How To Remove (Uninstall) Google Updater and Google Update

Google Updater and Google Update are programs available for Windows that help ensure that you have the up to date, stable, and secure versions of Google applications installed on your computer.


Most people get confused between Google Updater and Google Update, and think that these two are the same. Google Updater and Google Update are actually two different programs that include a service that monitors when an update becomes available. Depending on the needs of the Google applications you have installed, you may find both, just one, or neither program on your computer.

Google Updater is installed when you download Google Pack or Google Earth. It provides an easy interface to help you manage Google Earth and other software available through Google Pack. When Google Updater is running, you will see the process GoogleUpdater.exe in Task Manager.

Google Update is an open source component of several different Google programs, including Google Chrome and Google Earth, that helps keeps these programs up to date. When Google Update is running, you will not see any new windows but you will see the proces GoogleUpdate.exe in Task Manager.

How To Remove Google Updater

Google Updater is no longer supported and should remove itself from your system. Any software installed through Google Pack should remain. If it is not uninstalled automatically, follow the below given steps.

  1. Click the Start
  2. Select Programs.
  3. Select Google Updater.
  4. Select Uninstall Google Updater.

How To Remove Google Update

If you remove Google Update processes from your computer, your Google applications will no longer function properly and, many of time, you may see Google Update return automatically.

To fully remove Google Update, uninstall any Google applications you currently have installed on your computer. An hour after uninstalling your  Google programs, Google Update will be uninstalled automatically.

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