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Get rid of Google Updater in Vista and XP?


There is a process called GoogleUpdater.xee I cannot get rid of. Can anyone tell me how?

I think I need a complete re-install.

I have Windows Vista Home Premium 32 and 64-bit. I also have Windows XP Home Premium 32-bit.

When I was in XP I uninstalled the Google Earth plug-in. But that stupid process STILL starts up after I disabled it numerous times and uninstalled the plug-in.

This process is a COMPLETE hassle when I boot up the computer, for a while after and randomly when it starts to conflict with my mouse pointer, jeyboard, wireless mouse and keyboard, programs, logging onto the internet, installing or uninstalling programs, etc.

Thank you.
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  1. U can prohibit it from starting up. Just deselect it.

  2. To get there, click on the Run ->> paste in msconfig ->> and select Start up ->> deselect ->> Apply + OK
  3. I try not to use msconfig unless I have to. I've had problems with it before.

    Is there a way to uninstall it? Is there a way to find out where it is or which program installed it? I did uninstall the google earth plug-in with it's uninstall tool not add/remove programs in XP.
  4. Than go to services.msc ?(and disable automatic start up to manual) or use CCleaner.
  5. U can try to remove it from the installer : )
  6. "Than go to services.msc ?(and disable automatic start up to manual) or use CCleaner. " I did the services.msc. It's disabled. There is two for some reason.

    I can't see anything google related in the installer. Do you mean add/remove programs? There is nothing left from what I can see.
  7. Do it this way.... BTW, did u find the right column?

  8. Best answer
    CCleaner 3.17.1689
    Piriform - 3.48MB (Freeware)
  9. Would you recommend deleting it? I jsut want to find out what it might be associated with.
  10. Just disable it from startup.
    It installs with any google product,chrome,picasa,google earth etc.
  11. Best answer selected by SyncroScales.
  12. Yes ^, just Disable.

    If u select Delete, u will not see it in that CCleaner list anymore, but it will keep running.

    So select Disable, it will stop it from starting up : )
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