How To Enable Or Disable Plugins In Google Chrome [Tutorial]
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google update plugin npgoogleupdate3 dll?
I would really like to know why the plugin exists and why Google adds it to the Mozilla Plugins Registry listing. I cant really think of any logical explanation for it. If you know more, share your knowledge in the comments. We have not yet touched the question why users would want to remove it.
Google itself distinguishes between Google Updater (GoogleUpdater.exe) which is installed during the installation of Google Pack and Google Earth, and Google Update (GoogleUpdate.exe) which is a component of the Chrome browser and Google Earth. The former provides users with an interface to manage Google Earth and Google Pack software, the latter makes sure that Google Chrome and Google Earth are checking for and installing updates regularly.
The easiest way to find out is to open the Google program that you have installed on your system, say Google Chrome, and run an update check from within with a click on Settings > About Google Chrome. The browser checks for updates and if any are found, will install them on the system.
You may ask yourself what that has to do with Firefox, and the answer comes in the form of Firefoxs default plugin locations. The browser scans locations on the computer and the Registry automatically for plugins and will add those to the browser automatically without first consulting the user about them (see How To Stop Automatic Plugin Installations In Firefox for a list of all locations).
The current version plugin of Google Update is one of those mysterious plugins that you may find listed in the plugins listing of the Firefox web browser without really knowing what it does or how it got there. This article tries to shed some light on how it gets installed, what it is used for, how you can update it to the current version, and how you can get rid of it again either by disabling or uninstalling completely.
Behaviors(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of npgoogleupdate3.dll, select a unique version for details.)Mozilla plugins
Google Chrome plugins Stored per user in the directory GoogleChromeUser DataDefaultPreferences