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What is googleupdaterservice.exe?

Part of Google Updater by Google

What is it?

Google products use a process called Google Update to periodically check for updates. This process sends information, such as version number, language, operating system, and other installation or update-related details, back to Google servers. Google Updater is a Windows Service 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 googleupdaterservice.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
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How does googleupdaterservice.exe run?

Service - googleupdaterservice.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\gusvc' (gusvc). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.

How does googleupdaterservice.exe start?

Scheduled task - googleupdaterservice.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Google Software Updater'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the googleupdaterservice.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of googleupdaterservice.exe users, 82.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\google\common\google updater\googleupdaterservice.exe

Are there other versions of Google Updater?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: googleupdaterservice.exe
Publisher: Google (verified)
Name: Google Updater
Description: gusvc
Version: 2.4.1441.4352.beta
Size: 178.48 KB
Original file name: GoogleUpdaterService.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Google Inc
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 6/18/2007
Expiration date: 6/18/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.9669064748%
Privileged CPU: 0.1995203837%
User CPU: 0.76738609112710%
Memory utilization averages
Min working set memory: 0 Bytes

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe"

Service details

Name: gusvc

Scheduled task details

Name: Google Software Updater
Command: C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Google Software Updater.job

Image hashes

MD5: cc839e8d766cc31a7710c9f38cf3e375
SHA-1: a20fe767ae667638fc2ed43563bd436542ca7ad4
SHA-256: 327d57f18b4a2d1cb06c5682d3364097ecd3cf40c2719aa1f41d0b49a26003e4

PE image details

File entropy: 6.37562
File packed: No
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