Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

VersionsAdditional versions

5, 7, 9012, 1008 10.96%
5, 7, 8313, 1002 68.49%
5, 7, 7725, 1624 2.74%
5, 7, 7529, 1424 16.44%
5, 7, 7227, 1100 1.37%

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gtn.dll

GoogleToolbarNotifier by Google Inc (Signed)

Remove gtn.dll
Version:   5, 7, 8313, 1002
MD5:   76e7410b3a308f6960d3ce06dc7874ad
SHA1:   6921ee3173b5b85818a5396a2163f5adb33769bd
SHA256:   c2a061f5dab4c4bf3676c81ad8c0356ba59a6fff1d4c9eecdab635a3680a0456

What is gtn.dll?

Google Toolbar Notifier is a Windows service that runs in the background to make sure that Google is your default search engine and is automatically installed on your PC when you install many of the Google applications such as the Google Toolbar or Google Chrome. This windows service is simply designed to make sure the default search provider is not changed.

About gtn.dll (from Google Inc)

Toolbar Notifier protects your Google search settings and notifies you if a website or program attempts to change your default search settings. Sometimes malware attempts to redirect your searches to

DetailsDetails

File name:gtn.dll
Publisher:Google Inc.
Product name:GoogleToolbarNotifier
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\5.7.7227.1100\gtn.dll
Original name:GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
File version:5, 7, 8313, 1002
Size:146.52 KB (150,040 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Google Inc
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Thursday, November 13, 2014
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
More details

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.92%
Windows Vista Home Premium 12.33%
Windows 7 Professional 9.59%
Windows 7 Home Basic 8.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.48%
Windows 8 Pro 4.11%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.74%
Windows 8.1 1.37%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 1.37%
Windows Server 2012 Standard Evaluation 1.37%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 47.22% of GoogleToolbarNotifier.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Toshiba 25.71%
Dell 14.29%
ASUS 11.43%
Hewlett-Packard 11.43%
Sony 11.43%
Acer 8.57%
Gateway 5.71%
Compaq 5.71%
Intel 2.86%
GIGABYTE 1.43%
Samsung 1.43%
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