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Should I remove Galaxy Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,881
United States Rank #20,450
Reach 0.0100%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 45.74 days
220.12 days >
Average installed length: 115.66 days


VersionDistribution 70.20% 5.56% 15.66% 1.01% 1.01% 2.53%

Typically installed together

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Galaxy Client

What is Galaxy Client?

This is a video game distributed through the GOG online portal and can be run from the optional download manager.


Galaxy Client is a software program developed by GOG.com. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 87.85 MB (92,114,766 bytes). The installed file GalaxyUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 41% of users of Galaxy Client come from the United States, it is also popular in Poland and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gog.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GalaxyClient\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\GalaxyClient\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 87.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Galaxy Client

  • GalaxyClient Helper.exe - GalaxyClient Helper
  • GalaxyUpdater.exe - Galaxy Updater (GalaxyUpdater)
  • GalaxyClient.exe - Galaxy Client
  • GalaxyClientService.exe - GalaxyClientService
  • GalaxyService.exe - GalaxyService
  • GOG Galaxy Notifications Renderer.exe - GOG Galaxy (GOG Galaxy Notifications Renderer)
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • CrashRpt1402.dll - CrashRpt (Crash Handling Module)
  • CrashSender1402.exe - Crash Report Delivery Module
  • ffmpegsumo.dll (by The Chromium Authors) - Chromium
  • CrashReporter.exe
  • GalaxyPeer.dll
  • GalaxyPeer64.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GalaxyClient.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{071AE4F5-62BE-421B-AC91-D33C7545443A}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • GalaxyClientService.exe runs as a service named 'GalaxyClientService' (GalaxyClientService) "GOG Galaxy component for handling priviliged tasks".
  • GalaxyService.exe runs as a service named 'GalaxyService' (GalaxyService).
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\GOG Galaxy\GalaxyClient.exe /launchViaAutoStart.

How do I remove Galaxy Client?

You can uninstall Galaxy Client 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 Galaxy Client, 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 Galaxy Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.58%
Windows 10 41.92%
Windows XP 0.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.41%
Windows 8.1 20.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.24%
Windows 7 Professional 12.18%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.15%
Windows 10 Home 4.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.42%
  Poland 7.53%
  United Kingdom 5.86%
  Canada 5.02%
  France 3.77%
  Germany 2.93%
  Australia 2.51%
  Czech Republic 2.51%
  Netherlands 2.09%
  Finland 1.67%
  Romania 1.67%
  DK 1.67%
  Belgium 1.26%
  Sweden 1.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.83%
Acer 16.53%
Lenovo 14.88%
ASUS 14.88%
Dell 9.92%
Alienware 4.13%
MSI 3.31%
Samsung 2.48%
Medion 1.65%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.27%
MSI MS-7758 2.56%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.56%
MSI MS-7752 2.56%
LENOVO 20217 2.56%
Gigabyte Z87X-D3H 1.71%

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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