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How to remove an GoogleUpdate error


GoogleUpdate.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if GoogleUpdate.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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GoogleUpdate.exe file information

The process known as Google Installer or Google Update or Google Update Service or Google Update Service (gupdate)

belongs to software Google Update or Google Update Service (gupdate) or Google Update Service (gupdatem) or Google or Google Update Service (gupdate1c9d97449a805a9) or PoserContent2012 or Google Update Service (gupdate1c963ca7808cd9a) or Dimension Pro Free Expansion

by Google (toolbar.google.com).

Description: GoogleUpdate.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 133,104 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 136,176 bytes and 11 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/googleupdate.exe.html 
It is not a Windows system file. The GoogleUpdate.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
The developer Google provides a website for help [1][2] and for updates [1][2]. There is also an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Google Chrome or Google Earth).

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If GoogleUpdate.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 133,104 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 136,176 bytes and 10 more variants. The file is not a Windows core file. GoogleUpdate.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program is not visible.

If GoogleUpdate.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 300,544 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. GoogleUpdate.exe seems to be a compressed file.

If GoogleUpdate.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 116,648 bytes.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name GoogleUpdate.exe, for example TROJ_GEN.F4AC3IJ or TROJ_DLOAD.BF (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan.Gen or W32.Sality.AE (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the GoogleUpdate.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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User Comments

It comes with Google Chrome. It updates it to the latest version. But it captures everything that you do on your computer and send it to Google like "feedback". Uninstall Google Chrome. Only Firefox is good
  ppp  
Official Spyware from Google. Sends your hardware and software information and internet usage history to Google.
  Tech1  
BKA Vierus
  Betroffener  
its the part of Google chrome that ms security essentiels keeps warning me about as trojan.win32.zbot.exe
  bob  
I've installed Google Earth Plugin for Firefox and here I can find "Google Update".
  HinzUndKunz  
Google Updater
   
Internet navigator google chrome
  Barkho  
windows pops up every 30 second with message " GoogleUpdate.exe-No disk, there is no disk in the drive.please insert a disk into drive\device\harddisk1\DR5." with option cancel, try again, continue and unless you click continue four or five times the pop up remians and again comes up after 20 or 30 second. even after formating c drive the problem remains
  m zhimo  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of GoogleUpdate.exe: based on 27 votes with 9 reviews.
3 users think GoogleUpdate.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger. 12 users think GoogleUpdate.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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