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Google Earth VR

Overview

Google Earth VR is a program developed by Google Inc. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 52 files and is usually about 1.62 MB (1,699,304 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 79% of users of Google Earth VR come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: vr.google.com/earth
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\EarthVR
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/348250
Estimated size: 1.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Google Earth VR

  • Earth.exe - Google Earth VR (Google Earth VR Executable)
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • crashpad_handler.exe
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • libavcodec-57.dll
  • libavformat-57.dll
  • libavresample-3.dll
  • libavutil-55.dll
  • libswscale-4.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • ddraw.dll
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libav_h264-56.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • network_config.json
  • openvr_api.dll - OpenVR (OpenVR Loader DLL)
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.json
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.json
  • v8.dll
  • windows_bt_utils.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B6D81AEC-C691-4109-ACBA-39A635BBAF0E}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-3837917440-1771750534-681917250-1001.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Power2GoExpress8' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steam' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Google Earth VR?

You can uninstall Google Earth VR 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 VR, 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 VR.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 91%
Win 7 (SP1) 9%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 90.59%
Windows 7 9.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 48.24%
Windows 10 Home 37.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.71%
Windows 10 Education 1.18%
Windows 10 Enterprise 1.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.63%
  Germany 5.34%
  United Kingdom 3.82%
  Canada 3.05%
  France 3.05%
  Austria 0.76%
  Australia 0.76%
  DK 0.76%
  Spain 0.76%
  Finland 0.76%
  Hong Kong 0.76%
  Italy 0.76%
  Netherlands 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.00%
Alienware 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.83%
ASUS 8.33%
Intel 8.33%
MSI 4.17%
Medion 4.17%
Lenovo 4.17%
Common models
ASUS All Series 16.67%
Dell XPS 8700 6.25%
Gigabyte H170-Gaming 3 2.08%
Gigabyte Default string 2.08%
Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3 2.08%
Dell XPS 8920 2.08%

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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