Easy ways to find and delete Google Chrome Update Service adware in Windows 10/8/7 computer
What is Google Chrome Update Service unwanted browser extension? What it does?
This dubious application is installed in your computer as browser extension without your knowledge and once installed, it can easily be seen on your Chrome browser. This Chrome browser extension doesn’t provide any method to delete it, and it is possible by abusing ‘Group Policy’ settings in your Windows OS based computer.
Google Chrome Update Service unwanted browser extension makes malicious changes in Group Policy settings and makes itself ‘installed by administrator’. In simple word, you can’t undo the changes made and also it blocks you from uninstalling this rough application. However, it can also make other changes in your System’s settings and/or browser’s settings.
This extension is categorized as adware designed to delivers malicious advertisements campaigns in the form of banners, coupons, offers, fake software updates, fake security alert messages, and other types of advertisements. These malicious advertisements can also be appeared on your desktop even when browser is closed.
Some malicious ads or popups are designed to execute certain scripts to download/install other unwanted extensions or plug-ins, third parties’ software or potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) in your computer. While some malicious advertisements redirect you to some shady/sponsored/third parties’ websites that are designed to trigger malware or viruses, or third parties’ applications in machine.
Once clicked or attackers behind this malware gain access to your computer, they will begin modifying your browser’s settings and/or System’s settings without your knowledge. It can also prevent you from revert these changes means you can’t undo the changes made.
Due to these malicious changes in System’s settings, attackers are allowed also to deliver other harmful malware like browser hijackers, Trojan, ransomware or other malware in your computer. For example, once browser hijackers installed, they will start promoting addresses of some fake search engines by modifying the default homepage, new tab URLs and search engines of your browser.
The main motive of attackers is to monitor your online habits and collect your browsing-related data or other personal data. These collected data can be shared with other attackers, or misused for illegal purposes like fraudulent purchases or transactions. So, it is important to find and remove Google Chrome Update Service infection in computer to prevent System from further attacks.
How did you get Google Chrome Update Service unwanted extension adware in Windows computer?
In some cases, PUAs, adware or malware like Google Docs Extension Adware are distributed through unknown/unofficial websites, fake software updaters, installers, and downloaders, and other third parties’ sources. When you download, install or update any applications from unknown/malicious websites, then you also install some malicious programs including PUAs as bundle of it. This false marketing method is known as Software Bundling Method that is the mostly used mechanism by cybercriminals.
In case if you choose ‘Recommended/Quick/Express’ settings instead of choosing ‘Custom/Advanced/Manual’ settings in software installation setup, then you install all additional programs including features, tools, extensions or plug-ins or other additional programs included in software package into computer and this way, all malicious additions can also be installed.
These malicious additions or unnecessary programs included in software package can easily be removed by unticking their checkboxes in ‘Custom/Advanced/Manual’ settings in setup of software package during installation, and then continue with installation to finish. This way, you can block all malicious additions like browser hijackers, PUAs or malware from installing.
System is already infected with Google Chrome Update Service Malware: What next?
Any applications must not be downloaded, installed or updated from unofficial/unknown websites, peer-to-peer file sharing network, fake software updaters, installers and downloaders, and third parties’ websites. Also, you should always try to download and install any applications from official websites or via direct & verified link, and choose ‘Custom/Advanced/Manual’ installation if you want to avoid browser hijackers, adware or malware.
Also, you should keep up-to-date all software including Operating System, antivirus software, and other legitimate software installed in your computer. Note that updating Operating System and all other software can fix any problems or bugs associated with such software and improve performances as well. So, you should regular check the updates for all software and download/install the update if available.
If System is already infected with this type of malware, then you can go with our automatic or manual method of malware removal to get rid of it. Here, you are provided with both manual and automatic methods offer you to find and remove Google Chrome Update Service related infections in computer.
Automatic method offers you to find all threats including latest malware in computer with some powerful antivirus software, and then you can delete all detected threats with just single-click. After System scan is finished, please check if trouble is resolved or Google Chrome Update Service related infections is removed.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Important Note: This malware asks you to enable the web browser notifications. So, before you go the manual removal process, execute these steps.
