Should I block it?

9% of PCs block this file from running.

VersionsAdditional versions

2.4.1601.7122.beta 75.00%
2.4.1487.6512.beta 25.00%



Google Updater by Google Inc (Signed)

Remove npCIDetect13.dll
Version:   2.4.1601.7122.beta
MD5:   1f73e9219e856ae8d0409c159afa2e28
SHA1:   bff0ba7a233e92a58f7cd1bc3f885514b93a8fc2
SHA256:   92f557f91e5d5e5d44c23dbffcb7277e34515dec6157db2f3b59a64351907e17


npcidetect13.dll is loaded as dynamic link library that runs in the context of the Google Chrome web browser. It is installed with a couple of know programs including Google Updater published by Google Inc, Outil de mise à jour Google from Google Inc and Outil de mise à jour Google by Google Inc. The file is digitally signed by Google Inc which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).


File name:npcidetect13.dll
Product name:Google Updater
Description:Google Updater plugin
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\google\google updater\2.4.1487.6512\npcidetect13.dll
File version:2.4.1601.7122.beta
Size:97.48 KB (99,824 bytes)
Build date:5/22/2009 5:36 AM
Issued to:Google Inc
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Digital DNA
File packed:No
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The following programs will install this file
Google Inc
27% remove
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 program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software updates and automatically downloads and installs them if ...
Google Inc
24% remove
Google Toolbar enhances Internet Explorer with a Google search box and other useful tools like a pop-up blocker, Web form filler, and spellchecker. Google Toolbar has a variety of new features to the add-on for IE 6.0+. Universal Google Gadgets now work from Google Toolbar and give users access to additional tools, functionality and content right from the browser. A new version of the AutoFill feature for Web forms has better accuracy. ...


Mozilla plugins
  • Updater;version=13
Google Chrome plugins
Stored per user in the directory 'Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences'
  • Name: 'npCIDetect13.dll'

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows Vista Home Premium 75.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 50.00% of Google Updater.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 80.00%
Packard Bell 20.00%
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