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Should I remove TechPowerUp GPU-Z?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,003
United States Rank #1,417
Reach 0.6882%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.52 days
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Average installed length: 163.10 days

TechPowerUp GPU-Z

What is TechPowerUp GPU-Z?

GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU. The program displays the specifications of the GPU and memory, and display temperature, core frequency, memory frequency and fan speeds.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named gpu-z.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 1.37 MB (1,438,874 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.techpowerup.com/gpuz
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\gpu-z
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\GPU-Z\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 1.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TechPowerUp GPU-Z

Program executable:gpu-z.exe
Name:GPU-Z - Video card Information Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\gpu-z\gpu-z.exe
Additional files:
  • GPU-Z.0.3.6.exe - GPU-Z - Video card Information Utility
  • GPU-Z.0.5.0.exe
  • GPU-Z.0.5.1.exe
  • GPU-Z.0.5.2.exe
  • GPU-Z.0.5.4.exe
  • GPU-Z.0.5.5.exe
  • GPU-Z.0.5.6.exe
  • GPU-Z.0.5.7.exe
  • GPU-Z.0.5.8.exe
  • GPU-Z.0.5.9.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GPU-Z.exe is scheduled as a task named 'TechPowerUp GPU-Z'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • GPU-Z.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GPU-Z.
Startup File (User Run)
  • GPU-Z.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GPU-Z' and executes as "C:\Program Files\GPU-Z\GPU-Z.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • GPU-Z.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GPU-Z' which loads as "C:\Program Files\GPU-Z\GPU-Z.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • GPU-Z.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\GPU-Z\GPU-Z.exe'.

How do I remove TechPowerUp GPU-Z?

You can uninstall TechPowerUp GPU-Z 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 TechPowerUp GPU-Z, 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 TechPowerUp GPU-Z.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.69%
Windows 10 44.93%
Windows XP 2.36%
Windows Vista 1.00%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.20%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.31%
Windows 10 Pro 10.22%
Windows 7 Professional 10.16%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.77%
Windows 10 Home 8.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.00%
  Germany 9.46%
  United Kingdom 4.67%
  France 4.52%
  Italy 3.16%
  Canada 2.84%
  Netherlands 1.94%
  Brazil 1.91%
  Poland 1.84%
  Australia 1.74%
  Russia 1.37%
  Sweden 1.23%
  Finland 1.14%
  India 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.29%
Acer 16.44%
Hewlett-Packard 15.54%
Dell 14.22%
Lenovo 5.65%
MSI 2.96%
Alienware 2.54%
Samsung 2.24%
Intel 2.11%
Toshiba 1.64%
American Megatrends 0.95%
Common models
ASUS All Series 23.83%
MSI MS-7821 3.20%
MSI MS-7758 2.99%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.63%
MSI MS-7693 2.48%
MSI MS-7751 2.34%


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