What is GoogleDesktop.exe?

GoogleDesktop.exe is a part of GoogleDesktop and developed by Google according to the GoogleDesktop.exe file information. In certain cases, malicious trackers and scripts can disguise themselves as legitimate files, like GoogleDesktop.exe, leading to glitches, overload and system malfunctions.

In such cases, GoogleDesktop.exe can create unnecessary records and folders in the Windows registry. Check your PC to eliminate possible application conflicts and system failures.

System Information:
Your machine is currently running: unknown
Outbyte PC Repair utility is incompatible with your operating system.

Select Language:

GoogleDesktop.exe's description is "GoogleDesktop".

GoogleDesktop.exe is digitally signed by Google.

GoogleDesktop.exe is an .exe file.

GoogleDesktop.exe is usually located in the following folder:

%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe

GoogleDesktop.exe basic information

Description
GoogleDesktop
Internal Name
Google Desktop
Version
5.0.611.15541
Company
Hash
40B9AFB5C20C27BF03548C5F5C87CB0A

GoogleDesktop.exe running processes

%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIndex.exe
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopDisplay.exe
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe

GoogleDesktop.exe actions

List of the actions GoogleDesktop.exe executes on a user's PC
HKEY_USERS\%ID-USER-SID%\Software\Google\Google Desktop\\user_sid
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_USERS\%ID-USER-SID%\Software\Google\Google Desktop\Preferences\\safeweb
new registry key parameter created
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Google Desktop
new catalogue created
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Google Desktop\2c3f81a0e3bd
new catalogue created
HKEY_USERS\%ID-USER-SID%\Software\Google\Google Desktop\\data_dir
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_USERS\%ID-USER-SID%\Software\Google\Google Desktop\\install_dir
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_USERS\%ID-USER-SID%\Software\Google\Google Desktop\Preferences\\blacklist-1
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_USERS\%ID-USER-SID%\Software\Google\Google Desktop\Preferences\\indexing_mode
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_USERS\%ID-USER-SID%\Software\Google\Google Desktop\Hyper
new registry key created
HKEY_USERS\%ID-USER-SID%\Software\Google\Google Desktop\Hyper\\hyper_indexing_mode
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_USERS\%ID-USER-SID%\Software\Google\Google Desktop\\timestamp
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_USERS\%ID-USER-SID%\Software\Google\Google Desktop\Preferences\\notified_historical_indexing
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_USERS\%ID-USER-SID%\Software\Google\Google Desktop\\indexing_resume_time
new registry key parameter created

GoogleDesktop.exe can create new files and directories in the Windows registry. Check your system's performance and eliminate file conflicts and junk.

Similar .exe files creating new elements on your PC with similar volume:

GoogleDesktop.exe's virus check

79%

of antivirus scans don't detect any virus in it

18%

of antivirus scans detect it as a potentially unwanted program

3%

of antivirus scans detect a virus in it

GoogleDesktop.exe user rating

76%

of users rate GoogleDesktop.exe as a useful program

21%

of users find GoogleDesktop.exe to be a potentially unwanted program

3%

of users find GoogleDesktop.exe to be malicious or a scam

Do you know GoogleDesktop.exe?

Rate the GoogleDesktop.exe file
malicious or a scam program
potentially unwanted program
useful program
Thank you!

Popular .exe files


All .exe files >