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What is GoogleToolbar_32.dll?

GoogleToolbar_32.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if GoogleToolbar_32.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.

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GoogleToolbar_32.dll file information

The process known as Google Toolbar belongs to software Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer or Visual C (version 64-bit) by Google (toolbar.google.com).

Description: GoogleToolbar_32.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file GoogleToolbar_32.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 192,144 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 305,328 bytes and 16 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/googletoolbar_32.dll.html 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO are AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. The GoogleToolbar_32.dll file is able to monitor Internet browsers. The file has a digital signature. The service has no detailed description. GoogleToolbar_32.dll is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If problems with GoogleToolbar_32.dll come up, you can do the following:
  1) remove the entire program Google Toolbar for Internet using Windows Control Panel
  2) use the software provider’s support
  3) update the program.

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If GoogleToolbar_32.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 48% dangerous. The file size is 256,112 bytes. The program has no visible window. GoogleToolbar_32.dll is a Verisign signed file. It is able to monitor Internet browsers. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows core file.

External information from Tony Klein:

  • This legitimate BHO (googletoolbar.dll, googletoolbar*.dll, googlenav.dll, googletoolbar_en_*.**-big.dll, googletoolbar_en_*.*.**-deleon.dll) is related to Google Toolbar

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GoogleToolbar_32.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the GoogleToolbar_32.dll 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 GoogleToolbar_32.dll: based on 21 votes with 2 user comments.
16 users think GoogleToolbar_32.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think GoogleToolbar_32.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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