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Should I remove Galapago?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,482
United States Rank #4,569
Reach 0.4605%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.92 days
440.05 days >
Average installed length: 231.21 days

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What is Galapago?

Galapago is a social casual video game by Oberon and distributed by Iplay.

About  (from Oberon Media)

Match and collect beautiful island creatures, then watch as they turn to gold! This unforgettable journey will take you from beach to jungle to volcano. But you have to reach the top before the volcano erupts to win the ultimate treasure. Choose your difficulty level and your destiny by following your own path around t...  Read more


Galapago is a software program developed by Oberon Media. 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 galapago.exe. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 44.2 MB (46,349,388 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 13% of users of Galapago come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.oberon-media.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acer GameZone\Galapago
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Acer GameZone\Galapago\Uninstall.exe" "C:\Program Files\Acer GameZone\Galapago\install.log"
Estimated size: 44.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Galapago

Program executable:galapago.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\acer gamezone\galapago\galapago.exe
Additional files:
  • TimeProtect.dll - Oberon Media Time Protection Dll
  • Launch.exe - Oberon Media Game Launcher (Game Launcher)
  • GDFShell.dll - GDFShell installs games to Vista Games Explorer
  • OberonSplashD.dll - OberEngine (OberonSplash Dynamic Link Library)
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0B2D20BC-0344-4EA6-A4D3-1B30F67B5F39}' (runs on registration).
  • Launch.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0349BF30-2FE3-4A08-955C-938E00AB6A43}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Launch.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Asus\Game Park\Chicken Invaders 2\Launch.exe'.

How do I remove Galapago?

You can uninstall Galapago 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 Galapago, 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 Galapago.

Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.84%
Windows Vista 10.26%
Windows 10 8.15%
Windows XP 0.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 68.46%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.45%
Windows 10 Home 6.64%
Windows 7 Starter 6.36%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.13%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

12.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 12.91%
  United Kingdom 12.01%
  Germany 11.17%
  France 11.04%
  Italy 8.80%
  Netherlands 3.88%
  Spain 3.09%
  Sweden 3.03%
  Belgium 2.83%
  Australia 2.62%
  Brazil 2.07%
  Finland 1.78%
  Norway 1.69%
  Taiwan 1.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 57.37%
ASUS 31.14%
Samsung 10.51%
Gateway 0.68%
MSI 0.31%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5742G 5.56%
ASUSTeK K53SD 4.73%
Acer Aspire 5742 3.40%
ASUSTeK K54C 3.07%
Acer Aspire 7741 3.04%
Acer Aspire 5750G 2.49%

About (from Oberon Media, Inc.)

Since 2003, we’ve successfully delivered personalized gaming experiences that engage, excite, and entertain millions of dedicated game players worldwide.
Publisher URL: www.oberon-media.com


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