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What is googletalk.exe?

Googletalk.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if googletalk.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Googletalk.exe file information

The process known as Google Talk or Cricket belongs to software Google Talk or Pocket Mechanic or Cricket or Able2Extract or Dystopia by Google (toolbar.google.com).

Description: Googletalk.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file googletalk.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 3,739,648 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 3,293,184 bytes and 12 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/googletalk.exe.html 
Googletalk.exe is not a Windows system file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Googletalk.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If there are any problems with googletalk.exe, you can remove the entire program Google Talk or Dystopia using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify googletalk.exe related errors

If googletalk.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 43% dangerous. The file size is 3,739,648 bytes. The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Googletalk.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record inputs and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as googletalk.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the googletalk.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

google Instant messanger
  BoBjUh   (further information)
Is a file that is connected to the Google Messinger
  MRW   (further information)
Google Instant Messenger
  Sandeep Bhutani   (further information)
Instant Messenger program by Google
  Kevin   (further information)
there's an virus name googletalk.exe.. with gtalk icon or no icon at all.
  Min Naing  

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Summary: Average user rating of googletalk.exe: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments.
3 users think googletalk.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think googletalk.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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