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What is googletalk.exe?

Part of Google Talk by Google

What is it?

Google Talk is an instant messaging service that provides both text and voice communication. The instant messaging service is colloquially known as "gchat" to its users, although Google does not endorse this name. Google Talk is also the name of the client applications offered by Google to access the service.
Description of googletalk.exe from Google
Google Talk, a downloadable chat application by Google. Since sometimes reading "lol" doesn't deliver the same punch as actually hearing your friend laugh at your jokes, you can now use voice and video capabilities in your Gmail, iGoogle and orkut chat. From within these services, you can have an actual conversation with someone (seriously, out loud), or even chat face to face over video.
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How does googletalk.exe run?

Process - googletalk.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. googletalk.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does googletalk.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - googletalk.exe is registered with the run identifier 'googletalk' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe /autostart' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
Startup files (user) run - googletalk.exe is registered with the run identifier 'googletalk' and the execution command 'C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe /autostart' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the googletalk.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of googletalk.exe users, 12.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is googletalk.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00003% CPU272.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
16.29 MB RAM75.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
259 GDI objects172.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\google\google talk\googletalk.exe

Are there other versions of Google Talk?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Google Talk.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: googletalk.exe
Publisher: Google
Name: Google Talk
Description: Google Talk
Version: 1,0,0,105
Size: 3.14 MB
Original file name: googletalk.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001117940%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000845880%
User CPU: 0.00002720598700%
Privileged CPU time: 3712.82 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 410,589,561
CPU cycle count /min: 1,143,182,222
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 204.74 MB
Peak committed memory: 235.45 MB
Paged memory: 16.29 MB
Peak paged memory: 16.91 MB
Paged system memory: 346.05 KB
Non-paged system memory: 44.7 KB
Working set memory: 8.13 MB
Peak working set memory: 22.53 MB
Min working set memory: 5.71 MB
Private memory: 16.29 MB
Page faults: 18,184
Page faults /min: 5
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 705
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 97.12 KB
Read transfer /min: 28 Bytes
Total write operations: 280
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 58.87 KB
Write transfer /min: 17 Bytes
Total other operations: 461,384
Other operations /min: 132
Total other transfer: 592.62 KB
Other Transfer /min: 173 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 259
Peak GDI objects: 271
USER objects: 77
Peak USER objects: 104
Handle count average: 378
Thread count average: 17
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe" /autostart

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: googletalk
Command: C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe /autostart

Startup files (user) run details

Name: googletalk
Command: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe /autostart

Network connectivity

TCP: ie-in-f125.1e100.net on port 50127
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: fdc694c06891e14dd5be5b668e4a69e0
SHA-1: e8158a95522c7d4e59048cdef5ebe61cbba22d27
SHA-256: adfd0986314b6b84eba2640e089031f3775df868c5cb4970550e1cd8fc8d3cba

PE image details

File packed: No
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