What is GoogleUpdate.exe and why won’t Google allow me to uninstall it?
I think it appeared in the list of services after I reinstalled Google Gears.
I have uninstalled every Google program (Gears, GTalk, Google Desktop, etc.), and disabled GoogleUpdate.exe in the list of services. I even deleted every Google reference in the registry.
When I reboot, however, the some process runs which re-enables the GoogleUpdate.exe service.
As a last resort, I renamed the executable file at C:Program FilesGoogleUpdate126.96.36.199GoogleUpdate.exe to “x_GoogleUpdate.exe”, which is a sucky way to regain control of your own property.
What’s the deal, Google?