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Should I remove Google Talk Plugin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
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How common is it?
Global Rank #54
United States Rank #47
Reach 8.8061%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.39 days
218.11 days >
Average installed length: 114.60 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
5.4.2.18903 4.64%
5.4.1.18709 2.98%
5.3.1.18536 3.54%
5.3.0.18358 0.98%
5.2.4.18058 8.16%
5.2.3.17975 0.10%
5.2.1.17751 0.04%
5.1.7.17873 1.29%
5.1.5.17733 0.98%
5.1.4.17398 7.97%
5.1.2.17113 0.91%
5.1.1.17055 0.22%
4.9.1.16010 17.02%
4.8.2.15856 2.48%
4.8.0.15566 0.81%
4.7.0.15362 4.42%
4.6.3.15268 1.31%
4.6.2.15096 0.09%
4.5.3.14917 2.21%
4.5.2.14837 0.44%
4.5.1.14662 0.29%
4.4.2.14502 10.33%
4.3.2.14360 0.17%
4.2.1.14031 4.46%
4.1.3.13728 1.70%
4.0.3.13724 1.14%
4.0.1.13525 1.38%
3.19.1.13088 3.30%
3.18.3.12840 0.99%
3.18.1.12731 0.79%
3.17.0.12440 2.03%
3.16.0.12200 2.35%
3.15.2.12038 1.55%
3.14.17.11865 2.44%
3.14.16.11781 0.26%
3.13.2.11592 1.85%
3.13.1.11376 0.34%
3.11.7.10909 0.04%
3.10.2.10212 1.37%
3.9.1.9832 0.18%
3.8.1.9672 0.06%
3.7.1.9330 0.05%
3.6.1.9117 0.14%
3.5.1.8982 0.18%
3.4.2.8800 0.09%
3.3.3.8675 0.06%
3.3.2.8436 0.05%
3.2.4.8431 0.04%
3.2.3.8331 0.00%
3.1.4.8140 0.13%
3.1.1.7984 0.01%
88 versions

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Google Talk Plugin

What is Google Talk Plugin?

Google Talk is an instant messaging service that provides both text and voice communication. Google Talk is also the name of the client applications offered by Google to access the service. Google Talk is integrated into Gmail. Users can send instant messages to other Gmail users. As it works within a browser, the Google Talk client does not need to be downloaded to send instant messages to Gmail users. Google also provides a Voice and Video Chat browser plugin that supports voice and video chat between Gmail users. The plugin must be downloaded and installed, but otherwise seamlessly integrates into the Gmail interface.

About  (from Google Inc)

Google Talk, a downloadable chat application by Google. Since sometimes reading "lol" doesn't deliver the same punch as actually hearing your friend laugh at your jokes, you can now use voice and video capabilities in your Gmail, iGoogle and orkut chat. From within these services, you can have an actual conversation wi...  Read more
Overview
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.google.com/talk
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\google\google talk plugin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{43D16DA8-BF42-3C62-89D3-3AD47829DC2E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.45 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Google Talk Plugin

