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Should I remove Google Input Tools?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,444
United States Rank #10,364
Reach 0.1191%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.33 days
334.31 days >
Average installed length: 175.66 days

Typically installed together

Other programs by Google Inc

Google Input Tools

What is Google Input Tools?

The text input tool makes it easy to type in languages, like Hindi or Chinese, that use non-Latin characters. To use the tool, first make sure that your document’s language setting is set to the language you’d like to type in.

About  (from Google Inc)

Whether at home, at work, or somewhere in between—communicate in the language you need, when you need it. Google Input Tools remembers your corrections and maintains a custom dictionary for new or uncommon words and names. Get your message across in the language and style you want. Switching among over 80 languages and...  Read more


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 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 GoogleInputService.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 3.48 MB (3,651,680 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.google.com/inputtools/windows
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\google\google input tools
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Google\Google Input Tools\GoogleInputUninstaller.exe --pack_name=framework
Estimated size: 3.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Google Input Tools

Program executable:GoogleInputService.exe
Name:Google Input Tools
Google Input Tools.
Path:C:\Program Files\google\google input tools\GoogleInputService.exe
Additional files:
  • GoogleInputHandler.exe - Google Input Tools
  • GoogleInputRegistrar.exe - Google Input IME Registrator
  • GoogleInputService.exe - Google Input Tools.
  • GoogleInputUninstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • GoogleInputHandler.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1DB0AA9E-4943-45D8-87B7-E279975E6F67}' (runs on registration).
  • GoogleInputService.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{97388E6A-8A46-4FB9-9B15-44E036B22438}' (runs on registration).
  • GoogleInputService.exe runs as a service named 'GoogleInputService' (GoogleInputService).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • GoogleInputHandler.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Google\Google Input Tools\GoogleInputHandler.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.31 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0059825243%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00285633%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00312619%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,772,052
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:99 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:110 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:9.05 MB
Total CPU:0.0013021528%
Kernel CPU:0.00079119%
User CPU:0.00051096%
CPU cycles/sec:1,171,140
I/O reads/min:4.54 KB
I/O writes/min:260 Bytes

How do I remove Google Input Tools?

You can uninstall Google Input Tools 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 Input Tools, 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 Input Tools.

Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Win 10 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.20%
Windows 10 33.18%
Windows XP 5.96%
Windows Vista 1.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.43%
Windows 7 Professional 12.55%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.39%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.02%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.29%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.44% of installs come from India
Which countries install it?
  India 50.44%
  United States 14.42%
  United Arab Emirates 6.24%
  Singapore 3.63%
  Saudi Arabia 3.50%
  Sri Lanka 3.46%
  United Kingdom 2.53%
  Qatar 2.15%
  Pakistan 1.73%
  NP 1.39%
  OM 1.14%
  Kuwait 0.89%
  Canada 0.84%
  BD 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.69%
Hewlett-Packard 26.89%
Acer 15.75%
Lenovo 8.43%
Intel 7.32%
ASUS 4.55%
Toshiba 2.89%
Samsung 2.22%
Sony 0.62%
Sahara 0.49%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.78%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.80%
Dell Inspiron 3521 4.67%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.55%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.94%

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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