5.9.1005.12335 88.28%
5.9.911.3589 1.56%
5.9.909.30391 0.78%
5.7.806.10245 0.78%
5.7.802.22438 4.69%
5.7.801.7324 0.78%
5.1.706.29690 0.78%
5.1.703.26697 0.78%
5.0.611.10655 1.56%



Google Desktop by Google Inc (Signed)

Remove googledesktop.exe


googledesktop.exe has 9 known versions, the most recent one is 5.9.1005.12335. It is started as a Windows Service called 'GoogleDesktopManager' with the name 'GoogleDesktopManager-022208-143751'. During installation, a run registry key for all users is added that will cause the program to run each time any user logs on to Windows. The average file size is about 446.96 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to Google Inc by the certification authority VeriSign. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0058% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 32.89 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 72.05 KB per minute for reads and 12.84 KB per minute for writes.

What is googledesktop.exe?

Google Desktop was desktop search software made by Google. The program allows text searches of a user's e-mails, computer files, music, photos, chats, Web pages viewed, and other "Google Gadgets". After initially installing Google Desktop, the software completes an indexing of all the files in the computer. After the initial indexing is completed, the software continues to index files as needed. Users can start searching for files immediately after installing the program.

About googledesktop.exe (from Google Inc)

Google Desktop will offer full text search over your email, computer files, chats, and the web pages you've viewed. By making your computer searchable, it puts your information easily within your reac


File name:googledesktop.exe
Product name:Google Desktop
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\google\google desktop search\googledesktop.exe
Issued to:Google Inc
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Monday, June 18, 2007
Expiration date:Friday, June 18, 2010
Windows Service
Service name:GoogleDesktopManager-022208-143751
Display name:GoogleDesktopManager

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Google Desktop.)
Google Inc
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Google Desktop is a desktop search software that allows text searches of a user's e-mails, computer files, music, photos, chats, Web pages viewed, and other "Google Gadgets". After initially installi...
Google Inc
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Google Inc
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Google Desktop was a piece of desktop search software made by Google The program allows text searches of a user's email messages, computer files, music, photos, chats, Web pages viewed, and other "Goo...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of googledesktop.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • GoogleDesktopManager
  • 'GoogleDesktopManager-022208-143751' (Google Desktop Manager 5.7.802.22438)
Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'Google Desktop Search' → "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup

VersionsAll file variations of googledesktop.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
9f5f2f0fb0a7f5aa9f16b9a7b6dad89f 603f73160dcc49da297a10f0691cefe4dddd9772 29.48 KB
f0187e45268e86aaaa932cbd9087bea8 3efa9a931ac8a5832128a13bfe79336066a7eb0e 29.48 KB
5d456b9ed2d715db4ba09c3da88e0567 22ab77c5a959a442032a07424338608a66044a7c 29.48 KB
6542dc2e93bce4d4289fa70a4d367dc2 b1b986d6d5e935ee22881bcfec5c9e9edcec9b63 29.05 KB
b39662e4c237aa25a2cd2379ff508099 5e95fa948bbb4254945de8e3e5c8cd59a8c2f356 29.05 KB
ff0e0e6e5768b82bead44bfbcb9bdfe6 86f11a213c1a2e50ee88b11ca27e6cf69c4d9df6 29.05 KB
00a41ae09b76ee66454b13141416bc53 b37f0fe9e928968e7c2727f6baa8d540ce1c1811 1.75 MB
7319277e20809f1dae87a58e48ca99d4 9cdecdb4e70b967fac76bce629337f3532406219 1.78 MB
11ca6d3437ff46b4b2e6988379c9d808 28de80f9fdeb80712ff3db28ab9c7ce140d73f96 235 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows Vista Home Premium 56.78%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.58%
Windows 8.1 5.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.24%
Windows 7 Professional 3.39%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.54%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 1.69%
Windows 7 Home Basic 0.85%
Windows Vista Business 0.85%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 35.59% of Google Desktop.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 27.03%
Sony 21.62%
Hewlett-Packard 16.22%
Toshiba 16.22%
ASUS 8.11%
Acer 6.76%
American Megatrends 2.70%
Packard Bell 1.35%
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