Program executable:googletalkplugin.exe
Name:Google Talk Plugin
Path:C:\Program Files\google\google talk plugin\googletalkplugin.exe
MD5:d27110f959b9bdb03513fbfbde061733
Additional files:
  • microsoft.live.folders.richupload.3.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Live (R) (Microsoft® Rich Upload ActiveX control)
  • acroiehelper.dll (by Adobe Systems) - AcroIEHelper Library (Adobe PDF Helper for Internet Explorer)
  • acropdf.dll (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe PDF Browser Control (PDF Browser Control)
  • atl90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (ATL Module for Windows (Unicode))
  • contextmenumodule.dll
  • dsetup.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • dxsetup.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • googledrivesync.exe - Google Drive
  • hpdevicedetection.dll (by Hewlett-Packard) - HP Diagnostics Program - Product Identification (HPDeviceDetection Library)
  • hpediag.dll (by Hewlett-Packard) - HP eDiagnostic Support Objects (Diagnostic objects for HP eDiags)
  • hpscripting.dll - HPScripting
  • hpufunction.dll - HP Software Update (HP Update Functions)
  • hpwucli.exe - HP Software Update Client
  • hpwuschd2.exe - hpwuSchd Application
  • mfc90.dll - MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version
  • mfc90u.dll
  • mfcm90.dll - MFC Managed Library - Retail Version
  • mfcm90u.dll
  • msvcm90.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msvcp90.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr90.dll
  • pdfshell.dll - Adobe PDF Shell Extension (PDF Shell Extension)
  • rulesengine.dll - HPRulesEngine (HP Rules Processing Engine)
  • skypebrowseroptions.dll - Skype Click to Call (Skype plug-in settings dialog)
  • skypec2cautoupdatesvc.exe - Updates Skype Click to Call
  • skypec2cpnrsvc.exe - Phone Number Recognition (PNR) module
  • skypeieplugin.dll - Skype Click to Call for Internet Explorer
  • skypepnr.dll - Skype Phone Number Recognizer
  • softwareupdate.dll - HP Update Client (HP Update Resources)
  • unicows.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 95, Windows (R) 98, and Windows (R) Millennium Operating Systems (Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Win9x Systems (MSLU))
  • acrobatupdater.exe - Adobe Acrobat Updater
  • acroiehelpershim.dll - AcroIEHelperShim Library
  • adobe_updater.exe - Adobe Updater
  • adobearm.exe - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
  • adobearmhelper.exe - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager Helper
  • adobeextractfiles.dll - Adobe Extract Files Library
  • adobeupdaterinstallmgr.exe - Adobe Updater Install Manager
  • btw_ci.dll (by Broadcom) - Bluetooth Software 5.1.0.2400 (Class-Installer DLL for the Bluetooth Devices)
  • contextmenu64.dll - Google Drive shell extension
  • default.dll
  • facebookvideocalling.exe (by Skype Limited) - Facebook Video Calling
  • facebookvideocallingproxy.exe (by Skype Limited) - Facebook Video Calling Proxy
  • fixitcenter.exe - Microsoft® Fix it Center (Microsoft Fix it Center Cllient Application)
  • fixitcenter.mshtml.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'MSHTML'.
  • fixitcenter.resources.dll - Microsoft Fix it Center
  • fixitcenter1st.exe - Microsoft Fix it Center Client First User Experience
  • fixitcenter1st.resources.dll
  • googledrivesync64.dll
  • lts.dll - Microsoft® Fix it (Microsoft Log Transfer Service library)
  • matsapi.dll - Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Service Client
  • matseng.dll - Microsoft® Automated Troubleshooting Services (Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services Engine)
  • matshost.exe - Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services Native Host
  • matsps.dll - Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Service Proxy
  • matsres.dll - Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Service Client Resources
  • matsvc.exe - Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Service
  • matswiz.exe - Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services Wizard
  • microsoft.support.diagnosis.mats.utilities.dll - Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Service Client Utilities
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll - Facebook Video Calling Plugin
  • readerupdater.exe - Adobe Reader Updater

