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Should I remove Google Hacks?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
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Google Hacks

Overview

Google Hacks is a program developed by Jadd. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is Google Hacks.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.02 MB (1,066,650 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 70% of users of Google Hacks come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Malaysia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google Hacks
Uninstaller: wscript "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google Hacks\uninstall.vbs"
Estimated size: 1.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Google Hacks

Program executable:Google Hacks.exe
Name:Opera Internet Browser
Signed by:Opera Software ASA
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google Hacks\Google Hacks.exe
MD5:4f2bdccbfadfe9989f24fe781cabc4e0
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading...
Additional files:
  • Google Hacks.exe (by Opera Software) - Opera Internet Browser
  • OUniAnsi.dll
  • uninstall.vbs

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Google Hacks.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E28E5238-9FF8-4110-B84C-0D0F5A85ECBD}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Google Hacks.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Opera Internet Browser' and executes as C:\Program Files\Opera x64\Opera.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Google Hacks.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Google Hacks.exe
Memory:256.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0476244771%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.04139734%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00622714%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Google Hacks?

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Or, you can uninstall Google Hacks 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 Hacks, 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 Hacks.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8 20%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows Vista 20.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.00%
Windows 8 Pro 20.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.00%
  Canada 10.00%
  Malaysia 10.00%
  Netherlands 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.00%
Sony 20.00%
Samsung 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
Common models
Sony VPCSB28GG 20.00%
Samsung RC420/RC520/RC720 20.00%
HP-Pavilion FQ562AA-ABA m... 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard p6537c 20.00%
Acer Aspire 5536 20.00%

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