Is gnotify.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of gnotify.exe:









File purpose and description:

Gnotify.exe is a software program that was most likely installed by yourself on your computer. The exact disk location is shown below so you can verify the hard drive folder and location. This is called the gmail notifier software, and if you use the gmail email service from google, you may use this to notify you of incoming email. This also offers you quick access to google gmail. Gmail is a free google email service. Gnotify.exe is considered safe and is not considered a virus or spyware related. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
gnotify.exe

File type:
Executable program file.

File or folder location:
This can be found on your hard drive at : C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe (or folders within this path).


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, gnotify.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of gnotify.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!