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What is GREGsvc.exe?

Part of Global Registration Service by Acer

What is it?

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 to ignore it, get it to remind you later, or get it to remind you periodically.

What if I disable Global Registration Service?

After you register your Acer PC, you can safely disable this service.
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How does gregsvc.exe run?

Service - GREGsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\GREGService' (GREGService). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. GREGService runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the gregsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of gregsvc.exe users, 81.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is GREGsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00331% CPU33124.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.47 MB RAM6.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 20 /min0.9%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\emachines\registration\gregsvc.exe

Are there other versions of Global Registration Service?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Global Registration Service.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Acer Incorporated

The Acer Group is a family of four brands – Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell and eMachines. Acer's products include desktop and laptop PCs, tablet computers, servers More...
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File details

File name: GREGsvc.exe
Publisher: Acer Incorporated (verified)
Name: Global Registration Service
Description: Global Registration Service
Version: 1, 0, 0, 3
Size: 35.6 KB
Original file name: GREGsvc.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 7/24/2007
Expiration date: 9/14/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0040583085%
Privileged CPU: 0.0007458391%
User CPU: 0.00331246939947%
Privileged CPU time: 39066.55 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 8 ms
CPU cycle count: 178,454,883
CPU cycle count /min: 31,259,322
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 36.67 MB
Peak committed memory: 38.92 MB
Paged memory: 1.47 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.54 MB
Paged system memory: 67.41 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.7 KB
Working set memory: 3.1 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.45 MB
Min working set memory: 2.95 MB
Private memory: 1.47 MB
Page faults: 4,404
Page faults /min: 588
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 18
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 44.65 KB
Read transfer /min: 176 Bytes
Total other operations: 280
Other operations /min: 21
Total other transfer: 9.17 KB
Other Transfer /min: 204 Bytes
Handle count average: 83
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Gateway\Registration\GREGsvc.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Acer\Registration\GREGsvc.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Gateway\Registration\GREGsvc.exe"

Service details

Name: GREGService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: c9b2d1d3f86fd3673ef847def73b6f9e
SHA-1: bcc628be02b6daaee1417113a5ac716ed734c34d
SHA-256: 9d3822a6464f685f770f8d02a8ae623a676888f135e8425c3baf1cc077429a7f

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0
File entropy: 6.16736
File packed: No
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