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What is npcidetect13.dll?

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.
Description of npcidetect13.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
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How is npcidetect13.dll loaded?

Google Chrome plugin - npcidetect13.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.
Mozilla plugin - npcidetect13.dll runs within the context of the Mozilla Firefox web browser as plugin. npcidetect13.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of @pack.google.com/Google Updater;version=13 with and identifier of SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@pack.google.com/Google Updater;version=13. 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the npcidetect13.dll file.Of the 0.5% of npcidetect13.dll users, 10.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\google\google updater\2.4.1536.6592\npcidetect13.dll

Are there other versions of Google Updater?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

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File details

File name: npcidetect13.dll
Publisher: Google (verified)
Name: Google Updater
Description: Google Updater plugin
Version: 2.4.1636.7222.beta
Size: 97.48 KB
Original file name: npCIDetect13.dll

Digital certificate

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

Google Chrome plugin details

Name: npCIDetect13.dll

Mozilla plugin details

Name: @pack.google.com/Google Updater;version=13
Command: SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@pack.google.com/Google Updater;version=13

Image hashes

MD5: 6e0d17aa4ee7fe884b59a359786870e7
SHA-1: b4f150993a61d80e243f9c3ce87a1c97f06e049c
SHA-256: a09fb0f2c00b7f9f2638eed6b192a4682a81df6b36f62fe771475577e1aa2e71

PE image details

File entropy: 6.32408
File packed: No
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