As locke said - Google Wallet is a plug-in for Googles payment system of Google Chrome(ium).
What really happened was that the browser "installed" an application starter (a
.desktop file) in the users directory:
This starter simply launches Chrome with the wallet app. Cairo-dock keeps an eye on
/usr/share/applications as well as
~/.local/share/applications so it noticed the new application and informed us about it.
Exec=/usr/lib/chromium/chromium --profile-directory=Default --app-id=nmmhkkegccagdldgiimedpiccmgmieda
Pay attention to the "NoDisplay" entry which hides this application in all menus. Programs like
alacarte show all available entries so it's easy to remove the starter with a menu editor.
If you're brave you can execute the following command in a terminal to get rid of the starter:
I have to state that it's the first time that I'm very happy about this (otherwise nagging) feature - I went like "WTF?!!1" o0 when it happened. I think it's an absolute no-go to secretly slip me an unwanted browser app and the corresponding starter. Even if it was done clearly visible and without this clandestine behavior it is an affront.
Don't touch my home you Google tools!
Seems it's time to set up a virtual box for this program. If I wouldn't need it for development it would have been purged from my machine now.