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.

1

Malware Entries

First Seen: 01 May 2010 at 7:31 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Google Inc. Executable 29174f2b2ccacf95
bee202470e10c990
56aec4b1
bd7a64059c5758ef
999823a76e600d3d
Heur.Suspici
ous
Yes 6, 5, 405,
1632
6, 5, 405,
1632
Internal Submission N/A
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20

Safe Entries

First Seen: 26 July 2008 at 9:01 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Google Executable 925d56ee739d24f2
eb473894fa6995e2
ebedb393
b67be6c03a063c59
ff61ef7f3c06a528
Yes 2.0 N/A United States
2 Google Inc. Executable 979e030a6626cf44
8fc8ac3656bd12ba
02340efd
bf5fb7e97a851163
01e5dc009a44a56f
Yes 6, 5, 510,
2046
6, 5, 510,
2046
176.24.96.7/32
3 Google Executable f7791ddf34086c6c
a06bdaf966c6282f
3accb199
4e5dfd6c2b42409a
f27340a1e7d4fe41
Yes 4, 0,
1601, 4978
N/A Internal Submission
4 Google Executable 060a9c10d29b8d7f
5a1552c41bf93bce
82c468e7
1b2772a402cfc89b
980a79e6393c5059
Yes 2.0 N/A Internal Submission
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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