What would you like to do?

Is Google Earth safe to use?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

yes it is! they block the faces of people due to confidentiallity people so it is entirely safe.
Answer #2

Google Earth as a web browser has restricted what is rendered in a web page so "harmful" JavaScript is not even executed in addition to not allowing links in Google Earth to access local files by default. Google Earth has many security safeguards in place.
If you search for vulnerabilities and exploits in Google Earth in OVAL or US-CERT databases you will find only a few which are applicable to old versions of the product.
But with any software application (e.g., Internet Explorer, MS Office, OutLook, etc.) in addition to the Operating System itself there are vulnerabilities and exploits that get fixed after being discovered. Best plan is to maintain the latest version of the software on your computer to incorporate the latest security fixes.
3 people found this useful
Thanks for the feedback!

How do you use Google Earth?

First you download Google Earth from google's web site. You can start by entering an address (or just a city name) in the fly-to-search panel and see Google Earth zoom to th

What is Google Earth used for?

Google Earth is a desktop application that lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons o

Do you have to download Google Earth to use it?

You need to download Google Earth installer then run the installer  to install. The basic program comes as a desktop application.    Google also provides Google Earth

Is there a free use of Google earth?

I guess it is free to use however, you cannot distribute it on your own. In free version you cannot integrate your GIS data but there are another versions like Google Earth pr

Is downloading Google Earth free and safe?

Google Earth is free for personal use as long as you don't want the "deluxe version" (which can be brought on the Google web site). Google Earth is absolutely safe, it is from

Is Google mail safe to use?

I would say that Google Mail, Google's very own email service, would be quite safe to use. I think it would be as safe as any other main email provider (the likes of Microsoft

Is Google Earth useful?

Google Earth is useful if you wish to locate a specific place anywhere on the Earth. The images are accurate but not live.

How do you use directions on Google Earth?

When you create driving directions in Google Earth it creates a placemark at each turn/step in the route in addition to a path for the entire route. This helps you visualize t

What protocol does Google Earth use?

Google Earth uses standard web protocols: http , https and smtp (mail). Basically, Google Earth is a special purpose web browser thatspecializes in geographic content, bu

What is Google earth and what can it be used for?

Google Eath is a virtual map, available through Google, created by a Keyhole, Inc. It can be used to see satelite images of cities, streets, etc. It gives you ability to see i

How many MB does Google Earth use?

Google Earth, like a web browser, creates a disk and memory cache for downloaded content that can be changed in the Tools > Options > Cache menu panel. Google Earth can u

What are some uses for Google Earth?

Google Earth is a virtual globe. It can be used to see different parts of the world. Google's 'StreetView' feature allows one to insert themselves right onto the road to get a