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What is googleupdate.exe?

Part of Google Update by Google

What is it?

Google Installer is a program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
Description of googleupdate.exe from Google
To make sure that you're protected by the latest security updates, Google Chrome automatically updates whenever it detects that a new version of the browser is available. The update process happens in the background and doesn't require any action on your part. Google Chrome uses Google Update to keep you up to date with the latest and most secure version of Chrome. In order to provide greater transparency and to make the technology available to other applications, the Google Update technology is open source. Google Update periodically sends a non-unique four-letter tag to Google which contains information about how you obtained Google Chrome. This tag is not personally identifiable, does not encode any information about when you obtained Google Chrome, and is shared with everyone who obtained Google Chrome the same way. Google Update also sends other information that helps us understand how many people are using Chrome and how often they use it.
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How does googleupdate.exe run?

Service - googleupdate.exe runs as a background Windows Service under the service name gupdate.

How does googleupdate.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - googleupdate.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Google Update' and the execution command '"C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the googleupdate.exe service running.Of the 0.1% of googleupdate.exe users, 70.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\google\update\googleupdate.exe

Are there other versions of Google Update?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)

About Google Inc.

Google provides search and advertising services, which together aim to organize and monetize the world’s information. In addition to its dominant search engine, More...
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File details

File name: googleupdate.exe
Publisher: Google Inc.
Name: Google Update
Description: Google Installer
Size: 200.98 KB
Original file name: GoogleUpdate.exe

Service details

Name: gupdate

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Google Update
Command: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c

Image hashes

MD5: d9d46d32e503406b4aefbcb445df42fa
SHA-1: 08868605d128a90f29636881b714c3ce0b58f23e

PE image details

File packed: No
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