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:

Startup program: GoogleUpdater.exe
Startup program: GoogleUpdater.exe

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.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 System Extremely Slow - Bad Startup Programs

 Getting a List of Startup Programs Using HijackThis

 Startup Program Configuration - System Registry

 Startup Program Configuration - User Startup Folder

 Removing ApacheMonitor.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing BaiduX.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing OpenOffice quickstart.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing Microsoft Office OSA9.exe as a Startup Program

Removing GoogleUpdater.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing NetZero exec.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing YahooMessenger.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe as a Startup Program

 Removing Java Update jusched.exe as a Startup Program

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials


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