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Should I remove eMachines Registration?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,641
United States Rank #1,690
Reach 0.2312%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.40 days
129.72 days >
Average installed length: 68.16 days


1.04.3503 9.90%
1.04.3502 1.25%
1.04.3501 0.18%
1.03.3004 0.64%
1.03.3003 31.89%
1.03.3002 3.71%
1.02.3006 38.30%
1.02.3005 0.09%
1.02.3004 14.05%

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eMachines Registration

What is eMachines Registration?

eMachines Registration is a popup window that prompts the user to register their new eMachine PC if they have not done so already. The program is preinstalled with most new eMachine PCs.


The most common release is 1.02.3006, with over 98% 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 GREGsvc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 12.59 MB (13,201,340 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.emachines.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\eMachines\Registration
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\eMachines\Registration\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 12.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by eMachines Registration

Program executable:GREGsvc.exe
Name:Global Registration Service
Path:C:\Program Files\eMachines\Registration\GREGsvc.exe
Acer Global Registration service is preloaded on Acer laptops and runs in the background with the sole purpose to remind users to register their new laptops. Acer Global Registration pops up a reminder from time to time and you can decide...
Additional files:
  • GREGsvc.exe - Global Registration Service
  • GREG.exe - Global Registration
  • GregHSRW.exe
  • uninstall.exe - Registration
  • GlobalRegistrationMUI.dll - Global Registration MUI
  • GregDLLHS.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GREG.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4DD2ECC8-1509-41C8-922D-B38617BBAE72}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • GREG.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
2 Services
  • GregHSRW.exe runs as a service named 'Greg_Service' (Greg_Service).
  • GREGsvc.exe runs as a service named 'GREGService' (GREGService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • GREG.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Global Registration' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Acer\Registration\GREG.exe" /boot.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:858.5 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000129701%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000467%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000830%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:455
8,062,084 average
Memory:1.53 MB
Total CPU:0.0013322162%
Kernel CPU:0.00081295%
User CPU:0.00051927%
CPU cycles/sec:556,190
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes

How do I remove eMachines Registration?

You can uninstall eMachines Registration 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 eMachines Registration, 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 eMachines Registration.

Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 93.88%
Windows 10 5.99%
Windows XP 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 87.75%
Windows 10 Home 5.07%
Windows 7 Starter 4.34%
Windows 7 Home Basic 0.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.68%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.59%
  France 5.28%
  Germany 3.68%
  Australia 2.27%
  Sweden 2.11%
  United Kingdom 2.05%
  Italy 2.04%
  Canada 1.99%
  Spain 1.01%
  Finland 0.81%
  Taiwan 0.70%
  Brazil 0.66%
  Japan 0.61%
  DK 0.52%

About Acer

Acer is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation whose products include desktop and laptop computer PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals.
Publisher URL: www.acer.com


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