How to Remove “googletoolbarinstaller.exe”

What is googletoolbarinstaller.exe?

Originally developed by Google, googletoolbarinstaller.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer that is associated with software Google Toolbar Installer. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by googletoolbarinstaller.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • googletoolbarinstaller.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 googletoolbarinstaller.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove googletoolbarinstaller.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.

  1. 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: 16 August 2008 at 1:41 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Google Executable 6ba04cb3652ba99d
7d647ae1ba1fb208
6df0a636
711ce0cfbd47aa8f
1fa2a4d014e81a36
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4, 0,
1601, 5904
N/A Turkey N/A
2 N/A Executable 84a3dca877cb9c86
6a9c934d3dea2bf5
581c67b1
205bc3e7c0b18cac
abb4be55009c9043
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A India N/A
3 Google Executable 0b7e5a2e07aed588
b038c328660b9d4f
9b26fda4
N/A Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4, 0,
1601, 4978
N/A Philippines N/A
4 Google Executable 94186309f61f5821
34ffb9dbfdb97318
9f324ecd
406840fffd11f576
bd8cb56e8e803b39
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4, 0,
1601, 4978
N/A India N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
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37

Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 7:32 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Google Executable ffdad96326ee0907
f9ef98ed17a8a43a
9dbcf770
3ce3c18cca8b636f
1cd690135932a76e
Yes 4, 0,
1020, 5070
N/A India
2 Google Executable 9aee3f3a3475afb7
eaeb2fd846359ff8
34cb09a8
8eff386a0a7468a9
43aba7ea6773003a
Yes 5, 0,
1112, 3348
N/A Internal Submission
3 Google Executable 9a0b6203c23cb188
061052791c022e83
21744338
N/A No 2.0 N/A Iran, Islamic Republic of
4 Google Executable 9273ba3749a86526
031cec8d9758d67a
b26ee6fd
N/A No 4, 0,
1019, 5266
N/A India
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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