What is xfire_toucan_27978.dll?

Xfire_toucan_27978.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 xfire_toucan_27978.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Xfire_toucan_27978.dll file information

The process known as Xfire Toucan DLL belongs to software Xfire by Xfire (

Description: Xfire_toucan_27978.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Xfire_toucan_27978.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 580,432 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The process has no file description. The program is not visible. The xfire_toucan_27978.dll file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The xfire_toucan_27978.dll file is not a Windows core file. Xfire_toucan_27978.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with xfire_toucan_27978.dll, you can also uninstall the software Xfire using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as xfire_toucan_27978.dll. Therefore, you should check the xfire_toucan_27978.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.


User Comments

Absolutely Harmless been running xfire for years no problems at all
part of Xfire gaming IM
  hypereall   (further information)
It's part of Xfire, which is a gamers im basically also has voip and a buncha other add-ons
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Summary: Average user rating of xfire_toucan_27978.dll: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks xfire_toucan_27978.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks xfire_toucan_27978.dll is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving xfire_toucan_27978 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with xfire_toucan_27978. 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.

To help you analyze the xfire_toucan_27978.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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