What is GoogleWebAccToolbar.dll?

The genuine GoogleWebAccToolbar.dll file is a software component of Google Web Accelerator by Google.
GoogleWebAccToolbar.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that belongs to Google Web Accelerator, a web accelerator writer by Google that effectively sped up download speeds through data compression, content prefetching, and sharing cached data between multiple users. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. This file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that adds program functionality to Microsoft's Internet Explorer and other Internet browsers. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. The Google Web Accelerator was initially released on May 4, 2005. It worked through a client software installed on a computer that used data caching on Google's servers. It was built solely for the Windows platform. The Google Web Accelerator was discontinued in 2008 owing to bugs and privacy issues. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Ph.D. students at Stanford. Google has since grown into one of the biggest companies in the world, offering hundreds of services, including webmail (Gmail), cloud storage (Google Drive), office software (Google Docs) and social networking services (Google+). Alexa, which provides web traffic data, lists Google as the world's most visited website. Its popularity has led to huge media coverage, including a major critique of the company over copyright, censorship, and privacy issues. Google is headquartered in Googleplex, Mountain View, California, USA.

GoogleWebAccToolbar stands for Google Web Accelerator Toolbar

GoogleWebAccToolbar.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about GoogleWebAccToolbar.dll.

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GoogleWebAccToolbar.dll file information

There is relatively little known about this process along the lines of the following technical specificaitons.

Description: GoogleWebAccToolbar.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. GoogleWebAccToolbar.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 311,296 bytes (78% of all occurrences), 237,568 bytes or 303,104 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 69A87B7D-DE56-4136-9655-716BA50C19C7. The program has no file description. The program is not visible. The file is able to monitor web browsers. The GoogleWebAccToolbar.dll file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify GoogleWebAccToolbar.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GoogleWebAccToolbar.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the GoogleWebAccToolbar.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If GoogleWebAccToolbar.dll has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

Part of Google's {experimental} proxy for broadbandusers. The download of the program is taken offline for a reason... It might cache you passwords on certain {insecure} sites. It might also pre-cache pages like 'unsubscribe'. Highly dangerous for your privacy. However, if this is no problem for you and/or you do not enter sensitive data on the web, it accelerates pr0n sites very fast! ;)
  Rick Dangerous   (further information)
Depends what you us your PC for. see comment above
Part of Google Web Accelerator. Never had any problems, appears to be harmless.
This is part of google's internet booster thingy, it accualy help abit, but turn it OFF if your baning of doing sumthin personal...
  your mamma  
it accelerates the page loading...havent had any problem though...
Google accelerator tool. Used to speed up internet page load times with broadband users. Does affect your privacy but if your not to bothered about that you're fine
  C =)   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of GoogleWebAccToolbar.dll: based on 6 votes with 6 user comments. 2 users think GoogleWebAccToolbar.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks GoogleWebAccToolbar.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving GoogleWebAccToolbar issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active GoogleWebAccToolbar process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the GoogleWebAccToolbar.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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