What is GBPoll.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 GBPoll.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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GBPoll.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with GBPoll
GBPoll.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Norton GoBack Polling Service or GoBack Autorun Menu or GoBack Polling Service

belongs to software Norton GoBack or Norton GoBack Personal Edition or GoBack Deluxe Edition or GoBack Personal Edition

by Symantec ( or Roxio (

Description: GBPoll.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. GBPoll.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 507,904 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 548,864 bytes, 595,632 bytes or 763,016 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. GBPoll.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using GBPoll.exe, you can also uninstall Norton GoBack or Norton GoBack Personal Edition from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GBPoll.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the GBPoll.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.


User Comments

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Summary: Average user rating of GBPoll.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks GBPoll.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving GBPoll issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with GBPoll. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the GBPoll.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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