Remove Google Update Service

Remove (gupdate & gupdatem) from Windows Services

Services show Google Update Service Running

You would expect that if Chrome is removed from the computer the update services would be removed as well. That is not true. The update services are separate. I like to remove them from the Windows Server because they generate a constant error. I still use Chrome but not the update service. This is the process:

Open CMD and Run as Administrator

When you run as administrator, your screen should reference C:\windows\system32>

  1. C:\windows\system32>sc delete gupdate
  2. Hit Enter
  3. Message Appears: [SC] DeleteService SUCCESS
  4. C:\windows\system32>sc delete gupdatem
  5. Hit Enter
  6. Message Appears: [SC] DeleteService SUCCESS

Check Services

Google Update Service is no longer listed.

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