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Should I remove Google Talk Plugin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #71
United States Rank #60
Reach 6.4228%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.14 days
682.62 days >
Average installed length: 358.67 days


VersionDistribution 2.59% 10.96% 0.63% 4.16% 0.01% 0.09% 0.08% 5.67% 0.71% 0.84% 17.29% 2.04% 2.30% 0.62% 5.01% 0.06% 0.02% 0.81% 0.59% 4.73% 0.55% 0.12% 10.44% 1.44% 0.45% 2.51% 0.77% 0.05% 1.29% 0.25% 0.16% 5.68% 0.10% 2.54% 1.02% 0.68% 0.82% 1.87% 0.56% 0.44% 1.14% 1.32% 0.86% 1.34% 0.14% 1.04% 0.20% 0.03% 0.90% 0.12% 0.04%
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Google Talk Plugin

What is Google Talk Plugin?

Google Talk is an instant messaging service that provides both text and voice communication. Google Talk is also the name of the client applications offered by Google to access the service. Google Talk is integrated into Gmail. Users can send instant messages to other Gmail users. As it works within a browser, the Google Talk client does not need to be downloaded to send instant messages to Gmail users. Google also provides a Voice and Video Chat browser plugin that supports voice and video chat between Gmail users. The plugin must be downloaded and installed, but otherwise seamlessly integrates into the Gmail interface.

About  (from Google Inc)

Google Talk, a downloadable chat application by Google. Since sometimes reading "lol" doesn't deliver the same punch as actually hearing your friend laugh at your jokes, you can now use voice and video capabilities in your Gmail, iGoogle and orkut chat. From within these services, you can have an actual conversation wi...  Read more
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.google.com/talk
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\google\google talk plugin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{43D16DA8-BF42-3C62-89D3-3AD47829DC2E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.45 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Google Talk Plugin

Program executable:googletalkplugin.exe
Name:Google Talk Plugin
Path:C:\Program Files\google\google talk plugin\googletalkplugin.exe
Additional files:
  • skypec2cautoupdatesvc.exe (by Microsoft) - Skype Click to Call (Updates Skype Click to Call)
  • skypec2cpnrsvc.exe (by Microsoft) - Phone Number Recognition (PNR) module
  • microsoft.live.folders.richupload.3.dll - Windows Live (R) (Microsoft® Rich Upload ActiveX control)
  • skypeieplugin.dll - Skype Click to Call for Internet Explorer
  • adbwinapi.dll - Android SDK (Android ADB API)
  • devcomponents.dotnetbar2.dll (by DevComponents.com) - DevComponents.DotNetBar
  • dsetup.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • dxsetup.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • facebookvideocalling.exe (by Skype Limited) - Facebook Video Calling
  • hd-adb.exe
  • hd-png2ico.exe
  • hd-unzip.exe (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip for Windows (Info-ZIP's UnZip for Win32 console)
  • hd-zip.exe
  • inteldriver.exe
  • naudio.dll (by Mark Heath) - NAudio
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll (by Skype Limited) - Facebook Video Calling Plugin
  • skypebrowseroptions.dll - Skype plug-in settings dialog
  • skypepnr.dll - Skype Phone Number Recognizer
  • steam.exe (by Valve) - Steam Client Bootstrapper (Steam Client Bootstrapper ([email protected]))
  • steamservice.exe (by Valve) - Steam Client Service (Steam Client Service ([email protected]))
  • utils.dll (by Intel) - Intel® WiDi (Platform Detection Library)
  • utils64.dll (by Intel)
  • Adobe AIR Updater.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Installer)
  • AdobeCP.dll (by Adobe Systems) - AdobeCP Dynamic Link Library
  • AdobeCP15.dll
  • airappinstaller.exe - Adobe AIR Application Installer
  • atl90.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (ATL Module for Windows (Unicode))
  • c2c_service.exe (by Skype Technologies) - Skype C2C Service
  • contextmenumodule.dll
  • default.dll
  • facebookvideocallingproxy.exe - Facebook Video Calling Proxy
  • fixitcenter.resources.dll - Microsoft Fix it Center
  • fixitcenter1st.resources.dll
  • googledrivesync.exe - Google Drive
  • googledrivesync32.dll - Google Drive shell extension
  • hd-audio-native.dll (by BlueStack Systems) - BlueStacks (BlueStacks Audio Native Library)
  • hd-blockdevice.exe (by BlueStack Systems) - BlueStacks Block Device Helper Process
  • hd-camera-native.dll - BlueStacks Camera Native Library
  • hd-glcheck.exe - BlueStacks GLCheck Utility
  • hd-gps-native.dll - BlueStacks Gps Native Library
  • hd-libraryhandler.dll - BlueStacks Utility Library
  • hd-network.exe - BlueStacks Network Helper Process
  • hd-opengl-native.dll - BlueStacks Opengl Native Library
  • hd-quit.exe - BlueStacks Quit Utility
  • hd-restart.exe - BlueStacks Restart Utility
  • hd-runapp.exe - BlueStacks App Runner
  • hd-runtimeuninstaller.exe - BlueStacks Runtime Uninstaller
  • hd-sensor-native.dll - BlueStacks Sensor Native Library
  • hd-service.exe - BlueStacks Service
  • hd-service-native.dll - BlueStacks Service Native Library
  • hd-sharedfolder.exe - BlueStacks Shared Folder Helper Process
  • hd-shortcuthandler.dll
  • hd-startlauncher.exe - BlueStacks StartLauncher
  • hd-vmcommand-native.dll - BlueStacks VM Command Runner Native Library
  • hpdevicedetection.dll (by Hewlett-Packard) - HP Diagnostics Program - Product Identification (HPDeviceDetection Library)
  • hpediag.dll (by Hewlett-Packard) - HP eDiagnostic Support Objects (Diagnostic objects for HP eDiags)
  • hpscripting.dll - HPScripting
  • hpufunction.dll - HP Software Update (HP Update Functions)
  • hpwucli.exe - HP Software Update Client

