Google Chrome ships with an automatic updates module that checks for, downloads and installs updates whenever they become available. This is different from Chromium which does not ship with this functionality.
While it is usually recommended to keep the updating feature enabled, mostly for security reasons, you sometimes may need to disable the automatic updates, for instance when Chrome is deployed in a company network or if you want to thoroughly test updates before they are installed on live systems.
While you can disable GoogleUpdate.exe in the Windows Task Scheduler, it does not really help you that much as Google seems to add new tasks automatically when you are running the software.
Google provides Windows system administrators and users with a Group Policy template that they can install on their systems. This template can be used, among many other things, to disable automatic updates of the web browser in Windows.
The following options are at your disposal if you switch the policy to enabled:
You have the following four options:
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