How do I turn off “Google Desktop”?

Question by Hgldr: How do I turn off “Google Desktop”?
5 minutes after I turn on my laptop I get a BONK audio signal and this message “google desktop did not start up succesfully”

How do I just disable gd? Will it hurt to just go to program-add/remove and just get rid of it?

Best answer:

Answer by Itty Bitty’s Mom
I would go through add/remove program and just uninstall it. It won’t hurt anything. Chances are it was an addon to something you downloaded or installed.

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