How to Remove “ggviewer.exe”

What is ggviewer.exe?


Originally developed by google, ggviewer.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as  Google Deskbar that is associated with software Google Deskbar.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

ggviewer.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after ggviewer.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS


How to check if your computer is infected with ggviewer.exe malware?

If your system is affected by ggviewer.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:
ggviewer.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory

  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites


To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove ggviewer.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove ggviewer.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 17 October 2010 at 8:34 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 GG Viewer Executable 0cb883219770cb12
d069800648253be3
7c29b17f
1176e116bfeea7ca
2885138b02d52f71
Unclassified
Malware
No 10 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission N/A
2 GG Viewer Executable 2e88b9c1d5f8ba5d
b51c5700e1c46e86
dfe7c59e
20507873fdc39a27
3e27f2d22c44acad
TrojWare.Win
32.PSW.Delf.
fxa
No 10 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 August 2009 at 6:32 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Google Executable 5f1f0bdb79ee707b
a4d1638c1c26ba1f
dc9f6d38
dd8060d5120fd5b4
caa5b49e2877e30e
No 0, 5, 67,
0
0, 5, 67,
0
Internal Submission
2 Google Executable 6e2e5109e408053e
718b28c27a391901
13a5f4e3
aa1f16e837a3f500
1ddc96c91d753174
No 0, 5, 81,
0
0, 5, 81,
0
Internal Submission
3 Google Executable 6e2e5109e408053e
718b28c27a391901
13a5f4e3
aa1f16e837a3f500
1ddc96c91d753174
No 0, 5, 81,
0
0, 5, 81,
0
India
4 Google Executable 5f1f0bdb79ee707b
a4d1638c1c26ba1f
dc9f6d38
dd8060d5120fd5b4
caa5b49e2877e30e
No 0, 5, 67,
0
0, 5, 67,
0
United States
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