How to remove an GoogleDesktop error
The free file information forum can help you determine if GoogleDesktop.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
GoogleDesktop.exe file information
Description: The file GoogleDesktop.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,836,544 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 1,838,592 bytes and 30 more variants.
GoogleDesktop.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. GoogleDesktop.exe is able to monitor applications, record inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You may also do the following:
1) uninstall Google Desktop or Google Desktop Search from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs"
2) visit the vendor’s support site
3) look for a new, improved version.
Recommended: Identify GoogleDesktop.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
- "Google Desktop Search" is not required to run at start up. Google Desktop Search - "a desktop search application that provides full text search over your email, computer files, chats, and the web pages you've viewed. By making your computer searchable, Google Desktop Search puts your information easily within your reach and frees you from having to manually organize your files, emails, and bookmarks"
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GoogleDesktop.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the GoogleDesktop.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
david gunnells (further information)
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