File purpose and description:
Swg.dll is a program which was most likely installed by you, and it would not have been preinstalled on your computer. The actual disk location is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware or adware simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This swg.dll file is known as part of the Google Toolbarnotifier, and it is from Google, Inc. You may see this in your BHO objects (running in your browser) if you have installed the Google Toolbar software. Swg.dll is considered safe and is not considered to be spyware or adware related software. (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 module.
File or folder location:
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\2.0.301.7164\swg.dll is the location alhtough the version number may change in the path above.
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, swg.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 swg.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.