Google Update by Google Inc (Signed)

Remove npGoogleUpdate3.dll
MD5:   b226054bfa3d3a1920f7b95e54f3e87d
SHA1:   d3fab46d5b3ccb5ea420beee3d5d8e4501698aa6
SHA256:   efb0c3315e9305fa57d6ce1f5c44ba26950f8fae3e8355d47c55dc2c2a8e3fcb

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:\users\user\appdata\local\google\update\\npgoogleupdate3.dll
File version:
Size:230.15 KB (235,672 bytes)
Issued to:Google Inc
Authority (CA):Thawte Consulting (Pty) Ltd.
Effective date:Sunday, March 7, 2010
Expiration date:Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Digital DNA
File packed:No
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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 Ultimate 57.14%
Windows XP Professional 28.57%
Windows Vista Home Premium 4.76%
Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition 4.76%
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 4.76%
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