 0.28%
3.0.66 0.28%
3.0.64 0.28%
3.0.63 0.56%
102 versions

GridinSoft Anti-Malware

Overview

GridinSoft Anti-Malware is a software program developed by GridinSoft. The most common release is 3.0.77, with over 82% of all installations currently using this version. 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). 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 gsam.exe. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 24.3 MB (25,476,402 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 41% of users of GridinSoft Anti-Malware come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Russia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: anti-malware.gridinsoft.com
Help link: trojan-killer.net/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GridinSoft Anti-Malware
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\GridinSoft Anti-Malware\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 24.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GridinSoft Anti-Malware

Program executable:gsam.exe
Name:GridinSoft Anti-Malware (64-bit)
GridinSoft Anti-Malware
Path:C:\Program Files\gridinsoft anti-malware\gsam.exe
MD5:e8d886bde7b06957d9f3ef4fccd1f70d
Additional files:
  • gtkmgmt.dll - GridinSoft Anti-Malware (64-bit) (GridinSoft Anti-Malware)
  • gtkmgmtc.exe - GridinSoft Anti-Malware (32-bit)
  • tkcon.exe
  • unhooklib.dll
  • gsInetSecurity.dll - GridinSoft Anti-Malware (GridinSoft Internet Security API)
  • pFilters.dll - GridinSoft Internet Security Protocol Filters
  • unacev2.dll (by ACE Compression Software) - UNACE - freeware ACE extraction component (UNACE Dynamic Link Library)
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • libmem.dll
  • shellext.dll
  • uninst.exe
  • unpacker.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shellext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'GridinSoft Anti-Malware' with a class of {F77F27A6-89F3-471A-AFA8-3B280940A10C}.
Scheduled Task
  • gtkmgmtc.exe is scheduled as a task named 'GridinSoft Anti-Malware RegularScan' (runs weekly on Mondays at 02:29).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • gsam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GridinSoft Anti-Malware.
Startup File (User Run)
  • gsam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GridinSoft Anti-Malware (32-bit)' and executes as "C:\Program Files\GridinSoft Anti-Malware\gsam.exe" -startupusbscan.

How do I remove GridinSoft Anti-Malware?

Quickly and completely remove GridinSoft Anti-Malware from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall GridinSoft Anti-Malware 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 GridinSoft Anti-Malware, 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 GridinSoft Anti-Malware.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 62%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 61.88%
Windows 7 35.08%
Windows XP 2.76%
Windows Vista 0.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 22.91%
Windows 10 Home 22.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.20%
Windows 7 Professional 8.94%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.98%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.84%
  Italy 6.73%
  Russia 4.87%
  Germany 4.64%
  France 3.94%
  United Kingdom 3.48%
  UA 3.25%
  Egypt 2.78%
  Saudi Arabia 2.78%
  Canada 2.32%
  DZ 2.32%
  Netherlands 2.32%
  Poland 1.86%
  Turkey 1.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.52%
Acer 17.84%
Dell 15.02%
ASUS 14.08%
Lenovo 7.98%
GIGABYTE 7.51%
Toshiba 3.29%
Samsung 0.94%
MSI 0.94%
American Megatrends 0.94%
Sony 0.94%
Common models
HP Compaq dc7900 Converti... 5.71%
HP Pro 3130 Microtower PC 3.57%
ASUSTeK K30AD_M31AD_M51AD 3.57%
ASUS All Series 2.86%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.14%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.14%

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