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How to uninstall Google Desktop Search from your computer

Google Desktop Search is a software application. This page is comprised of details on how to remove it from your computer. The Windows version was created by Google. Further information on Google can be seen here. You can read more about related to Google Desktop Search at . The application is usually located in the C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search directory (same installation drive as Windows). Google Desktop Search's complete uninstall command line is C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSearchSetup.exe -uninstall. GoogleDesktop.exe is the programs's main file and it takes around 116.00 KB (118784 bytes) on disk.

Google Desktop Search is comprised of the following executables which take 1.69 MB (1768552 bytes) on disk:

  • GoogleDesktop.exe (116.00 KB)
  • GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe (126.50 KB)
  • GoogleDesktopDisplay.exe (64.50 KB)
  • GoogleDesktopIndex.exe (372.00 KB)
  • GoogleDesktopOE.exe (56.50 KB)
  • GoogleDesktopSearchSetup.exe (725.60 KB)
  • pdftohtml.exe (266.00 KB) to view all... For other Google Desktop Search versions please click below:

A considerable amount of files, folders and registry entries can not be removed when you want to remove Google Desktop Search from your computer.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Google Desktop Search

Check for and remove the following files from your disk when you uninstall Google Desktop Search:
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\aa ### WARNING - Do not
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\ab ### move or delete these
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\ac ### files - your system
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\ad ### may stop working
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\ae ###
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\af ### To uninstall use
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\ag ### Add-Remove programs
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\ah ### in the control panel
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\ai ### or run
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\aj ###
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\ak ### GoogleDesktopSearchSetup.exe -uninstall
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\al ###
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\docs\privacy.html
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopAPI2.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopDeskbar2.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopDisplay.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopEncdet.dat
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIE.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIndex.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopMozilla.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopMozillaStub.js
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopMozillaStub.xpt
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopNetwork1.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopNetwork2.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopOE.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopOffice.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopResources_en.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSearchSetup.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\gzlib.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\pdftohtml.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\uninstall.ico
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbc2e.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbdam
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbdao
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbeam
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbeao
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbm
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbu2d.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbvm.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\dbvmh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\fii.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\fiih.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\rpm.cf1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\rpmh.ht1
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop Search\sites.txt

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be uninstalled; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\CustomSearch\Google Desktop Search
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Google Desktop

Additional values that are not removed:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe.FriendlyAppName

A way to erase Google Desktop Search using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Google Desktop Search is an application by the software company Google. Some people try to remove it. Sometimes this is hard because removing this manually takes some advanced knowledge regarding PCs. The best SIMPLE approach to remove Google Desktop Search is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very potent uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your PC.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with the program's design and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system optimizer.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications existing on the computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate Google Desktop Search or simply click the Search feature and type in "Google Desktop Search". The Google Desktop Search program will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click Google Desktop Search in the list , the following information regarding the program is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have regarding Google Desktop Search, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the program you wish to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Google Desktop Search:

  • The software company is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopSearchSetup.exe -uninstall
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will appear. Confirm the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove Google Desktop Search.
Uninstall Google Desktop Search

8. After removing Google Desktop Search, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong Google Desktop Search that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing Google Desktop Search with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry items, files or folders are left behind on your system.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
Software Application


The text above is not a piece of advice to remove Google Desktop Search by Google from your PC, nor are we saying that Google Desktop Search by Google is not a good software application. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove Google Desktop Search in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 20:06:53.203