Should I block it?

60% of PCs block this file from running.
Possible reason:
Performance resource utilization

VersionsAdditional versions

2.4.1536.6592.beta 20.37%
2.4.1441.4352.beta 72.22%
2.0.734.29932.beta 7.41%



Google Updater by Google Inc (Signed)

Remove GoogleUpdaterService.exe
Version:   2.4.1536.6592.beta
MD5:   5467f1ff0af264566740f67e8b810735
SHA1:   7e1d22498521f1c27962ca3b193b792a71e53d17
SHA256:   e93330a8a1c0cbbea44d13c321be8cbb6a409ce3477f8e77fc012795a32c52d1

What is GoogleUpdaterService.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 Updater is a Windows Service 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 GoogleUpdaterService.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


File name:googleupdaterservice.exe
Product name:Google Updater
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\google\common\google updater\googleupdaterservice.exe
File version:2.4.1536.6592.beta
Size:178.98 KB (183,280 bytes)
Issued to:Google Inc
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Monday, June 18, 2007
Expiration date:Friday, June 18, 2010
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File packed:No
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Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'gusvc'
Scheduled tasks
  • The job 'Google Software Updater' runs daily in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Google Software Updater.job'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Google Software Updater.job'
  • Entry path '\Google Software Updater'

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 22.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.37%
Windows Vista Home Premium 14.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.81%
Windows XP Professional 5.56%
Windows Vista Business 3.70%
Windows 7 Professional 3.70%
Windows Vista Ultimate 3.70%
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 3.70%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.85%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.85%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 1.85%
Windows Vista™ Home Premium 1.85%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 54.05% of Google Updater.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
ASUS 25.00%
Toshiba 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
American Megatrends 8.33%
Hewlett-Packard 8.33%
Acer 8.33%
Sony 8.33%
Samsung 4.17%
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