"Google Update Service (gupdate) - GoogleUpdate.exe" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Google Update Service (gupdate)" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Google Update Service (gupdate)" service related to GoogleUpdate.exe?

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A

"Google Update Service (gupdate)" is a Windows 7 service that keeps your Google software up to date. If this service is disabled or stopped, your Google software will not be kept up to date, meaning security vulnerabilities that may arise cannot be fixed and features may not work. This service uninstalls itself when there is no Google software using it. "Google Update Service (gupdate)" service is provided by GoogleUpdate.exe program file.

Detailed information on "Google Update Service (gupdate)" service:

Service name: gupdate
Display name: Google Update Service (gupdate)
Execution command: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /svc
Dependencies: {RPCSS}

"Google Update Service (gupdate)" service is provided by a program called: GoogleUpdate.exe:

Name: GoogleUpdate.exe
Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
Description: Google Installer
File version: 1.3.31.5
Size: 153752 bytes
Modified: 1/23/2017 9:14:19 PM UTC

Disabling "Google Update Service (gupdate)" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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