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • googledrivesync32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'BitSec' with a class of {81539FE6-33C7-4CE7-90C7-1C7B8F2F2D40}.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npFacebookVideoCalling.dll'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • skypeieplugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Skype Click to Call for Internet Explorer' with the class of {AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497} (SkypeIEPluginBHO).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • skypeieplugin.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Skype Click to Call settings' with a class of {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Facebook Video Calling' with a plugin key of '@Skype Limited.com/Facebook Video Calling Plugin'.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • hpwucli.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B1875DAF-DCC9-4E03-A87B-589B32E2C298}' (runs on registration).
  • steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0A7CD642-755B-4352-BD9E-064734827C0D}' (runs on registration).
  • googledrivesync.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{82590531-E1BF-480E-B47D-8CA7894006E3}' (runs on registration).
  • hpwuschd2.exe is scheduled as a task named 'hpwuSchd2' (runs monthly on Sundays at 12:48).
3 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • hpwuschd2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HP Software Update.
  • googledrivesync.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named GoogleDriveSync.
  • steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam.
5 Services
  • skypec2cpnrsvc.exe runs as a service named 'c2cpnrsvc' (c2cpnrsvc) "Provides phone number recognition services.".
  • skypec2cautoupdatesvc.exe runs as a service named 'c2cautoupdatesvc' (c2cautoupdatesvc) "Downloads and installs product updates.".
  • steamservice.exe runs as a service named 'Steam Client Service' (Steam Client Service) "Steam Client Service monitors and updates Steam content".
  • hd-service.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Android Service' (BstHdAndroidSvc).
  • c2c_service.exe runs as a service named 'Skype C2C Service' (Skype C2C Service) "Skype Click to Call Update Service".
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • googledrivesync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoogleDriveSync' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe" /autostart.
  • steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\steam\steam.exe.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • hpwucli.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'HPSoftwareUpdate' which loads as C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWUCli.exe.
2 Startup Files (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.
  • hpwuschd2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HP Software Update' which loads as "C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe".
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • facebookvideocalling.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\docs\welcome\Local Settings\Application Data\Facebook\Video\Skype\FacebookVideoCalling.exe'.
  • hpwucli.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWUCli.exe'.
  • steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • googledrivesync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:11.03 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019162239%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00103928%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00087695%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:627,067
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:863 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:427 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:2.24 MB
Total CPU:0.0003701017%
Kernel CPU:0.00019110%
User CPU:0.00017900%
CPU cycles/sec:5,579
Memory:10.32 MB
Total CPU:0.0014364577%
Kernel CPU:0.00031134%
User CPU:0.00112512%
CPU cycles/sec:64,773

How do I remove Google Talk Plugin?

Quickly and completely remove Google Talk Plugin 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 Talk Plugin 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 Talk Plugin, 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 Talk Plugin.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Google Talk Plugin you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.20%
Windows 8 23.95%
Windows Vista 5.78%
Windows XP 5.02%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.90%
Windows 7 Professional 11.47%
Windows 8.1 8.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.98%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.89%
  Canada 4.68%
  India 3.86%
  United Kingdom 2.91%
  France 2.67%
  Brazil 2.35%
  Germany 1.85%
  Italy 1.79%
  Spain 1.32%
  Australia 1.18%
  Israel 1.10%
  Netherlands 0.97%
  MA 0.75%
  Belgium 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.65%
Dell 23.89%
Acer 14.25%
ASUS 9.94%
Toshiba 8.79%
Lenovo 5.24%
Samsung 4.26%
Intel 1.23%
American Megatrends 0.61%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.10%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.65%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.10%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.05%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.91%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.65%

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

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
attemptedover a year ago
I like this plugin because in my area, Southern California, and certain other areas, if you have a gmail account and an internet connection, you can make free domestic telephone calls within the US and Canada from your gmail login. It saves me cellphone minutes and $$ and is great for short calls..:https://www.google.com/chat/voice/ Also, calling phones in the United States is now completely free for all uniformed military personnel with a valid United States Military (.mil) address. This means that troops stationed around the world can now call the United States at no cost, right from Gmail.: http://www.google.com/mail/help/call/military/
user comment
Devonover a year ago
Should be renamed to Google Hangouts Plugin