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Google Picasa

What is Google Picasa?

Picasa is an image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos, plus an integrated photo-sharing website. Picasa is 3 supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, and has Google+ integration for users of that service. Version 3.9 also removed integration with Picasa Web Albums for users of Google+. For organizing photos, Picasa has file importing and tracking features, as well as tags, facial recognition, and collections for further sorting. It also offers several basic photo editing functions, including color enhancement, red eye reduction, and cropping. Other features include slide shows, printing, and image timelines. Images can also be prepared for external use, such as for e-mailing or printing, by reducing file size and setting up page layouts.


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 main program executable is picasa3.exe. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 23.7 MB (24,852,895 bytes). PicasaUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: picasa.google.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\google\picasa
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{C3C50302-8909-4377-B5BC-790100842250}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 23.7 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Google Picasa

Program executable:picasa3.exe
Signed by:Google Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\google\picasa\picasa3.exe
(From the publisher) “Picasa can transfer, find, organize, edit, print, and share images, all with this easy-to-use product. Watch Picasa automatically organize all your pictures into elegant albums by date. Having all your photos in one...”
Additional files:
  • PicasaPhotoViewer.exe - Picasa Photo Viewer
  • moviethumb.exe - Picasa
  • PicasaUpdater.exe
  • npPicasa3.dll - Picasa plugin
  • Picasa3i18n.dll
  • qtsupport.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • Picasa3.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (Picasa2ImportPicturesOnArrival).
Google Chrome Plugin
  • npPicasa3.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npPicasa3.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npPicasa3.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name [email protected]/npPicasa3,version=3.0.0'.
Scheduled Task
  • Picasa3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DA7565D5-4A45-41B6-8683-2C5DD75F16EF}'.

How do I remove Google Picasa?

Quickly and completely remove Google Picasa 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 Picasa 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 Picasa, 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 Picasa.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Google Picasa you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
Windows 7

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  India 16.67%
  Iran 16.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 50.00%
Dell 50.00%

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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