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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,165
United States Rank #3,388
Reach 0.1288%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.90 days
528.11 days >
Average installed length: 277.48 days


3.9 0.04%
2.0 99.96%

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Picasa 2

What is Picasa 2?

Picasa is an image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos, plus an integrated photo-sharing website. Picasa is 3 supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, and has Google+ integration for users of that service. Version 3.9 also removed integration with Picasa Web Albums for users of Google+. For organizing photos, Picasa has file importing and tracking features, as well as tags, facial recognition, and collections for further sorting. It also offers several basic photo editing functions, including color enhancement, red eye reduction, and cropping. Other features include slide shows, printing, and image timelines. Images can also be prepared for external use, such as for e-mailing or printing, by reducing file size and setting up page layouts.

About  (from Google Inc)

Transfer, find, organize, edit, print, and share images, all with this easy-to-use product. Watch Picasa automatically organize all your pictures into elegant albums by date. Having all your photos in one place means no more time wasted searching for folders or files. The program works with JPEG, GIF, BMP, PSD, and mov...  Read more
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.picasa.com/support
Help link: www.picasa.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\picasa2
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Picasa2\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 19.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Picasa 2

Program executable:Picasa2.exe
Signed by:Google Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\picasa2\Picasa2.exe
(From the publisher) “Picasa can transfer, find, organize, edit, print, and share images, all with this easy-to-use product. Watch Picasa automatically organize all your pictures into elegant albums by date. Having all your photos in one...”
Additional files:
  • PicasaPhotoViewer.exe - Picasa Photo Viewer
  • setup.exe - Picasa2 Updater (Picasa2)
  • moviethumb.exe - Picasa
  • npPicasa3.dll - Picasa plugin
  • Picasa2.exe
  • Picasa3.exe
  • PicasaMediaDetector.exe
  • PicasaUpdate.exe
  • PicasaUpdater.exe
  • picasai18n.dll
  • qtsupport.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • Picasa3.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'Picasa2ImportPicturesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'picasa2.autoplay' and the action verb 'import.
  • Picasa2.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'Picasa2ImportPicturesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'picasa2.autoplay' and the action verb 'import.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • npPicasa3.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npPicasa3.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npPicasa3.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@google.com/npPicasa3,version=3.0.0' with a plugin key of '@google.com/npPicasa3,version=3.0.0' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • Picasa3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DA7565D5-4A45-41B6-8683-2C5DD75F16EF}'.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PicasaMediaDetector.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Picasa Media Detector' and executes as C:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PicasaMediaDetector.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Picasa Media Detector' which loads as C:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:46.34 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1386017722%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.03555393%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.10304784%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:15,521,901
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:407.94 KB
435.61 KB average
Memory:158.47 MB
Total CPU:0.0003287512%
Kernel CPU:0.00020083%
User CPU:0.00012792%
CPU cycles/sec:15,630,272
I/O reads/min:544.58 KB
I/O writes/min:782.99 KB
Memory:2.27 MB
Total CPU:0.0000358214%
Kernel CPU:0.00001948%
User CPU:0.00001634%
CPU cycles/sec:224,770

How do I remove Picasa 2?

You can uninstall Picasa 2 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 Picasa 2, 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 Picasa 2.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Picasa 2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 65.48%
Windows 7 18.20%
Windows XP 13.08%
Windows 10 3.19%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 54.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.74%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.21%
Windows Vista Home Basic 8.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.53%
Windows 7 Professional 2.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.53%
  Germany 6.62%
  United Kingdom 6.32%
  France 3.46%
  Australia 2.64%
  Canada 2.07%
  India 1.76%
  Italy 1.46%
  Israel 1.37%
  Spain 1.18%
  Netherlands 0.94%
  Belgium 0.85%
  Sweden 0.82%
  Saudi Arabia 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 69.26%
Hewlett-Packard 7.32%
Dell 7.27%
Acer 3.69%
Medion 3.63%
Intel 1.90%
ASUS 1.51%
American Megatrends 1.29%
Sony 1.01%
Lenovo 0.61%
Sahara 0.61%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 9.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 6.69%
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 5.34%
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 4.73%
TOSHIBA Satellite L350 4.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 4.12%

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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