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Should I remove Identity Card?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,248
United States Rank #530
Reach 0.5545%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.19 days
93.96 days >
Average installed length: 49.37 days


2.00.8101 0.18%
2.00.8100 2.71%
2.00.3005 5.57%
2.00.3004 27.68%
2.00.3002 1.38%
1.00.3501 23.46%
1.00.3006 3.93%
1.00.3003 20.70%
1.00.3002 8.97%
1.00.3001 5.43%

Identity Card

What is Identity Card?  (from Gateway)

Gateway Identity Card is a small application preinstalled on Windows systems, that provides you with an immediate overview of some information on your system. This information, such as the serial number and model name, is often required when you need to contact Gateway support service.


Identity Card is a software program developed by Gateway. The most common release is 2.00.3004, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named identitycard.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.9 MB (3,037,732 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 89% of users of Identity Card come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gateway.com
Help link: www.gateway.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\gateway\identity card
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Gateway\Identity Card\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.9 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Identity Card

Program executable:identitycard.exe
Name:Identity Card
Path:C:\Program Files\gateway\identity card\identitycard.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe (by Acer) - Identity Card (Identity Card.exe)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • IdentityCard.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E56EB155-8898-4820-AE49-665605968E7D}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Identity Card?

You can uninstall Identity Card 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 Identity Card, 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 Identity Card.

Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.92%
Windows 10 43.84%
Windows XP 0.22%
Windows Vista 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.13%
Windows 8.1 19.07%
Windows 8 11.72%
Windows 10 Home 9.94%
Windows 7 Starter 1.58%
Windows 7 Professional 0.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.17%
  Canada 6.13%
  Mexico 1.35%
  Brazil 0.73%
  Japan 0.45%
  Australia 0.23%
  PR 0.21%
  Argentina 0.14%
  Philippines 0.09%
  Germany 0.09%
  New Zealand 0.08%
  United Kingdom 0.08%
  Israel 0.06%
  France 0.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.59%
Gateway 0.41%
Common models
Gateway NE56R 14.20%
Gateway DX4860 6.76%
Gateway SX2110G 5.65%
Gateway DX4870 4.58%
Gateway NV55C 3.34%
Gateway NV57H 2.88%

About Gateway

Gateway (acquired by Acer Inc.
Publisher URL: www.gateway.com

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iLikeBreasts.over a year ago
If you have deleted it and want to reinstall it follow this: >Start > All Programs > Gateway > Gateway Recovery Management Click on "Restore" on the top left hand corner. Then click on "Reinstall drivers or applications" Click "Contents", find the program and then click the install logo. I deleted the identity card because everytime I accidentally click the f2 key it pops up. But, now something else even more annoying pops up (Adobe pdf). Had to reinstall.