2.4.1536.6592.beta 20.37%
2.4.1441.4352.beta 72.22%
2.0.734.29932.beta 7.41%



Google Updater by Google Inc (Signed)

Remove GoogleUpdaterService.exe


There are 3 versions of googleupdaterservice.exe in the wild, the latest version being 2.4.1536.6592.beta. It is started as a Windows Service called 'gusvc' with the name 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\gusvc'. In addition, it is run under the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges (the administrator accounts have the same privileges). A job within the Windows Task Scheduler is added to execute this process of a specific schedule during installation of the program. The average file size is about 164.13 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Google Inc by VeriSign. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program Google Earth from Google Inc. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01% with the maximum memory reaching around 3.38 MB.

What is googleupdaterservice.exe?

Google products use a process called Google Update to periodically check for updates. This process sends information, such as version number, language, operating system, and other installation or update-related details, back to Google servers. Google Updater is a Windows Service which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.

About googleupdaterservice.exe (from Google Inc)

To make sure that you're protected by the latest security updates, Google Chrome automatically updates whenever it detects that a new version of the browser is available. The update process happens in


File name:googleupdaterservice.exe
Product name:Google Updater
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\google\common\google updater\googleupdaterservice.exe
Issued to:Google Inc
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Monday, June 18, 2007
Expiration date:Friday, June 18, 2010
Windows Service
Service name:SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\gusvc
Display name:gusvc

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Google Updater.)
Google Inc
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Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. Google Earth is simply based on 3D maps, with the capability to show 3D buildings and structures (such as bridges), which con...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of googleupdaterservice.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'gusvc'
Scheduled tasks
  • The job 'Google Software Updater' runs daily in the path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Google Software Updater.job'
  • Entry path 'C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\Google Software Updater.job'
  • Entry path '\Google Software Updater'

VersionsAll file variations of googleupdaterservice.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
5467f1ff0af264566740f67e8b810735 7e1d22498521f1c27962ca3b193b792a71e53d17 178.98 KB
cc839e8d766cc31a7710c9f38cf3e375 a20fe767ae667638fc2ed43563bd436542ca7ad4 178.48 KB
751c1d2ca2abf4a9f5a6b8d7d45b907c 9dc74d87722aa802803f669f725ea1dec7069bba 134.93 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 22.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.37%
Windows Vista Home Premium 14.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.81%
Windows XP Professional 5.56%
Windows Vista Business 3.70%
Windows 7 Professional 3.70%
Windows Vista Ultimate 3.70%
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 3.70%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.85%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.85%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 1.85%
Windows Vista™ Home Premium 1.85%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 54.05% of Google Updater.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
ASUS 25.00%
Toshiba 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
American Megatrends 8.33%
Hewlett-Packard 8.33%
Acer 8.33%
Sony 8.33%
Samsung 4.17%
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