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Windows 7: How do I remove Google Update Service (gudate, gudatem) from services?

01 Mar 2012   #1

Widows 7 64-Bit
 
 
How do I remove Google Update Service (gudate, gudatem) from services?

Hello, How do I remove two Google Update entries in Services (gudate, gudatem), both are disabled, I thought they were removed when I uninstalled the related software. This is a Windows 7, 64-bit notebook.

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01 Mar 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Do you also have Google+, Youtube accts or using Chrome browser?
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01 Mar 2012   #3

Widows 7 64-Bit
 
 

I installed Google Earth a few months ago thinking it was a globe-type program, I have since switched to marble, but uninstalled it using Revo Uninstaller. I've also tried Chrome in Sandboxie, just to check it out.
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01 Mar 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I suspect that any Google software you may have uses those updater services.
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01 Mar 2012   #5
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What's important is that everything Google is turned off in msconfig>Startup and msconfig>Services - after Hiding All MS services. I keep all freeloaders out except my AV for best performance.

It can't really run then although you are being tracked by Google any time you are signed into one of their sites.

The most effective way to prevent data mining services from profiling you going forward is to Opt Out of Behavioral Advertising
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08 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I had the same problem as the thread starter. Window 7 64bit, removed the updater but the services and a bunch of junk still remained. In my case, I think I got it because I tried the Gmail Notifier which had a really old version of GoogleUpdate which didn't know how to uninstall.

Those 2 damn things lingered in my services list too. For some reason I couldn't find this topic and the "sc delete" anywhere from simple bing searches and anywhere, so instead I just manually deleted google program files, deleted the task scheduled items, and then ran a manual regedit search for "googleupdate" and "gupdate" and "gupdatem" and manually nuked every folder which contained ONLY obvious refererences of being connected to google update (ie referencing GoogleUpdate, the exe, etc). At some point it must have broke the services, since both services was giving me multiple errors whenever I tried to do them. The description for them failed (2) and then one that prevented me from even right clicking them for properties (error 1058). Restarted and then all was good!
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08 Apr 2012   #7
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Did you turn them off in msconfig>Startup and msconfig>Services? You need to do that first so they'll uninstall everything and not leave behind reg keys which were running at the time of uninstall.
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08 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Nope, didn't do that (I have done it a while ago but I don't think so). It doesn't matter now anyways since they are nowhere to be found in msconfig. There wasn't as many registry things to delete anyways. It maybe took like 20 minutes. Most of it was just the waiting time between searching for entries. I was just posting back what I did in case anybody else had tried manually removing stuff or things weren't working out. Manually going through the registry will clean it for sure.
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08 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Persons Can Wai View Post
Nope, didn't do that (I have done it a while ago but I don't think so). It doesn't matter now anyways since they are nowhere to be found in msconfig. There wasn't as many registry things to delete anyways. It maybe took like 20 minutes. Most of it was just the waiting time between searching for entries. I was just posting back what I did in case anybody else had tried manually removing stuff or things weren't working out. Manually going through the registry will clean it for sure.
Always be EXTRA careful when editing things in the registry! You can seriously mess up your pc or one of your programs if you delete the wrong thing.
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08 Apr 2012   #10

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kallist0 View Post
Hello, How do I remove two Google Update entries in Services (gudate, gudatem), both are disabled, I thought they were removed when I uninstalled the related software. This is a Windows 7, 64-bit notebook.
Code:
@echo off
sc stop gudate
sc delete gudate
sc stop gudatem
sc delete gudatem
Save this as a .bat file and run it.
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