What is Notifier.exe?

The genuine Notifier.exe file is a software component of Browser by Browser is an Internet browser for the Microsoft Windows platform. Notifier.exe runs a process for the Browser that updates users on email, news, and weather related notifications. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Browser is a web browser designed for Internet surfing, mail and WhatsApp integration, news updates, weather forecasts, and more. The browser also provides security features to protect computers against malicious websites and software. The Browser is specifically targeted towards German-speakers. is an online service of Ströer Digital Publishing GmbH, a 100 percent subsidiary of the Ströer Content Group. is an online news and media web portal that is one of the top ten websites in Germany according to Internet traffic with over 32 million users per month. The service was established in its current form in 1995 after the former BTX of Deutsche Telekom was renamed T-Online.

Notifier stands for Browser Notifier Process

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 Notifier.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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Notifier.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Notifier
Notifier.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Steganos Notifier belongs to software OkayFreedom or Feed Notifier by Steganos Software GmbH (

Description: Notifier.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Notifier.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 368,640 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 4,047,888 bytes and 15 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Notifier.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program OkayFreedom or T-Online, or ask the software vendor for support. Click on OkayFreedom or T-Online in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

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If Notifier.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 40% dangerous. The file size is 149,488 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 48,489 bytes. The Notifier.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. Notifier.exe is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company.

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

  Josh Taylor  
ist eine Datei von T-online 6
  Paul Ganal  
wird von t-online installiert - eMailabfrager
  F. Krüger   (further information) windows alert rogram
  Steven   (further information)
If you install the "Office 2010 Getting Started Screensaver" then notifier.exe is the background process.
  M. Varisco   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of Notifier.exe: based on 7 votes with 5 user comments. 4 users think Notifier.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks Notifier.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving Notifier issues

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