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16%
16% of PCs block this file from running.

VersionsAdditional versions

5, 7, 9012, 1008 12.00%
5, 7, 8313, 1002 51.27%
5, 7, 7725, 1624 3.64%
5, 7, 7529, 1424 19.27%
5, 7, 7227, 1100 1.09%
5, 6, 5805, 1910 0.36%
5, 5, 5126, 1836 0.36%
5, 5, 4723, 1820 0.36%
5, 4, 4525, 1752 1.09%
5, 2, 4204, 1700 10.55%

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swg.dll

GoogleToolbarNotifier by Google Inc (Signed)

Remove swg.dll
Version:   5, 7, 7529, 1424
MD5:   ef9f69074ff0a48dd30fef5a33518d86
SHA1:   6eea66e892a4a22c5ec27670340427d836cc826f
SHA256:   bbfb4149ae1d6e5c5de8664c75b1bb3976ba0eda179c860dbe092d23e5baf51a

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

DetailsDetails

File name:swg.dll
Publisher:Google Inc.
Product name:GoogleToolbarNotifier
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\5.7.7227.1100\swg.dll
Original name:GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
File version:5, 7, 7529, 1424
Size:979.48 KB (1,002,992 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Google Inc
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Friday, June 18, 2010
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
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BehaviorsBehaviors

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}

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 35.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 9.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.50%
Windows 7 Professional 7.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 3.50%
Windows 8 Pro 2.00%
Windows 8 1.00%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 1.00%
Windows 7 Starter 1.00%
Windows 8.1 0.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 48.47% of GoogleToolbarNotifier.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 22.52%
Toshiba 13.51%
Hewlett-Packard 13.06%
ASUS 12.61%
Sony 9.01%
Acer 7.21%
Compaq 5.41%
Intel 4.50%
Lenovo 3.60%
Gateway 2.70%
GIGABYTE 1.35%
American Megatrends 1.35%
Sahara 0.90%
Samsung 0.90%
NEC 0.90%
Packard Bell 0.45%
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