What does the GoogleUpdate.exe file do?
The GoogleUpdate.exe process is also known as Google Installer or, as the case may be, globalUpdate Update and is a part of Google Update or, as the case may be, globalUpdate Update. This software is produced by Google (toolbar.google.com) or, as the case may be, globalUpdate. An obsolete or defective version of GoogleUpdate.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Google Installer has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Google Installer has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- GoogleUpdate.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module GoogleUpdate.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about GoogleUpdate.exe Google Installer
GoogleUpdate.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. GoogleUpdate.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 116,648 bytes (31% of all these files), 133,104 bytes as well as 13 other variants.
The GoogleUpdate file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This GoogleUpdate program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. For this reason, 28% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A GoogleUpdate.exe file has a 24% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 133,104 bytes (37% of all these files), 116,648 bytes as well as 12 other variants. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run, DEFAULT\Run). The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. This GoogleUpdate.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager.
- A GoogleUpdate.exe file has a 8% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. In this case, the file size is usually 116,648 bytes. This GoogleUpdate.exe process is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run, DEFAULT\Run). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves GoogleUpdate.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about GoogleUpdate?
|Mine was way oversized compared to the description. Seems to be related to some nasty spyware that I am fighting. |
|Google Update.exe is starting with OS boot up. And i admit its unplesent. After like 5 mins. it disaperas from the tasks, but i admit its taking some memory and etc. It is not an operation that i want to be running on my PC and none i have selected this to be installed! So i prefer it is some file that makes data transfer from personal PC to unknown location. Everytime the information transfer started it goes to different IP. |
|MSVCRT40.dll and AWC.exe |
|The update for the Internet navigator Google Chrome. |
|is spyware program |
Summary: 3 users judge GoogleUpdate.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 5 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 9 users have already deleted GoogleUpdate.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Google Update or globalUpdate Update
To remove Google Installer from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Google Update or globalUpdate Update in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if GoogleUpdate.exe (Google Installer) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Google Installer. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Google Installer or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or GoogleUpdate.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.