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Should I remove GOG Galaxy?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,801
United States Rank #4,647
Reach 0.1243%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.03 days
148.39 days >
Average installed length: 77.97 days

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GOG Galaxy

Overview

GOG Galaxy is a software program developed by GOG.com. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 41 files and is usually about 1.78 MB (1,861,948 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 44% of users of GOG Galaxy come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gog.com
Installation folder: C:\GalaxyClient\
Uninstaller: "C:\GalaxyClient\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GOG Galaxy

  • GalaxyClient Helper.exe - GOG Galaxy (GalaxyClient Helper Application)
  • GalaxyClient.exe
  • GalaxyClientService.exe - GalaxyClientService
  • CrashReporter.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • ffmpegsumo.dll
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • pcre.dll
  • PocoCrypto.dll
  • PocoData.dll
  • PocoDataSQLite.dll
  • PocoFoundation.dll
  • PocoJSON.dll
  • PocoNet.dll
  • PocoNetSSL.dll
  • PocoUtil.dll
  • PocoXml.dll
  • PocoZip.dll
  • sqlite.dll
  • d3dcompiler_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft)
  • d3dcompiler_47.dll - Direct3D HLSL Compiler for Redistribution
  • expat.dll
  • GalaxyPeer.dll
  • GalaxyPeer64.dll
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icudt52.dll
  • icuin52.dll (by The ICU Project) - ICU I18N DLL
  • icuuc52.dll - ICU Common DLL
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • Qt5Core.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • Qt5Gui.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • Qt5Network.dll
  • Qt5Svg.dll
  • Qt5Widgets.dll
  • quazip.dll
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • zlib.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • zlib1.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GalaxyClient.exe is scheduled as a task named 'elevated_GalaxyClient_1~YXALAG2~ARGORPC'.
Service
  • GalaxyClientService.exe runs as a service named 'GalaxyClientService' (GalaxyClientService) "GOG Galaxy component required to download games".
Startup File (User Run)
  • GalaxyClient.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GalaxyClient' and executes as C:\Program Files\GalaxyClient\GalaxyClient.exe /launchViaAutoStart.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • GalaxyClient.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GalaxyClient' which loads as C:\GalaxyClient\GalaxyClient.exe /launchViaAutoStart.

How do I remove GOG Galaxy?

Quickly and completely remove GOG Galaxy from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall GOG Galaxy 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program GOG Galaxy, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 GOG Galaxy.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 68%
Win XP 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 68.21%
Windows 7 31.50%
Windows Vista 0.23%
Windows XP 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 23.20%
Windows 10 Pro 16.90%
Windows 8.1 14.26%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.16%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.56%
  United Kingdom 7.39%
  Germany 6.49%
  France 6.20%
  Poland 3.84%
  Canada 3.55%
  Australia 2.75%
  Sweden 2.27%
  DK 1.85%
  Netherlands 1.85%
  Austria 1.80%
  Norway 1.61%
  Italy 1.42%
  Spain 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 24.45%
Acer 14.43%
GIGABYTE 12.22%
Hewlett-Packard 11.04%
Dell 9.17%
Lenovo 7.81%
MSI 6.45%
Alienware 4.41%
Toshiba 3.40%
Medion 2.72%
Samsung 2.21%
Intel 1.02%
Common models
ASUS All Series 28.72%
MSI MS-7693 3.61%
MSI MS-7821 3.61%
MSI MS-7917 2.89%
MSI MS-7850 2.74%
MSI MS-7816 2.31%

About GOG.com

GOG Limited (GOG.com) is a video game distribution service that delivers "classic" video games through its DRM-free digital platform for Windows.
Publisher URL: www.gog.com

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