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How do I get rid of Google Update?

by pleasant44 / November 20, 2012 6:27 AM PST

Every time I sign on to my IE browser a pop up for "Google wants permission to update" I have no idea what this is, so I would like to get rid of it. I have Windows 7 and Google as my search engine--not Chrome. I've seen this question come up guite a bit, but could never follow it to where suggestions worked for anyone.

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(NT) Try Tools>Manage add-ons and disable it.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 20, 2012 6:50 AM PST
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Google Update
by pleasant44 / November 22, 2012 1:01 AM PST

Did that; however it removes the Google Search bar at the top of my screen. I find the search bar to be very helpful, so I guess there's no alternative.... is that correct?

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Add the Google searchbar
by wpgwpg / November 22, 2012 1:25 AM PST
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I disabled Google update and added the Google searchbar. That did it for me with IE9. No doubt that Google update every day is a pain in the posterier. Happy

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Get rid of the pests
by uhoh_num2 / December 1, 2012 8:46 PM PST


Coupla' suggestions:

1. The aforementioned "disable in Manage-Addon's.

2. Start>type in "msconfig">navigate to "startup">uncheck any Google reference.

3. Drill/operate/look for in/into the registry, highlight computer in left hand pane>Edit>Find>type in "updater">hit the enter key and let the regeditor find references to any updater. JUST MAKE SURE YOU ONLY DELETE THE ONE THAT HAS A DEFINITIVE GOOGLE REFERENCE. I'M CAPITALIZING HERE TO MAKE A POINT...ANY SCREW-UPS HERE AND YOUR SYS IS TOAST. When the first reference is found and is NOT the one you want hit the F3 key to find the next one UNTIL you find the Google Updater. Let the regeditor confinue searching (F3 key) until it tells you that it "has finished searching the registry"....or something to that effect.



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Instead of the google toolbar, I deleted that in
by DChrisL / December 2, 2012 12:08 AM PST
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Add/Remove, Search on bottom of Menu for google. I went one step further, went into the registry thru Start-Run type in regedit and click OK. Top is Edit, click on that for a dropdown menu: it will say Find, type in google, F3 or Enter to keep searching. right click it all and delete unless there are other items on the right. delete the top on left. When you see Finished Searching, x out of the registry. I have IE10. I had to take out Favorites bar and selected Menu bar. Favorites is there, now go to and save the page to Favorites. I had a lot of items listed and all got deleted in Search after I added Google and made it my default. BIng, Ask, Yahoo, eBay and others were removed on IE9. My default is still Google, since there are two Bings on my screen, I didn't need a third. Now I have both. Darrell
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