Windows Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v5.62, by Dr. Herong Yang
Removing GoogleUpdater.exe as a Startup Program
This section provides a tutorial example on how to remove GoogleUpdater.exe as a startup program from the startup folder.
The next startup program to look at is the GoogleUpdater.exe. I know how I got this startup program installed on my computer. When I installed the Google Toolbar for IE, the installation wizard automatically installed the GoogleUpdater.exe as a startup program on my computer.
Based on the HijackThis report, Google installed GoogleUpdater.exe as a startup program in the global startup program folder:
O4 - Global Startup: Google Updater.lnk = C:\Program Files\Google \Google Updater\GoogleUpdater.exe
When GoogleUpdater.exe is running, you will see a Google icon in the system tray, the right hand side of the taskbar, as shown in this picture:
Do I need to run GoogleUpdater.exe as a startup program? I don't think so. I can run the update program myself whenever I want to. So I am removing GoogleUpdater.exe as a startup program.
1. Right mouse click on the GoogleUpdater.exe icon in the taskbar and select Exit to stop this program.
2. Using Windows Explorer to local the startup up alias: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Google Updater
3. Select and delete this alias.
4. Restart the system. Microsoft GoogleUpdater.exe is not in the startup program list anymore.
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