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Stolen (Google) Earth?

#1
I've had said software on my laptop for a couple of months, but all of a sudden it has disappeared - literally. The icon on my desktop is gone and I can't find any evidence of it ever having existed on my computer.

Furthermore, when I go to the Google Earth website and try to re-download it, everything seems to go fine - there are no error messages - but there's still no Google Earth available when it's finished installing.

Is this some hidden line in the terms and conditions I missed (product will uninstall itself after 'x', unless you pay us to keep it - kinda thing) or some sort of bizarre virus that just selects a particular application and removes all evidence from your PC...


....or what????
 
#2
KhakiCrab said:
Is this some hidden line in the terms and conditions I missed (product will uninstall itself after 'x', unless you pay us to keep it - kinda thing) or some sort of bizarre virus that just selects a particular application and removes all evidence from your PC...


....or what????
Not that I'm aware of! (no help at all I know, but I'm bored today....sorry :) )
 
#4
Might be worth copying the icon from your list of programs and pasting it into desktop and seeing whether it stays

This is for Vista;
Start button (bottom LH) to bring menu up
Choose All Programs
Find Google Earth
Right Click and choose Copy
Move cursor to Desktop
Right Click
Choose Paste Shortcut
Icon should appear

Sorry if I'm trying to teach you to suck eggs but someone might find it useful-who knows?!! Hope it helps
 
#5
Snag is, it doesn't appear in my list of programs.

It's not just that it doesn't appear on my desktop - it's that despite it having been previously installed and working just fine, it's suddenly vanished and doesn't appear on my list of programs or, for that matter, anywhere on the hard-drive, as far as I can tell.

I'm running Windows 7, btw.
 

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