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What is ToolbarUpdater.exe?

ToolbarUpdater.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 ToolbarUpdater.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.

ToolbarUpdater.exe file information

The process known as ToolbarU Application or ToolbarU Application (Official) belongs to software AVG Technologies or ToolbarU Application or vToolbarUpdater by AVG Technologies (www.freeavg.com) or AVG Secure Search.

Description: ToolbarUpdater.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ToolbarUpdater.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 711,112 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 1,734,680 bytes and 27 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/toolbarupdater.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows core file. It is a Verisign signed file. ToolbarUpdater.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
If you still experience problems with ToolbarUpdater.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > AVG Technologies or Facemoods)
  2) ask for help from Support.

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If ToolbarUpdater.exe is located in the Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 508,416 bytes. The process has no file description. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. ToolbarUpdater.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record inputs.

If ToolbarUpdater.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 508,416 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. ToolbarUpdater.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record inputs.

If ToolbarUpdater.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 508,416 bytes.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ToolbarUpdater.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Trojan.Gen or WS.Reputation.1 (detected by Symantec), and Mal/Generic-S (detected by Sophos). Therefore, you should check the ToolbarUpdater.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

From a antivirus solfware
  Tran Kim Tinh  
AVG's Toolbar for the web browser - an optional component of the free AVG Virus Scanner
  Shoddy   (further information)
not sure, been ridding of toolbar installs by carefully denying every one on freeware like any freeware has, and even spybot tried to install the yahoo toolbar. Deny deny deny, and this pops up in Security task manager
  Cooper Lee  

Summary: Average user rating of ToolbarUpdater.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments.
2 users think ToolbarUpdater.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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