googletoolbar_32.dll - Is googletoolbar_32.dll spyware, adware, or a virus?

what is googletoolbar_32.dll?
Purpose of googletoolbar_32.dll:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. googletoolbar_32.dll

File type:
Dll program - Files that have a dll extension are called modules/functions or programs loaded into memory.

Purpose of this file:
GoogleToolbar_32.dll is a program that most likely was installed by you. This program is a browser helper object, known as BHO, and it comes with the Google toolbar installation. The actual hard drive location is also shown below. If you have this then this is running everytime you open Internet Explorer, it does various things like add a free popup blocker and google search directly on your browser toolbar. (Note that you can view all BHO and startup programs running on your computer by running a software program like Complete Cleanup). This GoogleToolbar_32.dll file is most often found on IE but now has versions for Firefox also. This file is safe and is not considered virus or spyware related. Visit googletoolbar_32.dll for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the googletoolbar_32.dll location, where is it stored on my computer?
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll is where this is found on your disk.


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many spyware, adware, or popup programs do. If you suspect you have spyware or adware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, googletoolbar_32.dll may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. googletoolbar_32.dll can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is googletoolbar_32.dll spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove googletoolbar_32.dll?
        No, I would not remove this file.

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    GoogleToolbar_32.dll is a program that most likely was installed by you. This program is a browser helper object, known as BHO, and it comes with the Google toolbar installation. The actual hard drive location is also shown below. If you have this then this is running everytime you open Internet Explorer, it does various things like add a free popup blocker and google search directly on your browser toolbar. (Note that you can view all BHO and startup programs running on your computer by running a software program like Complete Cleanup). This GoogleToolbar_32.dll file is most often found on IE but now has versions for Firefox also. This file is safe and is not considered virus or spyware related. C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll is where this is found on your disk. Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.