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1.2.183.21 78.49%
1.2.183.21 0.02%
1.2.183.21 0.02%
1.2.183.21 0.02%
1.2.183.9 15.08%
1.2.183.9 0.02%
1.2.131.7 6.33%

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advapi32.dll
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kernel32.dll
GetCurrentProcess, GetProcAddress, SizeofResource, lstrlenW, FindResourceExW, FindResourceW, GetCommandLineW, CloseHandle, FreeLibrary, GetModuleFileNameW, RaiseException, LoadResource, GetModuleHandleW, LockResource, GetFileAttributesExW, VerifyVersionInfoW, LoadLibraryExW, VerSetConditionMask, GetLastError, SetLastError, LocalAlloc, SetStdHandle, SetFilePointer, InterlockedExchange, LoadLibraryA, EnterCriticalSection, LeaveCriticalSection, InitializeCriticalSection, DeleteCriticalSection, GetVersionExA, HeapDestroy, HeapAlloc, HeapFree, HeapReAlloc, HeapSize, GetProcessHeap, TerminateProcess, UnhandledExceptionFilter, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, IsDebuggerPresent, GetStartupInfoW, GetModuleHandleA, TlsGetValue, TlsAlloc, TlsSetValue, TlsFree, InterlockedIncrement, GetCurrentThreadId, InterlockedDecrement, WideCharToMultiByte, ExitProcess, WriteFile, GetStdHandle, GetModuleFileNameA, FreeEnvironmentStringsA, MultiByteToWideChar, GetEnvironmentStrings, FreeEnvironmentStringsW, GetEnvironmentStringsW, GetCommandLineA, SetHandleCount, GetFileType, GetStartupInfoA, HeapCreate, VirtualFree, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetTickCount, GetCurrentProcessId, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, VirtualAlloc, RtlUnwind, Sleep, GetCPInfo, GetACP, GetOEMCP, IsValidCodePage, GetLocaleInfoA, GetStringTypeA, GetStringTypeW, LCMapStringA, LCMapStringW, GetConsoleCP, GetConsoleMode, FlushFileBuffers, WriteConsoleA, GetConsoleOutputCP, WriteConsoleW, CreateFileA, SystemTimeToFileTime, GetSystemTime, CompareFileTime
ole32.dll
CoCreateGuid

GoogleUpdate.exe

Google Update by Google Inc (Signed)

Remove GoogleUpdate.exe
Version:   1.2.183.21
MD5:   0013116d309ebb08028761577e61ca5f
SHA1:   52bfbf22728f23bab830c25bbc4aa2ef3a5338ce

What is GoogleUpdate.exe?

Google products use a process called Google Update to periodically check for updates. This process sends information, such as version number, language, operating system, and other installation or update-related details, back to Google servers. Google Installer is a program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.

About GoogleUpdate.exe (from Google Inc)

To make sure that you're protected by the latest security updates, Google Chrome automatically updates whenever it detects that a new version of the browser is available. The update process happens in

DetailsDetails

File name:googleupdate.exe
Publisher:Google Inc.
Product name:Google Update
Description:Google Installer
Typical file path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\google\update\googleupdate.exe
File version:1.2.183.21
Size:204.98 KB (209,904 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Google Inc
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Monday, June 18, 2007
Expiration date:Friday, June 18, 2010
Digital DNA
Entropy:5.811342
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
More details

