Remove GoogleUpdate.exe

Posted on November 4, 2008. Filed under: Tips & Tricks | Tags: , |

On installing software from Google, say Chrome, a program called GoogleUpdate.exe is also installed which will run in the background. Even though it is a harmless process, many who are used to their task-list will find it annoying, that it is always running doing nothing useful. And, end process will not make it go away. Also, you won’t find entries in start > run > msconfig > startup so as to disable the process from running. But the answer is simple.

Go to control panel > scheduled tasks. You will find the GoogleUpdate.exe to be a scheduled task. Remove the program from the scheduled list, by right-click & delete. Thats it.

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You should also delete all nodes in your registry that contain the GUID B06E9509-BDCF-4A43-ADC9-56C0F7DE5B55. Just run regedit and search for that string in keys, values, data.

Also, GoogleUpdate.exe is installed in your Doc’n’Settings\UserName\Local\AppData\Google folder. Delete the entire Update folder and replace it with a read-only text file called “Update.” That way it can’t get recreated.


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