"Google Update Helper" Installed Program on Windows 8

Q

What is the installed program "Google Update Helper" on my Windows 8 computer? Why it is not visible in Control Panel?

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A

"Google Update Helper" is an installed program on Windows 8 system managed by Windows Installer.

You will not see "Google Update Helper" listed on "uninstall or change a program" in Control Panel, because it is flagged as a hidden system component in the registry (SystemComponent=1).

Information related to "Google Update Helper" installed program:

Name: Google Update Helper
Publisher: Google Inc.
Size: 41 KB
Version: 1.3.32.7
System Component: 1
Identifying Number: {60EC980A-BDA2-4CB6-A427-B07A5498B4CA}
Install Location: 
Install Source: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\1.3.32.7\
Install Date: 20161216
Local Package: C:\Windows\Installer\1eaa2113.msi
Package Name: GoogleUpdateHelper.msi
Uninstall Command: MsiExec.exe /I{60EC980A-BDA2-4CB6-A427-B07A5498B4CA}
Windows Installer: Yes

It is recommended to remove "Google Update Helper" as an installed program.

 

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