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What is gnotify.exe?

Gnotify.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if gnotify.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Gnotify.exe file information

The process known as Gmail Notifier belongs to software Google Gmail Notifier or Gmail by Google (toolbar.google.com).

Description: Gnotify.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file gnotify.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings" (e.g. C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\). Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 479,232 bytes (99% of all occurrences) or 549,360 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/gnotify.exe.html 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The application has no file description. It is not a Windows system file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with gnotify.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall Google Gmail Notifier software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista)
  2) go to the support area of the Google website.

Recommended: Identify gnotify.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "{0228e555-4f9c-4e35-a3ec-b109a192b4c2}" can run at start up.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as gnotify.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the gnotify.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

gmail notifer (Google mail). Informs you when you have a new email in your gmail account. Not Dangerous
Rests in your systray and checks your Gmail inbox every two minutes. Not dangerous, useful for Gmail users.
  Montoya   (further information)
Tells you when you have new email for Gmail. Adware/Spyware free.
GMail Notifier. Very useful.
Gmail notifier, resident program for inform you of mail
  Pascal   (further information)
Notifies you of new mail for your Gmail account. Not dangerous
  Keith Pierce   (further information)
gmail client. Consumes a lot of CPU
When this program is run, it sits in your tray and checks for new mail from your Gmail account.
  Doody   (further information)
It is a very dangerous worm that sends all of your gmail mails to a preiously specified e-mail adress.
dont bother with it just go and log in when you want or if you need email notification setup outlook express etc
part of GMail Notifier. A great utility if you have a gmail account
gives you notification of new emails to you gmail account
Very useful and harmless
Gmail Notifier. Informs you when you have new mail. Adware/Spyware free.
Polls the network every 1/3 second. Degrades performance.
Checks your gmail account for new e-mail, very useful
Gmail Notifier. Harmless if you knowingly installed, maybe harmful if you didn't for reasons stated above. Does NOT consume cpu power and very little memory. Polls Gmail server once every 5 to 15 minutes (when you log it into your gmail account).

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of gnotify.exe: based on 23 votes with 17 user comments.
20 users think gnotify.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks gnotify.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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