Go to Add or Remove Programs. Remove "Google Updater."
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Install Google Chrome: Uninstall
Sorry to see you go. You can remove Google Chrome like any other Windows
program. Follow these steps:
1.. Click the Start menu on your computer taskbar.
2.. Select All Programs.
3.. Select Google Chrome.
4.. Select Uninstall Google Chrome.
5.. Click the Yes button in the confirmation dialog box.
The uninstall process will begin and all your Google Chrome browser and
application shortcuts will also be removed.
Alternatively, you can double-click Add or Remove programs in Window XP's
Control Panel or Programs and Features in Windows Vista, select Google
Chrome in the list, and click the Remove button.
Google Chrome leaves behind your profile information in case you wish to
reinstall in the future. To delete this information, go to \Documents and
Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome in Windows XP
or \Documents and Settings\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome in
Google's own instructions neglect to mention that the background software
downloader will be left running, and set to auto-run at every boot.
To correct this pernicious behaviour
- go to the Processes tab in task manager and kill Googleupdate.exe
- in regedit, remove
- go C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application
Data\Google\Update\ and delete the executable manually
Thanks, this worked. It's a shame Google does this. I really wanted
to try out Google Chrome but I didn't like the processes that were
constantly trying to access the internet. And then having to hunt
around to remove things... that was a headache. Inexcusable on
Google's part. This is the kind of stuff you would expect from Micro
Well, thanks, at least now I know what this is for. It's been annoying
me and my firewall as it gets rather persistant when I deny it. But as
far as removing it, I killed the process AND removed the Registry key,
and it still came back, and in the same session even. There must be
something else that's bringing this annoying process back to life.