84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove ChromecastApp?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #956
United States Rank #610
Reach 0.7227%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.95 days
352.50 days >
Average installed length: 185.21 days


1.5.1693.0 33.54%
1.5.1383.0 35.22%
1.5.316.0 22.34% 6.41% 0.74% 1.76%

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What is ChromecastApp?  (from Google Inc)

Chromecast is the easiest way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. No remotes required. Cast your favorites from Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button. Manage your Chro...  Read more


ChromecastApp is a program developed by Google Inc. The most used version is 1.5.1383.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 chromecastapp.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 2.85 MB (2,990,594 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 69% of users of ChromecastApp come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.google.com/chromecast
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chromecast\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Chromecast\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ChromecastApp

Program executable:chromecastapp.exe
Additional files:
  • GoogleUpdateTypeLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'GoogleUpdate3Lib'.
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ChromecastApp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8895EB26-8C28-450A-A4A3-AFA6F0D5313A}' (runs on registration).
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6D0267EE-EC89-4643-ADAF-36729BD203AB}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove ChromecastApp?

You can uninstall ChromecastApp 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ChromecastApp, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ChromecastApp.

Win 10 57%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 57.25%
Windows 7 42.51%
Windows Vista 0.19%
Windows XP 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.08%
Windows 10 Home 19.76%
Windows 8.1 19.06%
Windows 7 Professional 7.91%
Windows 10 Pro 5.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.01%
  United Kingdom 4.36%
  Germany 3.38%
  Canada 3.20%
  Italy 2.40%
  Netherlands 2.16%
  France 2.00%
  Australia 1.57%
  Sweden 1.51%
  Norway 1.31%
  DK 1.10%
  Brazil 0.90%
  Spain 0.74%
  Belgium 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.46%
Dell 19.51%
ASUS 13.17%
Acer 13.02%
Toshiba 10.37%
Lenovo 8.62%
Samsung 4.30%
MSI 0.95%
Medion 0.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.63%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.26%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.64%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.73%
ASUS All Series 3.38%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.79%

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

comments1 comment

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attemptedover a year ago
Great for watching wirelessly YouTube,reading Facebook and certain other internet sites on your big screen LCD TV...Google is also opening up to more apps for Chromecast now too. And the price is right for the hardware, +-$35