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.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

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: 09 August 2017 at 7:10 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Google Inc. Executable 8715b5cede8a7468
7a5c7ca815f418bf
30a09f88
532a2c6241f6ddff
71001baa1c343869
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 1.3.33.5 1.3.33.5 197.210.227.222/32 N/A
2 Google Inc. Executable 414c6a36ca290e8c
fd450eac83455de3
1a9c878a
33da37dc0df85f04
6e1fc15053b33157
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.3.33.5 1.3.33.5 Pakistan N/A
3 Google Inc. Executable b5840de09b86f21e
c781aee81262f77d
43f47224
ee76817298dbb957
438026d5d7407bec
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 1.3.28.15 1.3.28.15 South Africa N/A
4 Google Inc. Executable c462d570ee9c939d
63405f5707cce165
d9fa560a
ac96c66ff60387ad
c6db10bca3da5074
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 1.3.33.7 1.3.33.7 Pakistan N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 March 2018 at 11:00 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Google Inc. Executable 202cec0f0e28bd5d
dc76839f572bb513
31ff3ac0
c0175a19eff9e429
f4ac913285387e68
No 1.3.33.7 1.3.33.7 197.211.63.154/32
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