Google Update by Google Inc (Signed)

Remove npGoogleUpdate3.dll
MD5:   3d928b3fe97c403a33f803b3d1a260c9
SHA1:   825996f4d399b56eb3fa69ae170b55077ce7328c
SHA256:   1b0268a9d164d375780f313d7ce9bd1469557c31faf57049c9b2634187cead7f

What is npGoogleUpdate3.dll?

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 Update (npgoogleupdate3) runs as a web browser add-in to assist in keeping Google software updated.

About npGoogleUpdate3.dll (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:npgoogleupdate3.dll
Publisher:Google Inc.
Product name:Google Update
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\google\update\\npgoogleupdate3.dll
File version:
Size:571.88 KB (585,608 bytes)
Build date:3/21/2013 2:49 PM
Issued to:Google Inc
Authority (CA):Thawte
Digital DNA
File packed:No
More details


Mozilla plugins
  • Google Update
Google Chrome plugins
Stored per user in the directory 'Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences'
  • Name: 'npGoogleUpdate3.dll'

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.50%
Windows 7 Professional 8.00%
Windows 8 7.00%
Windows 8 Pro 5.50%
Windows Vista Home Premium 3.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.50%
Windows 8.1 2.50%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 1.00%
Windows 8 Enterprise 1.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.00%
Windows Se7en Titan 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 0.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.50%
Windows 8 Single Language 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center 0.50%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 36.50% of Google Update.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 20.08%
Hewlett-Packard 15.83%
Acer 12.36%
ASUS 12.36%
Toshiba 9.27%
Sony 6.95%
Lenovo 6.18%
Intel 3.09%
Samsung 2.70%
American Megatrends 2.32%
Alienware 1.93%
Compaq 1.54%
NEC 1.54%
MSI 0.77%
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