5, 7, 6406, 1642 28.57%
5, 6, 5612, 1312 52.38%
5, 1, 1309, 3572 14.29%
2, 0, 1121, 2472 4.76%



GoogleToolbarNotifier by Google Inc (Signed)

Remove swg.dll


There are 4 versions of swg.dll in the wild, the latest version being 5, 7, 6406, 1642. It is integrated as a plugin to Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object, often without any obvious user interface, and will load for each instance of IE. The average file size is about 693.77 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Google Inc by VeriSign. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software from AuthenTec, Inc..

What is swg.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 swg.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


File name:swg.dll
Publisher:Google Inc.
Product name:GoogleToolbarNotifier
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\5.6.5612.1312\swg.dll
Original name:GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
Issued to:Google Inc
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Sunday, February 21, 2010
Expiration date:Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of GoogleToolbarNotifier.)
AuthenTec, Inc.
11% remove
ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software is a Biometric logon application that enables the user to logon to their personal computer through the use of the biometric fingerprint reader in replacement of a pas...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of swg.dll, select a unique version for details.)
Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object
Located in the registry at 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects'
  • BHO CLSID: {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D}

VersionsAll file variations of swg.dll

MD5SHA-1File size
a953e104137df406b70477d60bc29008 cf8e94f1a1f0e7eb47ad27adbddf74cd977a2a8a 983.55 KB
085940dbb5db03b0c60774d193a3b48d 9fea3148b6a86bd257e22c12b315aa0de46f09ef 822.55 KB
d1585b06ded161e13b905dc4ffbf7f12 e14a3f48a4bfc4efafc871c91ec9254513c66dcc 652.98 KB
907325051ce9d96d6f0f2766050ad6b2 09aac74a4171eb98aa6388f2a02947aac184a9e2 315.98 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.05%
Windows Vista Home Premium 19.05%
Windows XP Professional 14.29%
Windows Vista Ultimate 9.52%
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 4.76%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 50.00% of GoogleToolbarNotifier.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
ASUS 80.00%
American Megatrends 20.00%
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