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What is swg.dll?


Swg.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 swg.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Swg.dll file information

The process known as GoogleToolbarNotifier belongs to software GoogleToolbarNotifier or Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer or My Book Device Driver or TAS BOOKS Basic (version v7) or BP iRAS (version 4.0 Suite for Passport) or TuneUp Utilities (version 2008) or Microsoft Office Word Viewer or v2.3 NSHP CECPV Calculator by Google (toolbar.google.com).

Description: Swg.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file swg.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 325,048 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 668,656 bytes and 28 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/swg.dll.html 
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 AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D or AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D=. The program is not visible. It is able to monitor web browsers. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. The swg.dll file is a Verisign signed file. Swg.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
It is possible to uninstall Google Toolbar for Internet software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 8/7/Vista), turn to the software developer, Google, for advice or update the program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as swg.dll. Therefore, you should check the swg.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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I think its related to Google^^ but i don´t have a clue what its doing
   
This program will notify you when you attempt to change the Internet Explorer search engine to something other than Google and asks if you would like to allow the change. This program, when run, will also connect to Google's servers and check for new updates to to the Google Notifier.
  P.J   (further information)
The process GoogleToolbarNotifier belongs to the software Google Toolbar for Internet or GoogleToolbarNotifier by Google Inc (toolbar.google.com). File swg.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows XP are 324536 bytes (94% of all occurrence), 325048 bytes. 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.
  zigh   (further information)
Zigh is correct, I believe to get rid of it, just uninstall the google toolbar. Since I use google a lot, I find the toolbar very useful. But keep in mind what zigh says about BHOs, and that they are used by spyware and adaware because your firewall doesn't recgonize it as anything other than it being your browser.
  MyGeekTeam  
annoying process that reminds you to update google toolbar. have no clue how to delete it
  jennico  
Google Noyifyer
  Daniel   (further information)
Like Jennico says this is just an annoying process. To get rid of the process simply go to the REGISTRY and under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\RUN delete the swg file from the registry
  MC  

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Summary: Average user rating of swg.dll: based on 11 votes with 7 user comments. One user thinks swg.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 8 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.


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Best practices for resolving swg issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with swg. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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



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