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
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Google Executable 70465f83a675fec1
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1bba94a1
31ae3341cda79bad
2a109096f4190509
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.7.806.10
245
5.7.806.10
245
India N/A
2 Google Executable a9e186a65d4b76b5
9e960ccd9148d95c
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Heur.Suspici
ous
Yes 5.1.704.25
560
5.1.704.25
560
United States 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 Google Executable c0debfed0675c040
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Yes 5.9.911.35
89
5.9.911.35
89
Canada
2 N/A Executable bc8f9902b2fdc30c
0077b4ab1dda49ee
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N/A No N/A N/A United Kingdom
3 Google Executable dd00996ec077a3be
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b0fb66e3
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Yes 5.9.909.30
391
5.9.909.30
391
Malaysia
4 Google Executable dd00996ec077a3be
d3ec58774c2705f0
b0fb66e3
8241573257fdde54
61e706e09435cf3f
Yes 5.9.909.30
391
5.9.909.30
391
Internal Submission
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