How to Remove “GoogleUpdate.exe”

What is GoogleUpdate.exe?

GoogleUpdate.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Google Update Service. It is associated with software Google Update developed by google. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as GoogleUpdate.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with GoogleUpdate.exe malware?

Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with GoogleUpdate.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • GoogleUpdate.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible GoogleUpdate.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove GoogleUpdate.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

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Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove GoogleUpdate.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 06 May 2010 at 3:23 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Google Inc. Executable 9bba609aee1c5e19
bc191e93e932f1e5
7e3481c7
d5b562e6e68d8712
0e79c60c0d2da493
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.2.183.21 1.2.183.21 Cambodia N/A
2 N/A Executable 995353ae58dc6be8
a3df3f0fea374df7
0610c3f1
02055e34824f51f0
acd69a88f71cfc67
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
3 Google Inc. Executable 0e4be18c4963d335
c8ee7881d641a4d4
fb5a9163
45a1195c0b59e7f9
0908c5ec970fdf4c
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 1.2.183.21 1.2.183.21 India N/A
4 Google Inc. Executable 7f37d76529820d4c
bb85080c94b2ee3c
5ce97f08
9a14bbae800500db
f0aeb51adbb45559
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.2.183.21 1.2.183.21 Serbia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 01 November 2009 at 2:39 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Google Inc. Executable 258810d71436c515
7cd0752bd13ce1de
20f27eb2
f02a533f517eb383
33cb12a9e8963773
Yes 1.2.183.21 1.2.183.21 Internal Submission
2 Google Inc. Executable 99d63f88e3436ba7
009129dcaa743351
b7528ecf
053eeee1abae53f0
44f1e386e22ae525
Yes 1.3.28.15 1.3.28.15 United States
3 N/A Executable 1244c6c3541e1ee3
f75b1b25636c1e6d
c5c65a7b
6c2ac749b0133edb
9b6a9ee262c61875
No N/A N/A 10.108.51.235/32
4 Google Inc. Executable d2e2915087427be8
ea88b4a174c334c5
78208e78
8f0de4fef8201e30
6f9938b0905ac96a
Yes 1.2.183.9 1.2.183.9 United Kingdom
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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