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

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



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. 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


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 virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, 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, googletoolbarnotifier.exe 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. googletoolbarnotifier.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is googletoolbarnotifier.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

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

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    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. 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 Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.