Updating registry through cmd

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.

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Google itself distinguishes between Google Updater (Google Updater.exe) which is installed during the installation of Google Pack and Google Earth, and Google Update (Google Update.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.

You find the plugin under processes in the Windows Task Manager.

Let me show you how to display it there: You may ask yourself what that has to do with Firefox, and the answer comes in the form of Firefox's 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).

Mozilla has already announced that it will stop the automatic plugin installation process in the browser in Firefox 16 so that users will be asked whether they want the plugins to be activated in the browser or not.

There is no option to update the Google Update plugin manually.

It gets automatically updated to the latest version during Google software updates.

Probably the easiest way to deal with the plugin is to disable it in the browser.

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