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Googleupdate.exe won't go away.

Discussion in 'Software' started by sk545, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. sk545

    sk545 Private E-2

    Installed google chrome, and that installed goolgeupdate.exe (not goolgeupdater.exe) as a process. I have uninstalled chrome, but googleupdate.exe still runs in the background. How do I remove it?
     
  2. Lev

    Lev MajorGeek

    Try this:

    START>Run and type services.msc in the pop-up box.

    Look for googleupdate.exe in the list and click twice.

    In the window that pops-up change the Start-up type to Disabled.

    Click Apply button then OK button.
     
  3. hawklord

    hawklord Master Sergeant

    hi,

    you could try this,

    press ctrl, shift and esc (to bring up task manager)
    click on the processes tab
    click on 'googleupdate.exe' (to highlight)
    click on 'end process'
    ok the prompt

    start > run and type msconfig
    click on the 'startup' tab
    untick the box relevant to 'googleupdate'
    click on 'ok', 'apply' and restart at the prompt

    tick the box and press ok at the next prompt (after restart)

    there is also a hidden folder

    click Start
    open My Computer
    select the Tools menu and click Folder Options
    select the View Tab
    under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders
    (to show hidden files)

    navigate to

    C > documents and settings > (user) > local settings >application data >
    delete the google folder

    click Start
    open My Computer
    select the Tools menu and click Folder Options
    select the View Tab
    under the Hidden files and folders heading select Do not show hidden files and folders
    (to hide hidden files)
     

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