How to Remove “GoogleDesktopUpdate.exe”

What is GoogleDesktopUpdate.exe?

GoogleDesktopUpdate.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Google Inc. It is associated with Google Desktop application. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and are named them after GoogleDesktopUpdate.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with GoogleDesktopUpdate.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with GoogleDesktopUpdate.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the GoogleDesktopUpdate.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove GoogleDesktopUpdate.exe malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove malwares using GoogleDesktopUpdate.exe, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove GoogleDesktopUpdate.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 21 June 2009 at 7:26 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Google Executable 70465f83a675fec1
02d61a4e2db2ac24
1bba94a1
31ae3341cda79bad
2a109096f4190509
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.7.806.10
245
5.7.806.10
245
India N/A
2 Google Executable 1d65141093f10073
c9138ffc45841be6
30942b2a
b37f56af51075505
bf2a16a400448126
Heur.Suspici
ous
Yes 5.9.911.35
89
5.9.911.35
89
United States N/A
3 Google Executable 72e5f3a30a69fad1
53f15fe6f10827b9
a944d3b1
3f14c76d6af01991
5cd64a2d99004856
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 5.9.1005.1
2335
5.9.1005.1
2335
Thailand N/A
4 Google Executable b7d57f05158246c1
5c1dd9da2394416a
bc37fc87
b3b0e8c9bb5cbf23
f241a1d79e58c087
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.9.1005.1
2335
5.9.1005.1
2335
Bulgaria N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 28 June 2008 at 10:33 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable bc8f9902b2fdc30c
0077b4ab1dda49ee
38d3158b
N/A No N/A N/A United Kingdom
2 Google Executable dd00996ec077a3be
d3ec58774c2705f0
b0fb66e3
8241573257fdde54
61e706e09435cf3f
Yes 5.9.909.30
391
5.9.909.30
391
Internal Submission
3 Google Executable 59c6a748890dc617
076c9c55cc9a7c89
e13743ce
8faddbca22b82507
af548b8cf9b0aee0
No 5.8.811.43
45
5.8.811.43
45
Ireland
4 Google Executable 711ee7847162ecd2
d021630ff9bea171
896533c3
4ab242948127916e
cd5aaa921e7ebe20
Yes 5.9.911.35
89
5.9.911.35
89
Hungary
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