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • contextmenu64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'GDContextMenu' with a class of {BB02B294-8425-42E5-983F-41A1FA970CD6}.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npFacebookVideoCalling.dll'.
3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • acroiehelpershim.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Adobe PDF Link Helper' with the class of {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} (AcroIEHelperStub).
  • skypeieplugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Skype add-on for Internet Explorer' with the class of {AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497} (SkypeIEPluginBHO).
  • acroiehelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper' with the class of {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • skypeieplugin.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Skype add-on for Internet Explorer (toolbar button)' with a class of {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Facebook Video Calling 1.2.0.159' with a plugin key of '@Skype Limited.com/Facebook Video Calling Plugin'.
7 Scheduled Tasks
  • steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B6699208-5524-403E-A3AF-07200E3B7F73}' (runs on registration).
  • googledrivesync.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D648CBBC-D0C0-454E-ACBA-A20708930A2D}' (runs on registration).
  • fixitcenter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6866BC2F-336D-4FEB-B568-B660C033E69E}' (runs on registration).
  • adobearm.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Program aktualizacji online firmy Adobe.' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00).
  • hpwuschd2.exe is scheduled as a task named 'hpwuSchd Application MAGIX PCCT' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 12:00 AM).
  • hpwucli.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EBEF838E-CD64-41FB-932D-903A4973BE10}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 1 more
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam.
  • matsapi.dll is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DataUpload.
  • adobearm.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe ARM.
4 Services
  • steamservice.exe runs as a service named 'Steam Client Service' (Steam Client Service) "Steam Client Service monitors and updates Steam content".
  • skypec2cpnrsvc.exe runs as a service named 'c2cpnrsvc' (c2cpnrsvc) "Provides phone number recognition services.".
  • skypec2cautoupdatesvc.exe runs as a service named 'c2cautoupdatesvc' (c2cautoupdatesvc) "Downloads and installs product updates.".
  • matsvc.exe runs as a service named 'MatSvc' (MatSvc).
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • googledrivesync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Google Drive' and executes as C:\Program Files\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe.
  • steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
  • adobe_updater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AdobeUpdater6' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater6\Adobe_Updater.exe".
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • hpwucli.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'HPSoftwareUpdate' which loads as C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWUCli.exe.
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • steam.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steam' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -silent.
  • adobearm.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe ARM' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe".
  • updater.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ApnUpdater' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe".
  • hpwuschd2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HP Software Update' which loads as C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe.
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • facebookvideocalling.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Facebook\Video\Skype\FacebookVideoCalling.exe'.
  • hpwucli.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWUCli.exe'.
  • steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • googledrivesync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe'.
  • fixitcenter.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Fix it Center\FixitCenter.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

googletalkplugin.exe
Memory:11.03 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019162239%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00103928%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00087695%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:627,067
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:5
70 average
I/O reads/min:863 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:427 Bytes
105.02 KB average
googledrivesync.exe
Memory:28.54 MB
Total CPU:0.0002292460%
Kernel CPU:0.00011853%
User CPU:0.00011072%
CPU cycles/sec:4,258,222
I/O reads/min:7.15 KB
I/O writes/min:9.03 KB
hpwuschd2.exe
Memory:1.43 MB
Total CPU:0.0000382782%
Kernel CPU:0.00001618%
User CPU:0.00002210%

How do I remove Google Talk Plugin?

Quickly and completely remove Google Talk Plugin 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 Talk Plugin 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 Talk Plugin, 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 Talk Plugin.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Google Talk Plugin you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#54

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.40%
Windows 8 17.51%
Windows XP 6.78%
Windows Vista 6.28%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.34%
Windows 7 Professional 12.05%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.90%
Windows 8.1 4.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.42%
  Canada 4.24%
  India 3.49%
  France 3.10%
  Brazil 2.77%
  United Kingdom 2.69%
  Germany 1.90%
  Italy 1.83%
  Israel 1.63%
  Spain 1.52%
  MA 1.08%
  Australia 1.06%
  Netherlands 0.96%
  Taiwan 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.71%
Dell 24.94%
Acer 14.76%
ASUS 9.55%
Toshiba 7.91%
GIGABYTE 5.25%
Lenovo 4.52%
Samsung 4.12%
Intel 1.44%
American Megatrends 0.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.55%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.53%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.59%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.66%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.52%

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

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
attempted5 months ago
I like this plugin because in my area, Southern California, and certain other areas, if you have a gmail account and an internet connection, you can make free domestic telephone calls within the US and Canada from your gmail login. It saves me cellphone minutes and $$ and is great for short calls..:https://www.google.com/chat/voice/ Also, calling phones in the United States is now completely free for all uniformed military personnel with a valid United States Military (.mil) address. This means that troops stationed around the world can now call the United States at no cost, right from Gmail.: http://www.google.com/mail/help/call/military/
user comment
Devonover a year ago
Should be renamed to Google Hangouts Plugin