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Should I remove Google Web Accelerator?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,670
United States Rank #18,630
Reach 0.0193%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.35 days
275.89 days >
Average installed length: 144.96 days


1.0.93 53.28%
1.0.70 38.58%
1.0.65 6.56%
1.0.63 0.26%
1.0.62 0.52%
1.0.52 0.79%

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Google Web Accelerator

What is Google Web Accelerator?

Google Web Accelerator was a web accelerator produced by Google. It used client software installed on the user's computer, as well as data caching on Google's servers, to speed up page load times by means of data compression, prefetching of content, and sharing cached data between users. Google Web Accelerator sent requests for web pages, except for secure web pages (HTTPS), to Google, which logged these requests. Some web pages embedded personal information in these page requests.

About  (from Google Inc)

Google Web Accelerator - uses the power of Google's global computer network to make web pages load faster. Uses various strategies to make your web pages load faster, including: Sending page requests through Google machines dedicated to handling Google Web Accelerator traffic Storing copies of frequently accessed pag...  Read more


The most used version is 1.0.93, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 878.5 KB (899,584 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.google.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\google\web accelerator
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{30D5ECB3-AAD1-4663-ABBA-E1B720DFFF29}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 878.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Google Web Accelerator

  • googlewebaccclient.exe
  • googlewebacctoolbar.dll
  • googlewebaccwarden.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • googlewebacctoolbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name '&Google Web Accelerator Helper' with the class of {69A87B7D-DE56-4136-9655-716BA50C19C7} (Google Web Accelerator Helper).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • googlewebacctoolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Google Web Accelerator' with the class of {DB87BFA2-A2E3-451E-8E5A-C89982D87CBF}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • googlewebacctoolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Google Web Accelerator' with a class of {DB87BFA2-A2E3-451E-8E5A-C89982D87CBF}.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:11.86 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0164051496%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00040411%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01600104%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:820,936
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:199 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:4.84 MB
Total CPU:0.0158027774%
Kernel CPU:0.00333258%
User CPU:0.01247020%

How do I remove Google Web Accelerator?

You can uninstall Google Web Accelerator 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 Web Accelerator, 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 Web Accelerator.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Google Web Accelerator you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.58%
Windows 10 16.15%
Windows XP 15.36%
Windows Vista 3.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.37%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.53%
Windows 7 Professional 7.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.42%
Windows 8 2.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.68%
  Brazil 9.98%
  Iran 4.74%
  India 4.49%
  MA 3.99%
  DZ 3.99%
  France 3.49%
  IQ 3.49%
  United Kingdom 3.49%
  Canada 2.00%
  Italy 2.00%
  Australia 1.75%
  Indonesia 1.50%
  Spain 1.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.81%
Dell 20.85%
Acer 17.45%
ASUS 8.09%
Toshiba 6.38%
American Megatrends 4.68%
Intel 3.40%
Lenovo 2.13%
MSI 1.70%
Sahara 1.28%
Medion 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.85%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.85%
Dell Vostro 1015 2.56%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.56%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.92%

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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