How to Remove Google Earth Plugin?

by Venkat eswarlu on December 11, 2013

in How to,Troubleshooting

Unless you install Google Earth Plugin only you won’t notice it in installed Programs list in  Control Panel, but if you also install Google Earth application in your computer then you can notice Google Earth uninstall option but not for that of Earth plugin. Uninstalling Google Earth removes Google Earth as well as GE plugin if you don’t want that to happen and want to remove Google Earth Plugin only, here is how it can be done.

If you don’t like disabling Google Earth plugin in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome browsers -that’s another option too- you can remove it from your computer.

Google Earth Plugin thumb How to Remove Google Earth Plugin?

Removing Google Earth Plugin

1. Exit all browsers if any running

2. Navigate to ‘C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth\plugin’ directory, copy and backup npgeplugin.dll to another folder in your hard drive.

Google Earth Plugin installed location thumb How to Remove Google Earth Plugin?

3. Now permanently delete that file.

That’s it Google Earth Plugin has been removed. Whenever you want that plugin copy that dll file back to that location where it existed in the past.

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