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GoogleVideoSupportPluginImstaller Runs for Hours, high CPU, does not succeed 1 Recommended Answer 24 Replies 141 Upvotes
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v78 of Chrome, Win 10, Every few hours a new instance of the video plugin installer exe kicks off and runs in parallel with the other(s) in place. Each instance takes ~ half a core and there is also always one MsiExec that terminates (similar usage) when the process is manually killed in task manager. The processes originate from \users\<me>\appdata\local\google\update\install\{GUID} - deleting the directories / files does no good, the updater downloads it after a few hours and tries again.

Video plugin installer is v 19.9.2600.0, 10,692,592 bytes

I'd like a way to stop this automated install or have it succeed. It seems I can do neither right now.
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Same thing here.

For the past couple few days my PC will suddenly get really laggy and I'll open task manager to see both GoogleVideoSupportPluginInstaller and msiExec using a ridiculously high amount of CPU.

Not sure why or how it's trying to install in the first place as I disabled google update the other day when it first started as it never actually installs and both processes just sit there at over 90% CPU choking most of my 16GB ram after a few minutes. They have to be killed in the task manager manually every single time, yet somehow they keep coming back.
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Some more info -- 
In users/<user>/AppData/Local/Temp there are log files that grow into multiple gigs, they are named "google_video_plugin_installer_01d59bb48cdfa3d1.log"

and are filled with several million lines of:
I1115 12:55:08.370229   12252 msi_util.cc:37] C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Temp\google_video_plugin_msi_{F9B579C2-D854-300A-BE62-A09EB9D722E4}01d59bb48cdfa3d1.log
I1115 12:55:08.370347   12252 msi_util.cc:62] =====================================================================
I1115 12:55:08.370495   12252 msi_util.cc:103] Uninstalling MSI {F9B579C2-D854-300A-BE62-A09EB9D722E4}

Over and over, same 3 lines.

If it helps, I was on Chrome Dev channel when this issue first started, I uninstalled chrome and installed the stable channel and the issue persisted.

Looking into the registry now to see if there are keys I can delete to prevent it from trying again... but eh, will see what happens.
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Same thing here... 

C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp contains a couple of Google Talk and Google Video logs such as: google_talk_plugin_installer_01d59964cad9bc9e.log 

The files weight 23GB in total and just keep expanding..

The content of the log repeats with the following lines:

I1116 15:21:35.020608   16504 msi_util.cc:37] C:\Users\edge\AppData\Local\Temp\google_talk_plugin_msi_{F9B579C2-D854-300A-BE62-A09EB9D722E4}01d599970c6d2ac4.log
I1116 15:21:35.020749   16504 msi_util.cc:62] =====================================================================
I1116 15:21:35.020870   16504 msi_util.cc:103] Uninstalling MSI {F9B579C2-D854-300A-BE62-A09EB9D722E4}
I1116 15:21:35.071461   16504 msi_util.cc:36] =====================================================================

I'm on Windows 7 and Chrome Version 78.0.3904.97 (Official Build) (64-bit)
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I have the same issue
I have Chrome Version 78.0.3904.97 (Official Build) (64-bit) on a Windows 10 PC.
Have logged request to Chrome Support
Hoping to receive advice as to how to fix as has been recurring for a week now.
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i renamed the Update folder to update.old that stopped it. nothing else worked.
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