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Should I remove GOG Galaxy?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,779
United States Rank #2,391
Reach 0.2171%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.37 days
276.48 days >
Average installed length: 145.27 days


VersionDistribution 0.07% 0.02% 0.19% 0.02%

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GOG Galaxy


GOG Galaxy is a software program developed by GOG.com. The most common release is, with over 0% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 primary executable is named galaxyclient.exe. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 1.78 MB (1,861,948 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 55% of users of GOG Galaxy come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gog.com
Installation folder: C:\GalaxyClient\
Uninstaller: "C:\GalaxyClient\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GOG Galaxy

Program executable:galaxyclient.exe
Name:GOG Galaxy
Path:C:\Program Files\gog galaxy\galaxyclient.exe
Additional files:
  • GalaxyClient Helper.exe - GOG Galaxy (GalaxyClient Helper Application)
  • GalaxyClientService.exe - GalaxyClientService
  • CrashReporter.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • expat.dll
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • pcre.dll
  • PocoCrypto.dll
  • PocoData.dll
  • PocoDataSQLite.dll
  • PocoFoundation.dll
  • PocoJSON.dll
  • PocoNet.dll
  • PocoNetSSL.dll
  • PocoUtil.dll
  • PocoXml.dll
  • PocoZip.dll
  • Qt5Core.dll (by The Qt Company Ltd) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • sqlite.dll
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • zlib.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • GOG Galaxy Notifications Renderer.exe
  • xdelta3.dll
  • chrome_elf.dll (by The Chromium Authors) - Chromium
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GalaxyClient.exe is scheduled as a task named 'elevated_GalaxyClient_1~YXALAG2~ARGORPC'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • GalaxyClient.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GalaxyClient_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-3018036249-2367768662-4105874780-1001.
  • GalaxyClientService.exe runs as a service named 'GalaxyClientService' (GalaxyClientService) "GOG Galaxy component for handling priviliged tasks".
Startup File (User Run)
  • GalaxyClient.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GalaxyClient' and executes as C:\Program Files\GalaxyClient\GalaxyClient.exe /launchViaAutoStart.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • GalaxyClient.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GalaxyClient' which loads as C:\GalaxyClient\GalaxyClient.exe /launchViaAutoStart.

How do I remove GOG Galaxy?

You can uninstall GOG Galaxy 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 GOG Galaxy, 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 GOG Galaxy.

Win 10 78%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 78.15%
Windows 7 21.66%
Windows Vista 0.14%
Windows XP 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 36.61%
Windows 10 Pro 24.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.23%
Windows 8.1 7.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.63%
Windows 7 Professional 4.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.95%
  Germany 6.58%
  United Kingdom 6.02%
  France 4.60%
  Poland 3.16%
  Canada 2.29%
  Australia 2.06%
  Netherlands 2.00%
  Italy 1.93%
  Sweden 1.53%
  DK 1.26%
  Spain 1.26%
  Austria 1.17%
  Norway 1.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.66%
Acer 14.33%
Hewlett-Packard 13.44%
Dell 11.85%
Lenovo 9.17%
MSI 6.37%
Alienware 4.65%
Toshiba 3.18%
Medion 2.23%
Samsung 1.59%
Intel 0.96%
Common models
ASUS All Series 29.01%
MSI MS-7693 3.58%
MSI MS-7821 3.51%
MSI MS-7917 3.30%
MSI MS-7816 2.36%
MSI MS-7850 2.36%

About GOG.com

GOG Limited (GOG.com) is a video game distribution service that delivers "classic" video games through its DRM-free digital platform for Windows.
Publisher URL: www.gog.com


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