What is GTB.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 GTB.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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GTB.exe file information

The process belongs to software Google Toolbar by Google (

Description: GTB.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. GTB.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 49,152 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. GTB.exe is not a Windows core file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If GTB.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 6,928,792 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The GTB.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The GTB.exe file is not a Windows core file. GTB.exe is able to monitor applications.

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

ich bin mir nicht ganz sicher aber ich glaube es ist ein Toolbar-Programm von Google. Google-Toolbar=gtb . Was mir aufgefallen ist das es sich reproduziert mal ist es gtb22 mal gtb23 kann jemand helfen wie man dieses vom Rechner entfernen kann. Außer dem Tipp mit System neu installieren. Danke Euer Presslufthammer
Google Toolbar
Tatsächlich handelt es sich hierbei um eine Toolbar. Bei Dell-PC´s ist diese bereits Teil der Syteminstallation. Der Start kann über die MSCONFIG unter "Systemstart" deaktiviert werden
It is Google Toolbar

Summary: Average user rating of GTB.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving GTB issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with GTB. 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 GTB.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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