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Google News


Google News is a software program developed by Alexs. 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 Google News.exe. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 1001.71 KB (1,025,749 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 57% of users of Google News come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Google News
Uninstaller: wscript "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Google News\uninstall.vbs"
Estimated size: 1001.71 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Google News

Program executable:Google News.exe
Name:Opera Internet Browser
Signed by:Opera Software ASA
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Google News\Google News.exe
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 News.exe (by Opera Software) - Opera Internet Browser
  • OUniAnsi.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Google News.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2CF5CA98-7563-41DE-9C1C-B933CE60E09D}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Google News.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe'.

How do I remove Google News?

Quickly and completely remove Google News 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 News 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 News, 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 News.

Win XP 75%
Win 7 (SP1) 25%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 75.00%
Windows 7 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 75.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  Germany 14.29%
  United Kingdom 14.29%
  Croatia 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Toshiba 25.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite M70 25.00%
HP-Pavilion KJ165AA-ABA m... 25.00%
HP Compaq nx9420 (RU480ET... 25.00%


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