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Should I remove Google Earth?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #940
United States Rank #10,288
Reach 0.7327%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.27 days
480.07 days >
Average installed length: 252.24 days


VersionDistribution 67.83% 1.45% 10.06% 0.62% 1.77% 5.51% 1.81% 0.51% 3.22% 0.49% 0.60% 2.92% 0.10% 0.13% 0.60% 0.12% 0.34% 0.21% 1.05% 0.23% 0.10% 0.03% 0.03%
5.1.7938.4346 0.03%
5.1.7894.7252 0.03%
5.1.3535.3218 0.01%
5.1.3533.1731 0.01%
5.1.3509.4636 0.01%
5.0.11733.9347 0.12%
5.0.11337.1968 0.07%

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Google Earth

What is Google Earth?  (from Google Inc)

Take a virtual journey to any location in the world. Explore 3D buildings, imagery, and terrain. Find cities, places and local businesses. Google Earth is fully-featured for desktop users with three different versions: Google Earth, Google Earth Pro and Google Earth Enterprise. Use the Google Earth plug-in to enjoy 3D ...  Read more


Google Earth is a program developed by Google Inc. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is google.earth.free2pro. The software installer includes 78 files and is usually about 135.49 MB (142,070,479 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 64% of users of Google Earth come from France, it is also popular in DZ and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: earth.google.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5A3C1721-F8ED-11E0-8AFB-B8AC6F97B88E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 135.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Google Earth

Program executable:google.earth.free2pro.
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Path:C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth\google.earth.free2pro.
Additional files:
  • googleearth.dll - Google Earth
  • googleearth.exe
  • npgeinprocessplugin.dll - Google Earth In-Process Plugin (GEInProcessPlugin)
  • npgeplugin.dll - Google Earth Plugin (GEPlugin)
  • plugin_ax.dll
  • geplugin.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npgeplugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npgeplugin.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npgeplugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Google Earth Plugin' with a plugin key of '@Google.com/GoogleEarthPlugin' for all users of the PC.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • geplugin.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D3BC4964-E6AF-4F2E-980C-2D957BDC8A56}' (runs on registration).
  • googleearth.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{803D9B82-ADCF-455C-9967-6528D7BE1B60}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • geplugin.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Google Earth' and executes as C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth\client\googleearth.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • geplugin.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth\client\googleearth.exe'.
  • googleearth.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth\client\googleearth.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:664.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0015079679%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00083423%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00067373%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:26,262,112
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:335.08 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:651.74 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Google Earth?

You can uninstall Google Earth 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 Google Earth, 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 Google Earth.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Google Earth you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.82%
Windows 10 21.50%
Windows Vista 8.39%
Windows XP 6.29%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.37%
Windows 7 Professional 13.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.69%
Windows 8.1 7.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.83% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 63.83%
  DZ 8.17%
  Canada 7.86%
  Belgium 4.53%
  MA 3.48%
  TN 3.20%
  United States 2.51%
  Switzerland 2.17%
  Germany 0.28%
  Luxembourg 0.28%
  United Kingdom 0.25%
  Spain 0.21%
  NC 0.18%
  GP 0.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.83%
Acer 22.13%
Dell 16.13%
ASUS 14.73%
Toshiba 8.09%
Samsung 4.47%
Lenovo 1.39%
American Megatrends 1.10%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.09%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.30%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.13%
ASUS All Series 3.71%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.49%

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


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