What is GoopdateBho.dll?

The genuine GoopdateBho.dll file is a software component of Google Updater by Google.
GoopdateBho.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that belongs to Google Updater, a package management system that downloads, installs, removes and automatically updates Google applications. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that adds program functionality to Microsoft's Internet Explorer and other Internet browsers. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Google Updater was distributed as a part of Google Pack, a suite of software programs created by Google. It was distributed as a single downloadable archive since 2006 and was available till September 2011. Google Updater is no longer a supported application and uninstallation is recommended. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Ph.D. students at Stanford. Google has since grown into one of the biggest companies in the world, offering hundreds of services, including webmail (Gmail), cloud storage (Google Drive), office software (Google Docs) and social networking services (Google+). Alexa, which provides web traffic data, lists Google as the world's most visited website. Its popularity has led to huge media coverage, including a major critique of the company over copyright, censorship, and privacy issues. Google is headquartered in Googleplex, Mountain View, California, USA.

GoopdateBHO stands for Google Update Browser Helper Object

GoopdateBho.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about Google Update.

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GoopdateBho.dll file information

The process known as Google Update belongs to software Google Update or Google by Google (

Description: GoopdateBho.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. GoopdateBho.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 156,144 bytes (54% of all occurrences), 133,616 bytes or 184,816 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include ADD57508-1A52-4FAA-A7B3-A3ADE8FAEFEC or 6F282C89-3BD3-4387-92D9-C76428B07E07 or 4 more variants. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The file is able to monitor web browsers. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The GoopdateBho.dll file is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GoopdateBho.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the GoopdateBho.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Google Update has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving GoopdateBho issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active GoopdateBho process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the GoopdateBho.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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