BehaviorsBehaviors

Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'Google Update' → "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
Services
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • gupdate1c9a4adeb791009
Scheduled tasks
  • The task 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-4040762489-3244682431-1063801501-1001UA' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-4040762489-3244682431-1063801501-1001UA'
  • The job 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-4040762489-3244682431-1063801501-1001Core' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-4040762489-3244682431-1063801501-1001Core'
  • The task 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3286019870-1475449969-3554601053-1000UA' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3286019870-1475449969-3554601053-1000UA'
  • The task 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3286019870-1475449969-3554601053-1000Core' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3286019870-1475449969-3554601053-1000Core'
  • The job 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3305648521-2958999256-107983701-1002UA' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3305648521-2958999256-107983701-1002UA'
  • The task 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3305648521-2958999256-107983701-1002Core' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3305648521-2958999256-107983701-1002Core'
  • The job 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3644473725-3640809915-1163733049-1000UA' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3644473725-3640809915-1163733049-1000UA'
  • The task 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3644473725-3640809915-1163733049-1000Core' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3644473725-3640809915-1163733049-1000Core'
  • The task 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-780999901-2708500014-2551514655-1000UA' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-780999901-2708500014-2551514655-1000UA'
  • The job 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-780999901-2708500014-2551514655-1000Core' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-780999901-2708500014-2551514655-1000Core'
  • The job 'GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA1cf876f52574e6a' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA1cf876f52574e6a'
  • The job 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-1714702166-3828736240-2364637561-1001UA' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-1714702166-3828736240-2364637561-1001UA'
  • The task 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-1714702166-3828736240-2364637561-1001Core' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-1714702166-3828736240-2364637561-1001Core'
  • The job 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-4213831199-1925155440-1856091304-1000UA' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-4213831199-1925155440-1856091304-1000UA'
  • The task 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-4213831199-1925155440-1856091304-1000Core' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-4213831199-1925155440-1856091304-1000Core'
  • The job 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-1467336047-3671384462-808872918-1001UA' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-1467336047-3671384462-808872918-1001UA'
  • The task 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-1467336047-3671384462-808872918-1001Core' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-1467336047-3671384462-808872918-1001Core'
  • The task 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-4143023575-1045065631-1360249355-1001UA' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-4143023575-1045065631-1360249355-1001UA'
  • The job 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-4143023575-1045065631-1360249355-1001Core' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-4143023575-1045065631-1360249355-1001Core'
  • The task 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3518954986-860323-3029074054-1000UA' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3518954986-860323-3029074054-1000UA'
  • The job 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3518954986-860323-3029074054-1000Core' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-3518954986-860323-3029074054-1000Core'
  • The job 'GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-872894108-2829445789-3937978749-1001UA' runs daily in the path '\GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-872894108-2829445789-3937978749-1001UA'
Scheduled tasks startups
Set to load on user login (bypasses Windows UAC if enabled)
  • Login entry path 'L:\WINDOWS\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore.job'
  • Login entry path '\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore1cecbd45b3a8213'
  • Login entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore1ce84615a736d32.job'
  • Login entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore1cea9d5293c17e2.job'
  • Login entry path '\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore1ce7aa369f8ada6'
  • Login entry path '\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore1ca5db9f0198650'
  • Login entry path '\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore1cce6a17e13e8fd'
  • Login entry path '\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore1cc92a7b39f6800'
  • Login entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore1ce05c553efaab8.job'
  • Login entry path '\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore1cdc58d2accdb9c'
  • Login entry path 'C:\WINXP\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore1ce054f10035172.job'
  • Login entry path '\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore1cd9a8a6809015d'
  • Login entry path 'C:\WINDOWS.0\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore.job'
  • Login entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore1cde6586d81c3c6.job'
  • Login entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore1cc71024b1a2f00.job'
  • Login entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore1cd60417c1ef31a.job'
  • Login entry path 'C:\WINXP\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore.job'
  • Login entry path '\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore1cd08eb84d00124'
  • Login entry path 'D:\WINDOWS\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore.job'
  • Login entry path '\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore1cd6a67648c3f42'
  • Login entry path 'D:\WINDOWS\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore1cd628cca255480.job'
  • Login entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore1cd1a82bee2d0fe.job'

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 68.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.50%
Windows 7 Professional 6.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 2.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 60.91% of Google Update.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 31.39%
Toshiba 20.44%
Hewlett-Packard 17.52%
Acer 10.95%
Sony 6.57%
ASUS 5.11%
Sahara 2.92%
GIGABYTE 2.55%
Alienware 1.82%
Samsung 0.73%
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