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What does the GBPoll.exe file do?

The GBPoll.exe process is also known as Norton GoBack Polling Service or, as the case may be, GoBack Autorun Menu and is a part of Norton GoBack or, as the case may be, GoBack Deluxe Edition. This software is produced by Symantec (www.symantec.com) or, as the case may be, Roxio (www.roxio.com). An obsolete or defective version of GBPoll.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 GBPoll.exe Norton GoBack Polling service

GBPoll.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. GBPoll.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 507,904 bytes (40% of all these files), 548,864 bytes, 595,632 bytes or, as the case may be, 763,016 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. GBPoll.exe is capable of make itself undetectable by other programs as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 28% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

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 GBPoll.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 GBPoll?

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Eddie Buchanan

Summary: One user judges GBPoll.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall Norton GoBack or GoBack Deluxe Edition

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To remove Norton GoBack Polling service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Norton GoBack or GoBack Deluxe Edition in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if GBPoll.exe (Norton GoBack Polling service) 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 Norton GoBack Polling service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Norton GoBack Polling service 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 GBPoll.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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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