How to turn off automatic Chrome updates on Windows

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The Chrome browser automatically updates to its new version when it exits. If you want to disable Google's automatic browser update on your Windows computer, here's what you need to do.

It is not recommended to disable such updates for security reasons, as each new version of Chrome is released with new features and security protocols for your browsing.

But if that's what you want, here's the process for blocking Chrome automatic updates on Windows.



Disable Google Chrome automatic updates

  • Press the Windows + R keys on your computer keyboard to launch Run.
  • Type msconfig in the text box and press Enter.
  • In the window that opens, select the Services tab at the top.

  • Look for the following items in this list: Google Update Service (gupdate) e Google Update Service (gupdatem).


  • Once found, uncheck next to them, then press Apply and then OK.
  • You will be prompted to restart your computer for these changes to take effect.

Done. Automatic Chrome updates have now been blocked. You can reactivate them by following the previous steps and placing the check mark next to the previously deactivated items.


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