Purpose of googletoolbar4.dll:
File purpose and description:
Googletoolbar4.dll is a program that most likely was installed by you. This program is a browser helper object, known as BHO, and it comes with the Google toolbar installation. The actual hard drive location is also shown below. If you have this then this is running everytime you open Internet Explorer, it does various things like add a free popup blocker and google search directly on your browser toolbar. Google is known for their search engine, but they also have various other free utilities like this popup blocker and toolbar. It is most often found on IE but now has versions for Firefox also, this file is considered safe and is not 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)
This is a DLL software module
File or folder location:
c:\program files\google\googletoolbar4.dll is where this is found on your disk.
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, googletoolbar4.dll 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 googletoolbar4.dll 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.