GoogleUpdate.exe Automatic Downloader

What is GoogleUpdate.exe?


Publisher: Google

Program description:

Google Update is an automatic update utility used in several Google programs including Chrome, Picasa, and Google Earth. . If updates are available for these or other Google programs on your PC, Googleupdate.exe automatically downloads and installs the most current versions of the products.


Do I need to keep GoogleUpdate.exe in startup?

This is a non-essential program and can be safely removed from startup.

If you use Google products you can download program updates from the company website when/if you require them.   Manually updating programs allows you to install only the updates which contain fixes or improvements that are relevant to your use. The only downside to manually updating is that you may occasionally miss a security fix.

How do I remove Googleupdate.exe from startup?

You can remove programs from startup using the default Windows options.   The steps for removing programs vary depending on your operating system, click here for more details.