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Surfer 9

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What is Surfer 9?  (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 9 is a program developed by Golden Software. The software installer includes 43 files and is usually about 74.88 MB (78,521,971 bytes). InternetUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 24% of users of Surfer 9 come from the United States, it is also popular in Indonesia and DZ.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.goldensoftware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Golden Software\Surfer 9
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{C94FE16B-955C-429D-ADAB-F82CF86161EF}\Surfer(9.9.785)_Installer.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 74.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Surfer 9

  • InternetUpdate.exe - InternetUpdate Application (Internet Update Application)
  • CoordLib.dll - Surface Mapping System (Coordinate System Support DLL)
  • GridLib.dll - Grid Support DLL
  • GSWks2.dll - GS Worksheet (Golden Software Worksheet)
  • GPixFilter.dll - GPixFilter (Golden Software Pixel Filtering Library)
  • BitXform2.dll - BitXform2 (Golden Software Bitmap Transform Library)
  • GCSFileIO.dll - GCSFileIO (Golden Software GCS Reference File Read/Write Library)
  • GCSLegacy.dll - GCSLegacy (Golden Software GCS Legacy Support Library)
  • ioAnalyze.dll - ioAnalyze (Mayo Clinic Analyze 7.5 format Filter)
  • GBMLib2.dll - GBMLib2 (Golden Software Bitmap Library)
  • GCSCore.dll - GCSCore (Golden Software Global Coordinate System Core DLL)
  • GSExpr2.dll - GSEXPR2 (Mathematical Expression Evaluation Library)
  • ioAmira.dll - ioAmira (AMIRA Filter)
  • ioDicom.dll - ioDicom (Golden Software Import/Export Filter For DICOM Format)
  • GCodec.dll - GCodec (Golden Software Compress/Decompress Library)
  • GsDraw.dll - GsDraw (Golden Software Imaging Library)
  • ioAvsx.dll - ioAvsx (Golden Software Import/Export Filter For AVS X-Image Format)
  • ioDted.dll - ioDted (Dted Filter)
  • ioAdf.dll - ioAdf (Arc/Info Binary Grid Filter)
  • ioAsc.dll - ioAsc (Import/Export Filter for ESRI ASCII Grid Files)
  • ioAvs.dll - ioAvs (AVS Field Filter)
  • ioBln.dll - ioBln (Golden Software Boundary Line Filter)
  • ioBmp.dll - ioBmp (Golden Software Import/Export Filter For Microsoft BMP Image Format)
  • ioBna.dll - ioBna (ATLAS Boundary (ASCII) Import/Export Filter)
  • ioBnd.dll - ioBnd (Band Interleaved Filter)
  • ioCgm.dll - ioCgm (Computer Graphics Metafile Export Filter)
  • ioCps.dll - ioCps (CPS Grid Filter)
  • ioDat.dll - ioDat (Golden Software ASCII Data I/O Filter)
  • ioDbf.dll - ioDbf (DBF Database I/O Filter)
  • ioDem.dll - ioDem (USGS Dem Filter)
  • ioDlg.dll - ioDlg (Digital Line Graph Import Filter)
  • ioDxf.dll - ioDxf (AutoCAD Export Filter)
  • ioE00.dll - ioE00 (Import for ESRI ArcInfo Export Format (.E00))
  • gsio.dll - GSIO (Golden Software Import/Export Manager)
  • GCSUI.dll - DLL (Golden Software coordinate system UI library)
  • BCGCBPRO.dll (by BCGSoft Ltd) - BCGControlBar Professional Dynamic Link Library (BCGControlBar Professional DLL)
  • GSCrash.exe - Golden Software Error Report (Program to transmit error reports for unhandled exceptions in Golden Software applications to Golden Software.)

How do I remove Surfer 9?

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Or, you can uninstall Surfer 9 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 Surfer 9, 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 Surfer 9.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.07%
Windows 10 18.29%
Windows XP 13.41%
Windows Vista 1.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 24.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.73%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.41%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.66%
Windows 8 Pro 3.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.47%
  Indonesia 9.57%
  DZ 5.32%
  Italy 5.32%
  India 4.26%
  Iran 4.26%
  Canada 3.19%
  Spain 3.19%
  Malaysia 3.19%
  Russia 3.19%
  Colombia 2.13%
  Germany 2.13%
  France 2.13%
  United Kingdom 2.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.13%
Acer 20.31%
Hewlett-Packard 15.63%
Lenovo 10.94%
ASUS 7.81%
American Megatrends 4.69%
Intel 4.69%
Sahara 3.13%
Samsung 3.13%
MSI 1.56%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5755G 2.90%
Acer Aspire 5253 1.45%
Acer Aspire 4745G 1.45%
Acer Aspire 4741 1.45%
Acer Aspire 4739 1.45%
Acer Aspire 4736 1.45%


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