googletoolbarnotifier.exe - Is googletoolbarnotifier.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is googletoolbarnotifier.exe?
Purpose of googletoolbarnotifier.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: googletoolbarnotifier.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe is a file which may have appeared on your system startup. The file location is also listed below, and should always be verified as spyware writers will often use the same named file or like named files and just locate them elsewhere in attempts to fool you. This googletoolbarnotifier.exe file it part of Google's software and it monitors your browser to see if anything tries to change your default search engine. Personally I think its kind of stupid as its just another thing running in the background on your computer, but for those that really are not familiar with how the default search works, you may like to have this to monitor your browsers default search. This will also appear in your system startup. This file is considered safe and is not considered spyware or adware related. Visit googletoolbarnotifier.exe 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 googletoolbarnotifier.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
You can find this file on your drive at C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.0.720.3640\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe or at C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe


  • Is googletoolbarnotifier.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is googletoolbarnotifier.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove googletoolbarnotifier.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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