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#1 timbertide

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 09:56 AM

I know that each tab is it's own process that's why there are multiple instances of chrome.exe in my Task Manager but why there are four instances of GoogleUpdate.exe?

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Google Chrome is closed, I've killed GoogleUpdate.exe from TaskManager but after every few minutes Zonealarm pops up a warning that GoogleUpdate.exe is trying to access the internet.

I don't want to delete GoogleUpdate.exe

Edited by timbertide, 03 September 2008 - 09:58 AM.


#2 Lord Devrexster

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 10:04 AM

Uninstall Chrome and do the offline install from here

http://www.winmatrix...showtopic=19868

#3 timbertide

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 10:46 AM

Thanks

#4 timbertide

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 01:28 PM

I uninstalled Chrome and installed it through the offline installer again. Now there is a new file named CHROME_UPDAATER.EXE is active.


Google Chrome is trying to launch C:\WINDOWS\system32\expand.exe
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GoogleUpdate.exe is still in my Task Manager! WTF?

Edited by timbertide, 08 September 2008 - 01:31 PM.


#5 Lord Devrexster

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 04:00 PM

I uninstalled Chrome and installed it through the offline installer again. Now there is a new file named CHROME_UPDAATER.EXE is active.


Google Chrome is trying to launch C:\WINDOWS\system32\expand.exe
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GoogleUpdate.exe is still in my Task Manager! WTF?


GoogleUpdate.exe is still there coz u didnt delete the Google folder from Local app settings folder. Ya the uninstaller doesnt delete it. :(

Chrome_updater.exe ..... mmm...... I dont think the version I have here has that file. Chrome was updated to a new version recently. Maybe this is a new file.

U can use the offline installer which I uploaded to Mediafire in the "offline installer" thread. Not the new-version one from Google.

Or better still is to use the standalone portable I posted here : http://www.winmatrix...showtopic=19901

#6 Villain

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 05:36 PM

i was wondering about that, good call Dev! WOOTS to you!

#7 Liskiller

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:33 PM

U can use the offline installer which I uploaded to Mediafire in the "offline installer" thread. Not the new-version one from Google.

But don't forget to update it as soon as you install it. Google has patched some Critical Vulnerabilities.

#8 CommonSense

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 07:51 PM

Is it bad that i killed GoogleUpdate.exe process?

#9 timbertide

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:12 PM

Is it bad that i killed GoogleUpdate.exe process?

It will come up again eventually. I think I have to use the portable version.

#10 CommonSense

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 08:58 PM

Is it bad that i killed GoogleUpdate.exe process?

It will come up again eventually. I think I have to use the portable version.

i hope so... i don't even know what the process is for :D :huh:

#11 nobleking

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 11:18 AM

Hi All,

I have just now found a way to delete or schedule the google update.exe. First locate googleupdatetaskuser.exe from the 'Search' tool which can be activated from the 'Start' tool. Googleupdatetaskuser can be located in at C:\WINDOWS\TASKS. Once here open the application and go through the options available for scheduling the update. If one wants to totally remove it, then delete this file. It is possible many antivirus programme will show this as 'malware' once deleted to recycle bin or restored from recycle bin. This can be then completely deleted from recycle bin.

Hope this works!!

#12 Preath

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 01:28 PM

You could just open Windows Defender and go to Software Explorer and show Startup Programs and disable it or remove it. =D

#13 adrynalyne

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 02:52 PM

You could just open Windows Defender and go to Software Explorer and show Startup Programs and disable it or remove it. =D



That doesn't stop it from coming up again.

#14 douglas9

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 05:20 PM

Can anyone tell me how to update Chrome, after removing the GoogleUpdater? TIA

#15 M.Sudoku

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 07:29 PM

^ I think you have to download the installer again to update your browser if you delete Chrome_updater.exe

#16 douglas9

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 09:30 AM

Thanks...that is what i feared

#17 LemmingofOne

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 06:40 PM

Question: Couldn't you just locate the file, rename it to have a different file extension other than exe so it won't run but it will still be there and then rename it back when you want to update?

#18 RickSOLET

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 01:10 AM

^ I was about to post the renaming method here.
This is what I do with all the auto-updating softwares.

#19 SharmanNet

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 07:03 PM

Click here to read about GoogleUpdate.exe

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