How to disable Google Chrome update

With just a few simple steps, we can turn off Chrome updates without any software. This is also a good way for you not to be afraid of accidentally updating Chrome and using a version that you do not really enjoy.

Chrome is one of the best web browsers available today on the Windows operating system. However, Chrome automatically updates, sometimes causing some trouble for programs and extensions running on it. It’s a good idea to disable auto-updates on Chrome and manually update the browser version manually.

Often, every software or computer program has new versions, new updates for existing or new errors, and new enhancements. But sometimes this upgrade brings more nuisance or incompatibility with programs like the old version. Turning off the auto-update feature on Chrome will help minimize this annoyance.

How to disable Google Chrome update

It’s pretty annoying, Chrome is not asking for permission to upgrade. Whenever a new version is available, the system will update automatically, or if you see the most obvious, left-click on the three dots icon in the top right corner of the screen, select Help / About Google Chrome.

If there is a new version, Chrome will automatically update without the user’s permission. This can be considered a bug on the Chrome browser on Windows. The fix is ​​as follows:

Step 1: You access the C: drive and select Google / Update according to the operating system the computer is running, specifically:

  • Windows 32bit: C:/Program Files/Google/Update.
  • Windows 64bit: C:/Program Files(x86)/Google/Update.

Step 2: Here, find the GoogleUpdate entry and do one of the following:

  • Proceed to rename the GoogleUpdate file to another name.
  • Delete this file completely.
  • Or simply ‘Cut’ it to another location, when needed ‘Paste’ in.

Step 3: After you’re done, restart your Chrome browser and go to the three dots icon/Help/ Introduction to Chrome to check.


If you can not find the Google/Update directory under the same path, you can try the C: drive and select the user you are using.

Here the author’s computer name is July, then we continue to search for AppData/Local.

Finally go to Google/Update and do the same thing.

Another way we can apply more is:

Step 1: From the main interface of the computer, press the key combination Windows + R. Enter the words services.msc and then Enter.

Step 2: The Service interface appears, left mouse click on the Standard tab, then look in the list above the item called Google Update Service (gupdate). Right-click on that line and select Properties.

Step 3: New window appears, select the General tab . In the Startup type , left click on the arrow icon and select Disabled then OK .

Step 4: Do the same with the next Google Update Service (gupdatem) .

After doing this, you also restart your browser to see the changes.