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What is g2comm.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the g2comm.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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G2comm.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with g2comm
G2comm.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Citrix Online Communications or GoToMyPC Communications belongs to software Citrix Online Communications or GoToMyPC or Able2Extract by Citrix Online (www.citrixonline.com) or Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems (www.citrixonline.com).

Description: G2comm.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. G2comm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 576,608 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 590,384 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/g2comm.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. It is a Verisign signed file. The g2comm.exe file is digitally signed. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. G2comm.exe is able to monitor applications and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
If there are any problems with g2comm.exe, you can do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as g2comm.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the g2comm.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.

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User Comments

rule to note cytrix is the maker of Go to MY PC so if you have that software installed then you know what to do :-P
  Agentsx  
I can confirm it is a Citrix process - part of GoToMyPC
  Dylan Davies  
Also part of Citrix GoToMeeting downloadables.
  DonVW   (further information)
Definitely a "GoToMyPC file
  Arnie Grossman  
Part of GoToMyPC process. When AV blocks it, I am unable to connect to my remote computer.
  James Cobb  
1 of 3 not necessary processes left running after Citrix go2meeting is shutdown even though they claim nothing is left running.
  fic  

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Summary: Average user rating of g2comm.exe: based on 7 votes with 6 user comments. 3 users think g2comm.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.


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Best practices for resolving g2comm issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with g2comm. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the g2comm.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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