What is googleupdate.exe?

googleupdate.exe is part of Google Update and developed by Google LLC according to the googleupdate.exe version information.

googleupdate.exe's description is "Google Installer"

googleupdate.exe is digitally signed by Google LLC.

googleupdate.exe is usually located in the 'c:\program files (x86)\google\update\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about googleupdate.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on googleupdate.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameGoogle Update
Company nameGoogle LLC
File descriptionGoogle Installer
Internal nameGoogle Update
Original filenameGoogleUpdate.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright 2018 Google LLC
Product version1.3.35.421
File version1.3.35.421

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameGoogle Update
Company nameGoogle LLC
File descriptionGoogle Installer
Internal nameGoogle Update
Original filenameGoogleUpdate.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright 2018 Google LLC
Product version1.3.35.421
File version1.3.35.421

Digital signatures [?]

googleupdate.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameGoogle LLC
Certificate issuer nameDigiCert Assured ID Code Signing CA-1
Certificate serial number06aea76bac46a9e8cfe6d29e45aaf033

VirusTotal report

None of the 73 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the googleupdate.exe file.

None of the 73 anti-virus programs detected the googleupdate.exe file.

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Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD55e4c9f20d557e3d5f4804f27410eda07
SHA2563a47eaad360f0c5c8b9d49ce17b89c27adfa8d0bf65ffffd5cb4088df0f5964c

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to googleupdate.exe:

googleupdate.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

googleupdate.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Google Installer has stopped working.

End Program - googleupdate.exe. This program is not responding.

googleupdate.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

googleupdate.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

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