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What is npgoogleupdate3.dll?

Part of Google Update 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 Update (npgoogleupdate3) runs as a web browser add-in to assist in keeping Google software updated.
Description of npgoogleupdate3.dll 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 is npgoogleupdate3.dll loaded?

Mozilla plugin - npgoogleupdate3.dll runs within the context of the Mozilla Firefox web browser as plugin. npgoogleupdate3.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of Google Update with and identifier of SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@tools.google.com/Google Update;version=3. Plugins help the Mozilla Firefox Web browser perform specific functions like viewing special graphic formats or playing multimedia files like Adobe Flash or Apple QuickTime.
Google Chrome plugin - npgoogleupdate3.dll runs within the context of the Google Chrome web browser as plugin. Chrome supports browser plugins that run as an unrestricted separate process outside the browser and cannot be sandboxed as tabs. Plugins are generally used to add functions to the Chrome browser.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.0% of all Boost users have the npgoogleupdate3.dll file.Of the 0.0% of npgoogleupdate3.dll users, 82.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\google\update\\npgoogleupdate3.dll

Are there other versions of Google Update?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: npgoogleupdate3.dll
Publisher: Google Inc. (verified)
Name: Google Update
Description: Google Update
Size: 590.88 KB
Original file name: npGoogleUpdate3.dll

Digital certificate

Issued to: Google Inc
Certificate authority: Thawte

Mozilla plugin details

Name: Google Update
Command: SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@tools.google.com/Google Update;version=3

Google Chrome plugin details

Name: npGoogleUpdate3.dll

Image hashes

MD5: fb5621842fdabf9f8359775573498fbc
SHA-1: 3492b377465785fa89caf92d8123f0e9cf4c05a1

PE image details

File packed: No
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