What is swg.dll? Is swg.dll spyware or a virus?

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Process name: GoogleToolbarNotifier

Product: GoogleToolbarNotifier or Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer or My Book Device Driver or WordPerfect Office or TAS BOOKS Basic or InterVideo WinDVD

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Google (toolbar.google.com)

File: swg.dll


This is one of the dynamic link libraries belonging to the Google Toolbar Notifier, a companion to the Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer, which provides Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser with the ability to search directly from the URL address bar and create bookmarks with one click, abilities which are built into Google's Chrome browser. If you want a detailed security rating about your swg.dll (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/swg.dll.html 

Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!


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Users Opinions

Average user rating of swg.dll: based on 11 votes. Read also the 7 reviews.

  • 11822 users ask for this file. One user rated it as not dangerous. One user rated it as not so dangerous. 8 users rated it as neutral. One user rated it as little bit dangerous.

All comments about swg.dll:
I think its related to Google^^ but i donīt have a clue what its doing
This program will notify you when you attempt to change the Internet Explorer search engine to something other than Google and asks if you would like to allow the change. This program, when run, will also connect to Google's servers and check for new updates to to the Google Notifier.  See also: Link P.J
The process GoogleToolbarNotifier belongs to the software Google Toolbar for Internet or GoogleToolbarNotifier by Google Inc (toolbar.google.com). File swg.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows XP are 324536 bytes (94% of all occurrence), 325048 bytes. This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware.  See also: Link zigh
Zigh is correct, I believe to get rid of it, just uninstall the google toolbar. Since I use google a lot, I find the toolbar very useful. But keep in mind what zigh says about BHOs, and that they are used by spyware and adaware because your firewall doesn't recgonize it as anything other than it being your browser. MyGeekTeam
annoying process that reminds you to update google toolbar. have no clue how to delete it jennico
Google Noyifyer  See also: Link Daniel
Like Jennico says this is just an annoying process. To get rid of the process simply go to the REGISTRY and under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\RUN delete the swg file from the registry MC

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