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Should I remove Google Earth Plug-in?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #145
United States Rank #203
Reach 3.3808%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.51 days
782.07 days >
Average installed length: 410.92 days


VersionDistribution 0.05% 0.02% 7.82% 1.16% 0.00% 60.12% 0.03% 15.80% 0.18% 1.11% 8.39% 0.92% 0.03% 1.93% 0.03% 0.00% 1.94% 0.01% 0.00% 0.00% 0.17% 0.01% 0.05% 0.01% 0.18% 0.00% 0.02% 0.03% 0.01%
5.1.7938.4346 0.00%
5.1.7894.7252 0.00%
5.1.3509.4636 0.01%

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Google Earth Plug-in

What is Google Earth Plug-in?

The Google Earth plug-in allows you to navigate and explore geographic data on a 3D globe using a web browser. Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. Google Earth is simply based on 3D maps, with the capability to show 3D buildings and structures, which consist of users' submissions using SketchUp, a 3D modeling program software. The Google Earth API is a free beta service, available for any web site that is free to consumers. The Plug-in and its JavaScript API allows users to place a version of Google Earth into web pages. The API does not have all the features of the full Google Earth Application but enables sophisticated 3D map applications to be built. The Google Updater Plugin from Google will keep the Google Earth Plugin (and all other Google plugins) up to date on your browser.

About  (from Google Inc)

The Google Earth Plug-in and its JavaScript API let you embed Google Earth, a true 3D digital globe, into your web pages. Using the API you can draw markers and lines, drape images over the terrain, add 3D models, or load KML files, allowing you to build sophisticated 3D map applications. If you have an existing Maps A...  Read more
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.google.com/earth/explore/products/plugin.html
Help link: www.google.com/earth/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{33286280-8617-11E1-8FF6-B8AC6F97B88E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 106.8 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Google Earth Plug-in

Program executable:geplugin.exe
Name:Google Earth
Path:C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth\plugin\geplugin.exe
Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program that was originally called EarthViewer 3D. Google Earth is simply based on 3D maps, with the capability to show 3D buildings and structures (such as bridges), which...
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
  • earthps.dll

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 '{B34AB9FD-F5BD-4881-B1A0-5F2529833AFE}' (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
  • googleearth.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth\client\googleearth.exe'.
  • geplugin.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Google\Google Earth\plugin\geplugin.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:615.98 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000768604%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004538%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003148%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:16,981,993
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:33.1 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:47.34 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Google Earth Plug-in?

You can uninstall Google Earth Plug-in 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 Plug-in, 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 Plug-in.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Google Earth Plug-in you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 8.1 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.76%
Windows 10 21.74%
Windows Vista 7.05%
Windows XP 6.43%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.37%
Windows 7 Professional 11.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.35%
Windows 10 Home 5.90%
Windows 8.1 5.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.64%
  Germany 8.42%
  United Kingdom 5.04%
  Italy 4.30%
  France 3.94%
  Canada 3.40%
  Brazil 2.65%
  Netherlands 2.03%
  Australia 1.69%
  Spain 1.58%
  Belgium 1.42%
  Poland 1.23%
  Sweden 0.99%
  Israel 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.81%
Dell 22.23%
Acer 17.71%
ASUS 9.80%
Toshiba 7.04%
Samsung 4.36%
Lenovo 2.76%
Intel 1.52%
American Megatrends 1.01%
Medion 0.83%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.03%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.03%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.89%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.84%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.58%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.48%

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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