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Startup program entry details:

Google Desktop Search (GoogleDesktop.exe)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

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Description:

The Google Desktop utility integrated Google's search capabilities for files on the user's system and allowed users to include gadgets such as clocks, weather and meters in a sidebar on the user's desktop - like that included with Windows 7 and Vista. Now discontinued and no longer available

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Google Desktop Search] "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Google Desktop Search] "C:\Programme\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Desktop Search] "C:\Arquivos de programas\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Desktop Search] "C:\Programmi\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup

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