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Windows 7: What is GoogleUpdate in the task manager?


26 Nov 2010   #1

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GoogleUpdate and multiple Chrome.exe process in task manager!

Hi,

From the Google package, I have only Google Chrome installed on my PC (windows 7). I notice that there is a recalcitrant GoogleUpdate in the task manager. To which program it belongs and how to get rid off it completely?
Another strange thing with google is that when I have only one tab opened in Chrome, there are many tasks of "Chrome.exe" in the task manager ?
Why this? I have only one Chrome window, so I expect to have one Chrome task but not many!
For example, for 1 tab opened in Chrome, I have 9 task processes "Chrome.exe" active in the task manager, and for 2 tabs, there are 14 active task processes!
Strange, isn't it ?
I start to hate google for its spy soft installing secretly!

Thanks for any help

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26 Nov 2010   #2

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Delete Google Chrome to get rid of updater.
Kind of stuck with it.

The .exe apps I would delete Chrome and then download and reinstall. It may get rid of the chrome.exe problem.
Also this will get the newest version that came out recently.
Go thru Device Manager> Programs and Features and delete.

Mike

http://www.google.com/chrome
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26 Nov 2010   #3

windows
 
 

Thanks Hopalong!

I have uninstalled it completely, even deleted all Google keys in the registry ! But after installation, I have the same problem!
GoogleUpdate is here and many Chrome.exe task processes are active while I have only one window (one tab) opened in Chrome!
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26 Nov 2010   #4

windows
 
 

Oh, I got it! Each extension installed in Chrome seems to correspond to an independent active process! Which is a stupid "process" in my mind!
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26 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits
 
 

Hi win7en.
The GoogleUpdate in the task manager is the program which automatically checks updates for the Google Toolboard and I think it's responsible also for the other google programs updates. So don't worry about it, it's necessary and inoffensive. And also it should not consume more than a bit of your computer resources.
About the many instances of "Chrome.exe", keep in mind that is totally normal. You can noticed the same performance when you are running Internet Explorer.
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26 Nov 2010   #6

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Google updater is Chrome and is always going to be there. You can right click in task manager processes and click "end process" now but that only ends it until the next time you start Chrome.

The extra Chrome.exe you can right click each one and left click End Process. That will probably only be a temporary solution.


Try this below. Will get rid of all tracking cookies and other nastys etc.

Google Chrome.

Click Wrench Tool icon upper right corner. Drop curtain comes down click Options.
Click "Clear Browsing Data" button in new window. That should remove all but...to be sure..

This you can do to double check.
...Then click "Content Settings" in same window as above. New window highlight Cookies. Click "Show Cookies and other Site Data".
New window should be empty. If not Click "Remove All"
Done!

As you will see Content Settings window gives you access to all add ons.


I open Chrome I have only two Chrome.exe in Task Manager.
One tab and one Chrome updater.

Fourteen is a bit many.
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26 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7en View Post
Oh, I got it! Each extension installed in Chrome seems to correspond to an independent active process! Which is a stupid "process" in my mind!
It does seem weird to people that are used to firefox or safari, but it works out better for you in the end. You'll find that flash and java also get there own chrome process. People that have used firefox will tell you that when any part of firefox or flash stops responding, then entire program crashes. In Chrome, when a plug-in, add-on or page chrashes, just that one thing chrashes and the rest keeps going just fine. When a page crashes, all you have to do is refresh that page or when something like flash crashes, all the pages stay open, but anything requiring flash stops working until you refresh that page. In firefox (older versions at least, I believe in 4.0 they are switching to chromes way of doing things) if flash crashes, the entire program crashes. Same thing with extensions/plug-ins (or what ever FF calls them). Some are made by amatuers and are pretty unstable. When one crashes, the entire program goes with it because it is all kept in one process.
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26 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Google updater is Chrome and is always going to be there. You can right click in task manager processes and click "end process" now but that only ends it until the next time you start Chrome.

The extra Chrome.exe you can right click each one and left click End Process. That will probably only be a temporary solution.
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This is not a solution. Why? Because there's no problem. Try yourself to use Chrome, you will see this chrome.exe many instances, if you end one of these processes the program may not work properly, Google Chrome may crash. Do you use Internet Explorer? Check the process manager and tell me how many instances of iexplore.exe can you see.
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26 Nov 2010   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post


Try this below. Will get rid of all tracking cookies and other nastys etc.

Google Chrome.

Click Wrench Tool icon upper right corner. Drop curtain comes down click Options.
Click "Clear Browsing Data" button in new window. That should remove all but...to be sure..
Non, it doesn't! I tried it but no change! I deleted all temporary files and cookies but no change at all! I still have many Chrome.exe in the task bar! Seemingly, they correspond to the extensions installed!
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26 Nov 2010   #10

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Combine
I have Chrome open right now 2 Chrome.exe. IE.exe three open. Not fourteen.

Petey7

Got it. I didn't realize each process was independent such as flash and java.

Thanks. Good to know.

Mike
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