4, 1, 509, 1944 95.29%
2, 0, 301, 1654 4.71%



GoogleToolbarNotifier by Google Inc (Signed)

Remove GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe


GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe has 2 known versions, the most recent one is 4, 1, 509, 1944. GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. By adding a startup entry to the run registry key, the file will be executed when the user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 52.86 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to Google Inc by the certification authority VeriSign. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 3.75 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 5.09 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 10.27 KB per minute for reads and 39 Bytes per minute for writes.

What is GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe?

Google Toolbar Notifier is a Windows service that runs in the background to make sure that Google is your default search engine and is automatically installed on your PC when you install many of the Google applications such as the Google Toolbar or Google Chrome. This windows service is simply designed to make sure the default search provider is not changed.

About GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe (from Google Inc)

Toolbar Notifier protects your Google search settings and notifies you if a website or program attempts to change your default search settings. Sometimes malware attempts to redirect your searches to


File name:GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
Publisher:Google Inc.
Product name:GoogleToolbarNotifier
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\googletoolbarnotifier.exe
Issued to:Google Inc
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Monday, June 18, 2007
Expiration date:Friday, June 18, 2010


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'swg' → "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"

VersionsAll file variations of GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
5d61be7db55b026a5d61a3eed09d0ead 215950ce5d40907b041346f22b4e404ee591581d 38.48 KB
e616a6a6e91b0a86f2f6217cde835ffe edf35bad552fe80897eb3e9b088f00439503a815 67.24 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.50%
Windows Vista Home Premium 11.00%
Windows 7 Professional 8.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.50%
Windows 8 Pro 4.25%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.00%
Windows 8 2.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.50%
Windows XP Professional 1.25%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.00%
Windows 7 Starter 1.00%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 0.75%
Windows 8.1 0.50%
Windows Vista Business 0.50%
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 0.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 0.50%
Windows Server 2012 Standard Evaluation 0.50%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.25%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 48.56% of GoogleToolbarNotifier.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Toshiba 19.82%
Dell 15.62%
Hewlett-Packard 14.71%
Acer 10.81%
Sony 9.61%
ASUS 7.21%
Compaq 4.80%
Lenovo 4.80%
Intel 4.80%
Gateway 3.60%
Samsung 1.50%
American Megatrends 0.60%
Alienware 0.30%
Packard Bell 0.30%
Sahara 0.30%
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