- Dec 26, 2002
I use Win XP Home SP3. I installed Google Earth about 2 weeks ago. A few days after I noticed in the Event Viewer > Administration that Google's update file, "gupdate.exe" was trying to connect back home to the Google servers several times a day. I disabled gupdate.exe in Services. Last night, the Google Earth program was reinstalled on my system without my knowledge. The way I noticed was that a Google Earth shortcut icon was installed on my desktop, I didn't have a shortcut icon on my desktop before, only in my start menu. I checked the Events Viewer > Administration and it stated that "MsInstaller" had performed the following task - Product: Google Earth -- Installation operation completed successfully. Since I had disabled the Google installer file, "gupdate.exe", what triggered "MsInstaller" to perform an installation of Google Earth when no updated version was available?