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What is ToolbarUpdater.exe?

ToolbarUpdater.exe is part of ToolbarU Application according to the ToolbarUpdater.exe version information.

ToolbarUpdater.exe's description is "ToolbarU Application"

ToolbarUpdater.exe is digitally signed by AVG Technologies.

ToolbarUpdater.exe is usually located in the 'E:\Program Files\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\vToolbarUpdater\8.0.1\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about ToolbarUpdater.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

Product nameToolbarU Application
File descriptionToolbarU Application
Internal nameToolbarU
Original filenameToolbarU.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2011
Product version8, 0, 0, 33
File version8, 0, 0, 33

The following is the available information on ToolbarUpdater.exe:

Product nameToolbarU Application
File descriptionToolbarU Application
Internal nameToolbarU
Original filenameToolbarU.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2011
Product version8, 0, 0, 33
File version8, 0, 0, 33

Digital signatures [?]

This file has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameAVG Technologies
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2009-2 CA
Certificate serial number20ebfbcfc7970c887cb0510aa423a604

VirusTotal report

None of the 44 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the ToolbarUpdater.exe file.

None of the 44 anti-virus programs detected the ToolbarUpdater.exe file.

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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to toolbarupdater.exe:

toolbarupdater.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

toolbarupdater.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

ToolbarU Application has stopped working.

End Program - toolbarupdater.exe. This program is not responding.

toolbarupdater.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

toolbarupdater.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with the file. 86% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 193 users.

User vote results: There were 166 votes to remove and 27 votes to keep

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Malware or legitimate?

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Roger Karlsson writes

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ToolbarUpdater.exe is part of AVG Secure Search. AVG Secure Search was bundled with another software called DriverMax, which I downloaded via

# 11 Jul 2012, 12:24

Guillermo writes

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El día de hoy 26/07/16, un programa que tengo instalado (lo digo así porque yo no lo instalé, será alguno de mis hijos) detectó al archivo toolbarupdater.exe como potencialmente malicioso y me recomendó eliminarlo. Como el archivo es parte de AVG, me pareció que era por eso que lo marcaba y lo dejé. Pero siguiendo a la mayoría, y como no es imprescindible opto por borrarlo. En todo caso, si realmente lo necesitase AVG lo recupera automáticamente.

# 26 Jul 2016, 6:37

Roger Karlsson writes

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Google translate for Guillermo's comment:

"07/26/16 Today , a program that I have installed (I say so because I did not installed , it will be one of my children ) to toolbarupdater.exe detected as potentially malicious file and recommended deleting it. As the file is part of AVG , I thought that was why I marked and left . But according to most , and as it is not essential choose to delete it. In any case , if you really needed it automatically retrieves AVG ."

# 12 Aug 2016, 5:27

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