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Google Talk Plugin Version 5.41.0.0 — from file

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Google Talk Plugin
Version 5.41.0.0 — from file “googletalkbrowserplugin.plugin”.
MIME Type Description Extensions
application/googletalk Google voice and video chat googletalk
Google Talk Plugin Video Renderer
Version 5.41.0.0 — from file “o1dbrowserplugin.plugin”.
MIME Type Description Extensions
application/o1d Google Talk Plugin Video Renderer o1d
Shockwave Flash
Shockwave Flash 20.0 r0 — from file “Flash Player.plugin”.
MIME Type Description Extensions
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player spl
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash swf
Does this mean that someone has plugged into my computer and is stealing or looking at my stuff?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 11 months ago.

Hi,

I'm sorry about the issue. No, it does not mean someone has gotten into your computer. It means that you have installed the Google Talk (Hangout) Plugin (accidentally); it is for video chat. Reference:

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/42550/google-talk-plugin

https://www.google.com/tools/dlpage/hangoutplugin

- If you do not use Google Talk Plugin, you can remove it:

  1. Open Finder and then open Applications, then open Utilities, then open the Terminal application.
  2. Copy and paste the following command into the Terminal window:
    /Library/Application\ Support/Google/GoogleVoiceAndVideoUninstaller.app/Contents/MacOS/GoogleVoiceAndVideoUninstaller
  3. Press Return (enter) key on your keyboard.

Reference:

https://support.google.com/chat/answer/161994?hl=en

Please reply at the box below to continue troubleshooting. Thank you.

Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 11 months ago.

Also, Flash Shockwave is a plugin / program for viewing videos on the Internet; it is from Adobe; that is fine. Reference:

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

https://get.adobe.com/shockwave/

Do you still need help with this? And/or do you need help with anything else?

When you are available, please reply at the box below to continue troubleshooting. Thank you.

Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 11 months ago.

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