What is g2svc.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 g2svc.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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G2svc.exe file information

The process known as GoToMyPC Host Loader belongs to software GoToMyPC by Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems (

Description: G2svc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file g2svc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 249,904 bytes (60% of all occurrences) or 258,856 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The g2svc.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The g2svc.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). G2svc.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as g2svc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the g2svc.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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Summary: Average user rating of g2svc.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks g2svc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving g2svc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with g2svc. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 g2svc.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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