After I finished my browser tests (see previous post for details)  I started removing the browsers I do not use or the ones in beta phase.

For my “surprise” only componet that stated on my system and there was no obvious way to remove was as all of oyu already  guessed – googleupdate.exe

Even I removed the chrome browser this application was not removed and in top of it still active and connectiong to google servers for report.

After searching internet I found instructions on how to remove it.

To Uninstall GoogleUpdate.exe:

  1. Stop GoogleUpdate.exe in Windows Task Manager
  2. Run msconfig and disable GoogleUpdate.exe under StartUp (no need to restart)
  3. Delete GoogleUpdate task in C:\WINDOWS\Tasks
  4. Delete “Update” folder under your C:\Documents and Settings\Your name\Local Settings\Application Data\Google
  5. Clean up any term with “GoogleUpdate” in the registry file via regedit (Warning!). If you’re not sure about doing this, then just use CCleaner to clean up the registry.

Finally gone.


3 Responses to “Remove GoogleUpdate.exe”

  1. Ikram Ul Haq on January 16th, 2009 4:03 pm

    the above methods did not work

  2. hb on January 16th, 2009 7:43 pm

    If you elaborate more on the words “did not work”….

    I’ve used above method to remove it from my computer.

  3. Nicole on March 28th, 2009 4:57 am

    Thanks alot!
    That thing bugged me all the time I logged in and now its finally gone. 🙂

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