What is Toolbox.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 Toolbox.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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Toolbox.exe file information

The process known as ToolBox Application Launcher belongs to software Advanced SystemCare (version 4) or CyLog ToolBox by IObit ( or CyLog Software.

Description: Toolbox.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Toolbox.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,760,192 bytes (89% of all occurrences), 1,096,592 bytes or 1,067,520 bytes. 
It is not a Windows system file. The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. Toolbox.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with Toolbox.exe, you may also visit the website, see if there is a newer version or completely remove Advanced SystemCare 4 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If Toolbox.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 2,759,680 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 2,760,192 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Toolbox.exe is not a Windows core file. Toolbox.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs.

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


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Best practices for resolving Toolbox issues

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