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Should I remove Google Chrome App Launcher?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,773
United States Rank #18,737
Reach 0.0085%


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29.0.1547.49 17.24%
29.0.1547.41 2.30%
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29.0.1535.3 1.15%
28.0.1500.95 22.99%
28.0.1500.72 12.64%
28.0.1500.71 3.45%
28.0.1500.63 1.15%
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28.0.1500.44 2.30%
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27.0.1453.116 9.20%
27.0.1453.110 2.30%
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27.0.1453.81 3.45%
27.0.1453.73 3.45%
27.0.1448.0 1.15%
26.0.1410.64 2.30%
26.0.1410.40 1.15%
26.0.1410.10 1.15%

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Google Chrome App Launcher

What is Google Chrome App Launcher?  (from Google Inc)

The Chrome App Launcher is the hub of all your Chrome apps and with it you have quick access to all of your apps from the desktop. When you install an app from the Chrome Web Store, you'll get an option to get the App Launcher. The App Launcher requires you to sign in to Chrome to enable apps that need access to your G...  Read more


Google Chrome App Launcher is a software program developed by Google Inc. The most common release is 28.0.1500.95, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named app_host.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 1.81 MB (1,897,888 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 56% of users of Google Chrome App Launcher come from the United States, it is also popular in Japan and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.google.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\Application
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\27.0.1448.0\Installer\setup.exe" --uninstall --multi-install --app-launcher
Estimated size: 1.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Google Chrome App Launcher

Program executable:app_host.exe
Name:Google Chrome
Additional files:
  • chrome.exe - Google Chrome
  • old_chrome.exe
  • setup.exe
  • wow_helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • chrome.exe is scheduled as a task named 'avastBCLRestartS-1-5-21-4150847905-371303776-2312510133-1001'.
  • old_chrome.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{757FFB43-81B3-4CDF-A4B4-F8575D3D7085}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • chrome.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Show Desktop @ Start.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • chrome.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_6B7F94CA2E218FAF00C81C604DB12376' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --no-startup-window.
  • old_chrome.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_391A971E68E8AE7F0C9CBD83CA6F66E9' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --no-startup-window.
2 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • old_chrome.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #2' which loads as C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --restore-last-session -- httC://www.bing.com/search?q=titian%20renaissance%20artist&qs=AS&sk=AS7&pq=ti.
  • chrome.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #0' which loads as C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --enable-full-history-sync --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --sync-keystore-encryption --no-startup-window --flag-switches-begin --enabl.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • chrome.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'chrome.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • chrome.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe'.
  • old_chrome.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:88.59 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0440969695%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01906789%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02502908%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:21,328,355
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:432.45 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:188.39 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:35.11 MB
Total CPU:0.0076007720%
Kernel CPU:0.00340872%
User CPU:0.00419205%
CPU cycles/sec:21,127,672
I/O reads/min:99.05 KB
I/O writes/min:83.12 KB

How do I remove Google Chrome App Launcher?

Quickly and completely remove Google Chrome App Launcher from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Google Chrome App Launcher 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 Google Chrome App Launcher, 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 Google Chrome App Launcher.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8 25.29%
Windows XP 5.75%
Windows Vista 2.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.89%
Windows 7 Professional 16.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.64%
Windows 7 Enterprise 8.05%
Windows 8 Pro 6.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.48%
  Japan 8.33%
  Canada 3.70%
  United Kingdom 3.70%
  Hong Kong 1.85%
  France 1.85%
  Australia 1.85%
  Netherlands 1.85%
  Germany 1.85%
  Italy 1.85%
  Slovenia 0.93%
  Singapore 0.93%
  South Africa 0.93%
  Norway 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.78%
Hewlett-Packard 20.29%
Acer 11.59%
Lenovo 10.14%
ASUS 8.70%
Intel 4.35%
Toshiba 2.90%
Medion 1.45%
Apple 1.45%
Alienware 1.45%
American Megatrends 1.45%
Common models
HP Pavilion m7 Notebook P... 2.70%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.70%
Vision Computers Inc. DG3... 1.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite P745 1.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite L550 1.35%

About Google Inc

Google provides Internet-based products and services such as advertising technologies, internet search, cloud computing, and software.
Publisher URL: www.google.com


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