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#1 honu1

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 07:45 AM

I recently downloaded Google Earth to my system.
I am running Windows XP Home SP2
After the download was complete, I saw that an icon for the Google Updater was also showing on my desktop. I just did some browsing about updater, but don't understand why I have it. I'm thinking that it came bundled with Google Earth. I thought Google was a pretty safe site, but there are so many imposters out there, I don't want to compromise my system's security.

Anyone else here use these 2 programs+can advise in novice terms what it's all about?

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 01:39 PM

I noticed that also. It's bundled with Earth. I don't like it when they forcreyou to add extra crap when you don't want it. Google Earth use to be kind of a resource hog. I removed it. I don't know what you wanted to use it for, but if you enter a location in Mapquest and select satellite view it's the same thing
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Posted 07 September 2008 - 05:05 PM

Thanks Mark,
I didn't realize Mapquest had that feature! :thumbsup:
I downloaded the Google Earth as a one time shot for my dad to check on a certain place.
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