What is GoogleUpdate.exe? Is GoogleUpdate.exe spyware or a virus?

How to fix GoogleUpdate.exe related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your GoogleUpdate process
2. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair GoogleUpdate.exe related Windows Errors
3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware

Process name: Google Installer or Google Update or Google Update Service or Google Update Service (gupdate)

Product: Google Update or Google Update Service (gupdate) or Google Update Service (gupdatem) or Google or Google Update Service (gupdate1c9d97449a805a9) or PoserContent2012

Support: Help link [1][2]   Update link [1][2]   Uninstall tool  

Company: Google (toolbar.google.com)

File: GoogleUpdate.exe


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Users Opinions

Average user rating of GoogleUpdate.exe: based on 32 votes. Read also the 20 reviews.

  • 7001 users ask for this file. 5 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as not so dangerous. 4 users rated it as neutral. 9 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 12 users rated it as dangerous. One user didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about GoogleUpdate.exe:
Mine was way oversized compared to the description. Seems to be related to some nasty spyware that I am fighting. Dan Crea
Google Update.exe is starting with OS boot up. And i admit its unplesent. After like 5 mins. it disaperas from the tasks, but i admit its taking some memory and etc. It is not an operation that i want to be running on my PC and none i have selected this to be installed! So i prefer it is some file that makes data transfer from personal PC to unknown location. Everytime the information transfer started it goes to different IP. NooBiSh
MSVCRT40.dll and AWC.exe Swar6
The update for the Internet navigator Google Chrome. Francis
is spyware program ch95
a Google application  See also: Link povl
On my system, the file and folder are not visible even with "hide hidden" and "hide system" turned off. Yet to runs as process at start-up. This only started after install of logitech video camera and install of goole video chat. Rejjy
Probably the malware penetration helper from google (f.e. Win32.HLLW.Autoruner.22584) oms
windows pops up every 30 second with message " GoogleUpdate.exe-No disk, there is no disk in the drive.please insert a disk into drive\device\harddisk1\DR5." with option cancel, try again, continue and unless you click continue four or five times the pop up remians and again comes up after 20 or 30 second. even after formating c drive the problem remains m zhimo
Internet navigator google chrome Barkho
Google Updater
I've installed Google Earth Plugin for Firefox and here I can find "Google Update". HinzUndKunz
its the part of Google chrome that ms security essentiels keeps warning me about as trojan.win32.zbot.exe bob
BKA Vierus Betroffener
Official Spyware from Google. Sends your hardware and software information and internet usage history to Google. Tech1
It comes with Google Chrome. It updates it to the latest version. But it captures everything that you do on your computer and send it to Google like "feedback". Uninstall Google Chrome. Only Firefox is good ppp
Official google updater
This is crashing my firefox, I have disabled the program in msconfig startup and my firefox is just running fine. Even the system which was frequently giving "not responding" error have reduced/stopped. friend
Hmm google? Update? I had no "google program" in my computer last time i checked, and google update? Im guessing its chrome but this is really weird. Stiverino
this file is not working properly viyom

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