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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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12.8.1009 17.50%
12.7.984 5.00%
12.6.963 5.00%
12.5.905 12.50%
12.4.784 12.50%
12.2.705 5.00%
12.0.626 42.50%

Surfer 12

What is Surfer 12?  (from Golden Software)

Surfer is a full-function 3D visualization, contouring and surface modeling package that runs under Microsoft Windows. Surfer is used extensively for terrain modeling, bathymetric modeling, landscape visualization, surface analysis, contour mapping, watershed and 3D surface mapping, gridding, volumetrics, and much more...  Read more


Surfer 12 is a program developed by Golden Software. The most used version is 12.0.626, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 43 files and is usually about 197.02 MB (206,588,455 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 42% of users of Surfer 12 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.goldensoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Golden Software\Surfer 12
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\\Golden Software\Surfer\{AAC07B4C-CC0A-4867-87D5-520AAA829060}\Surfer(12.2.705)_Installer.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 197.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Surfer 12

  • GSWks2u.dll - GS Worksheet (Golden Software Worksheet)
  • GPixFilteru.dll - GPixFilter (Golden Software Pixel Filtering Library)
  • BitXform2u.dll - BitXform2 (Golden Software Bitmap Transform Library)
  • GCSFileIOu.dll - GCSFileIO (Golden Software GCS Reference File Read/Write Library)
  • GCSLegacyu.dll - GCSLegacy (Golden Software GCS Legacy Support Library)
  • ioAnalyzeu.dll - ioAnalyze (Golden Software filter for Mayo Clinic Analyze 7.5 images)
  • CoordLibu.dll - CoordLib (Golden Software Coordinate System Library)
  • Geometryu.dll - Geometry (Golden Software Geometry Library)
  • GBMLib2u.dll - GBMLib2 (Golden Software Bitmap Library)
  • GCSCoreu.dll - GCSCore (Golden Software Global Coordinate System Core DLL)
  • GridLibu.dll - GridLib (Grid Support DLL)
  • GSExpr2u.dll - GSEXPR2 (Mathematical Expression Evaluation Library)
  • ioAmirau.dll - ioAmira (Golden Software filter for AMIRA mesh files)
  • GCodecu.dll - GCodec (Golden Software Compress/Decompress Library)
  • GsDrawu.dll - GsDraw (Golden Software Imaging Library)
  • ioAvsxu.dll - ioAvsx (Golden Software filter for AVS X-Image files)
  • geodeu.exe - Geode (Geode Support EXE)
  • ioAdfu.dll - ioAdf (Golden Software Filter for Arc/Info ADF binary grid files)
  • ioAscu.dll - ioAsc (Golden Software filter for ESRI ASCII grid files)
  • ioAvsu.dll - ioAvs (Golden Software filter for AVS Field datasets)
  • ioBlnu.dll - ioBln (Golden Software filter for BLN files)
  • ioBmpu.dll - ioBmp (Golden Software filter for Microsoft BMP image files)
  • ioBnau.dll - ioBna (Golden Software filter for ATLAS Boundary (BNA) files)
  • ioBndu.dll - ioBnd (Golden Software filter for BIL/BSQ/BND grid files)
  • ioCpsu.dll - ioCps (Golden Software filter for CPS grid files)
  • ioDatu.dll - ioDat (Golden Software filter for DAT/CSV/TXT files)
  • gsiou.dll - GSIO (Golden Software Import/Export Manager)
  • GCSUIu.dll - DLL (Golden Software coordinate system UI library)
  • BCGCBPRO2100_VC110u.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd) - BCGControlBar Professional Dynamic Link Library (BCGControlBar Professional DLL)
  • GSCrashu.exe - Golden Software Error Report (Program to transmit error reports for unhandled exceptions in Golden Software applications to Golden Software.)
  • boost_filesystem-vc110-mt-1_52.dll
  • boost_signals-vc110-mt-1_52.dll
  • boost_system-vc110-mt-1_52.dll
  • expatu.dll
  • hd420m_vs10.dll
  • Hdf5.dll
  • hm420m_vs10.dll

How do I remove Surfer 12?

You can uninstall Surfer 12 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 Surfer 12, 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 Surfer 12.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 3%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.00%
Windows 10 32.50%
Windows XP 2.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.50%
Windows 10 Pro 5.00%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 5.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.82%
  Italy 7.27%
  Australia 5.45%
  DZ 5.45%
  Brazil 3.64%
  Russia 3.64%
  Canada 3.64%
  Singapore 1.82%
  South Africa 1.82%
  TN 1.82%
  UA 1.82%
  BF 1.82%
  Austria 1.82%
  IQ 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
Toshiba 20.59%
ASUS 17.65%
Lenovo 17.65%
Dell 11.76%
MSI 2.94%
Common models
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LENOVO 24472N7 2.70%
LENOVO 239289G 2.70%
INTEL DG31PR 2.70%
HP Z400 Workstation 2.70%


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