GoogleDesktop.exe - Startup Application - Google Desktop Search

Q

Can I remove startup application "GoogleDesktop.exe - Google Desktop Search" to speedup my computer and reduce security risk?

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A

Startup application GoogleDesktop.exe is a desktop search application that provide full text search over your email, documents, files, and cached Web pages.

GoogleDesktop.exe actually runs two background processes: GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe and GoogleDesktopIndex.exe, which use CPU and memory resources regularly.

You should consider remove GoogleDesktop.exe if you need to gain some extra performance. You can always run GoogleDesktop.exe manually from Start > Programs > Google Desktop > Google Desktop.

GoogleDesktop.exe startup configuration info:

Name: GoogleDesktop 
Command: C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop 
   Search\GoogleDesktop.exe /startup
Location: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Registry name: Google Desktop Search

GoogleDesktop.exe process and program file info:

CPU usage: 00%
Memory usage: 1,500K
Launching method: Windows Startup - GoogleDesktop
Directory: C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search
File name: realsched.exe
Description: Google Desktop
Size: 190,464 bytes
Date: Monday, October 23, 2006, 2:20:37 PM
Version: 4.2006.1008.2039
Company name: Google
System essential: No
Virus/Spyware/Adware: No

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