Google Chrome (PC)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the Menu button
- Select “Settings”. Scroll the mouse downward to choose “Advanced” option
- Go to “Privacy and Security” section by scrolling downward and then select “Content settings” and then “Notification” option
- Find each suspicious URLs and click on three dots on the right side and choose “Block” or “Remove” option
Google Chrome (Android)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the menu button and then click on “Settings”
- Scroll down further to click on “site settings” and then press on “notifications” option
- In the newly opened window, choose each suspicious URLs one by one
- In the permission section, select “notification” and “Off” the toggle button
- On the right corner of the screen, you will notice three dots which is the “Menu” button
- Select “Options” and choose “Privacy and Security” in the toolbar present in the left side of the screen
- Slowly scroll down and go to “Permission” section then choose “Settings” option next to “Notifications”
- In the newly opened window, select all the suspicious URLs. Click on the drop-down menu and select “Block”
- In the Internet Explorer window, select the Gear button present on the right corner
- Choose “Internet Options”
- Select “Privacy” tab and then “Settings” under the “Pop-up Blocker” section
- Select all the suspicious URLs one by one and click on the “Remove” option
- Open the Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots on the right corner of the screen to open the menu
- Scroll down and select “Settings”
- Scroll down further to choose “view advanced settings”
- In the “Website Permission” option, click on “Manage” option
- Click on switch under every suspicious URL
- On the upper right side corner, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences”
- Go to “website” tab and then choose “Notification” section on the left pane
- Search for the suspicious URLs and choose “Deny” option for each one of them
Manual Steps to Remove Google Chrome Update Service:
Remove the related items of Google Chrome Update Service using Control-Panel
Windows 7 Users
Click “Start” (the windows logo at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen), select “Control Panel”. Locate the “Programs” and then followed by clicking on “Uninstall Program”
Windows XP Users
Click “Start” and then choose “Settings” and then click “Control Panel”. Search and click on “Add or Remove Program’ option
Windows 10 and 8 Users:
Go to the lower left corner of the screen and right-click. In the “Quick Access” menu, choose “Control Panel”. In the newly opened window, choose “Program and Features”
Mac OSX Users
Click on “Finder” option. Choose “Application” in the newly opened screen. In the “Application” folder, drag the app to “Trash”. Right click on the Trash icon and then click on “Empty Trash”.
In the uninstall programs window, search for the PUAs. Choose all the unwanted and suspicious entries and click on “Uninstall” or “Remove”.
After you uninstall all the potentially unwanted program causing Google Chrome Update Service issues, scan your computer with an anti-malware tool for any remaining PUPs and PUAs or possible malware infection. To scan the PC, use the recommended the anti-malware tool.
How to Remove Adware (Google Chrome Update Service) from Internet Browsers
Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from IE
Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and click on “Remove”.
If you still face issues related to Google Chrome Update Service removal, you can reset the Internet Explorer to its default setting.
Windows XP users: Press on “Start” and click “Run”. In the newly opened window, type “inetcpl.cpl” and click on the “Advanced” tab and then press on “Reset”.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Press the Windows logo, type inetcpl.cpl in the start search box and press enter. In the newly opened window, click on the “Advanced Tab” followed by “Reset” button.
For Windows 8 Users: Open IE and click on the “gear” icon. Choose “Internet Options”
Select the “Advanced” tab in the newly opened window
Press on “Reset” option
You have to press on the “Reset” button again to confirm that you really want to reset the IE
Remove Doubtful and Harmful Extension from Google Chrome
Go to menu of Google Chrome by pressing on three vertical dots and select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. You can search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If the problems related to Google Chrome Update Service still persists or you face any issue in removing, then it is advised that your reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dotted points at the top right corner and choose “Settings”. Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
At the bottom, notice the “Reset” option and click on it.
In the next opened window, confirm that you want to reset the Google Chrome settings by click on the “Reset” button.
Remove Google Chrome Update Service plugins (including all other doubtful plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
Open the Firefox menu and select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you face problems in Google Chrome Update Service removal then you have the option to rese the settings of Mozilla Firefox.
Open the browser (Mozilla Firefox) and click on the “menu” and then click on “Help”.
Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
The next step is to confirm that really want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to its default by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.
Remove Malicious Extension from Safari
Open the Safari and go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Click on the “Extension” and select all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall”.
Open the “Safari” and go menu. In the drop-down menu, choose “Clear History and Website Data”.
In the newly opened window, select “All History” and then press on “Clear History” option.
Delete Google Chrome Update Service (malicious add-ons) from Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge and go to three horizontal dot icons at the top right corner of the browser. Select all the recently installed extensions and right click on the mouse to “uninstall”
Open the browser (Microsoft Edge) and select “Settings”
Next steps is to click on “Choose what to clear” button
Click on “show more” and then select everything and then press on “Clear” button.
In most cases, the PUPs and adware gets inside the marked PC through unsafe freeware downloads. It is advised that you should only choose developers website only while downloading any kind of free applications. Choose custom or advanced installation process so that you can trace the additional PUPs listed for installation along with the main program.