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Google Pinyin IME

What is Google Pinyin IME?

Google Pinyin IME is an input method developed by Google China Labs.

About  (from Google Inc)

The Google Pinyin Input is an input method optimized for typing Chinese. The app supports both simplified and traditional Chinese characters, as well as punctuation, emoticons, Latin characters and digits. Voice input is network-based in order to provide highly accurate matches.


Google Pinyin IME 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. The main program executable is googlepinyindaemon.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 1.01 MB (1,063,155 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 33% of users of Google Pinyin IME come from the United States, it is also popular in Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.google.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\google\google pinyin
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Pinyin\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 1.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Google Pinyin IME

Program executable:googlepinyindaemon.exe
Google Pinyin Network Daemon
Path:C:\Program Files\google\google pinyin\googlepinyindaemon.exe
Additional files:
  • options.exe - Google Pinyin Options
  • Uninstall.exe - Google Pinyin IME
  • imetool.exe
  • reporter.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • GooglePinyinDaemon.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Google IME Autoupdater' and executes as C:\Program Files\Google\Google Pinyin\GooglePinyinDaemon.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • GooglePinyinDaemon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Google IME Autoupdater' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Pinyin\GooglePinyinDaemon.exe".

How do I remove Google Pinyin IME?

Quickly and completely remove Google Pinyin IME from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Google Pinyin IME 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Google Pinyin IME, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Pinyin IME.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.70%
Windows 8 25.53%
Windows XP 8.51%
Windows Vista 4.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.17%
Windows 7 Professional 12.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.64%
Windows 8.1 10.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.51%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.73%
  Hong Kong 18.18%
  Malaysia 14.55%
  Taiwan 12.73%
  Canada 5.45%
  Japan 3.64%
  Singapore 3.64%
  Australia 1.82%
  United Kingdom 1.82%
  Indonesia 1.82%
  Sweden 1.82%
  YE 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.95%
Lenovo 19.51%
ASUS 17.07%
Acer 12.20%
Hewlett-Packard 12.20%
Sony 4.88%
Toshiba 2.44%
Alienware 2.44%
American Megatrends 2.44%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L745 2.33%
Sony VPCEB23FM 2.33%
Sony SVZ13116GG 2.33%
LENOVO Lenovo Product 2.33%
LENOVO IdeaPad U310 2.33%
LENOVO F0B2007HMI 2.33%

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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