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What does the g2mstart.exe file do?

The g2mstart.exe process is also known as GoToMeeting and is a part of GoToMeeting. This software is produced by Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems (www.citrixonline.com). An obsolete or defective version of g2mstart.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about g2mstart.exe GoToMeeting

g2mstart.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. G2mstart.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". The file size is 39,816 bytes.
This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The g2mstart file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 30% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A g2mstart.exe file has a 58% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 41,536 bytes. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves g2mstart.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about g2mstart?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall GoToMeeting

To remove GoToMeeting from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate GoToMeeting in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if g2mstart.exe (GoToMeeting) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of GoToMeeting. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for GoToMeeting or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or g2mstart.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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