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What is chromesetup.exe?

Part of Google Update by Google

What is it?

Google Update is the software updater 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 chromesetup.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 is chromesetup.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - chromesetup.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{C15A61B6-8883-4104-8E85-7A00F5CB3239}'. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the chromesetup.exe file.Of the 0.2% of chromesetup.exe users, 19.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (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: chromesetup.exe
Publisher: Google Inc. (verified)
Name: Google Update
Description: Google Update Setup
Size: 716.13 KB
Original file name: GoogleUpdateSetup.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Google Inc
Certificate authority: Thawte
Effective date: 11/9/2011
Expiration date: 11/9/2014

Scheduled task details

Name: \{C15A61B6-8883-4104-8E85-7A00F5CB3239}

Image hashes

MD5: ef5b66666d5444837949bb8474561e55
SHA-1: 30e44b05a2d2231b9bc2296a880d1f4dbd002c91

PE image details

File packed: Yes
Packed by: Unknown
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