googleupdaterservice.exe - Is googleupdaterservice.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is googleupdaterservice.exe?
Purpose of googleupdaterservice.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: googleupdaterservice.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
GoogleUpdaterService.exe is a file which would have been installed by you and would not have ever arrived as preinstalled software on the computer. The actual hard drive folder is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware, adware, or virus related and simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This GoogleUpdaterService.exe software file is from Google, and is part of their update software which polls to see if you are using the latest updates. I personally do not like any software that polls in the background while you are on your computer. These types of things can sometimes interupt gaming or other activities that you are doing at the time. This software is considered safe, and is not considered trojan, spyware, or virus related software. Visit googleupdaterservice.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the googleupdaterservice.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
You can find this file located at C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe


  • Is googleupdaterservice.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is googleupdaterservice.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove googleupdaterservice.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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