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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
GoogleUpdate.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 GoogleUpdate.exe software file is from Google, and is part of their automatic update software to see if you have the latest software update or if you are on an older version. You can kill this task from your startup as it does not need to run. This GoogleUpdate.exe software is considered safe, and is not considered trojan, spyware, or virus related software. Visit googleupdate.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 googleupdate.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
You can find this file located at "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c

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

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

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