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What is the googletoolbar3.dll component needed for?

Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.

The googletoolbar3.dll process is also known as Google IE Client Toolbar and is a part of Google Toolbar for IE or, as the case may be, Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer. This software is produced by Google (toolbar.google.com). An obsolete or defective version of googletoolbar3.dll 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 googletoolbar3.dll Google IE Client Toolbar

googletoolbar3.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file googletoolbar3.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" (usually C:\Program Files\google\). Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,403,392 bytes (88% of all these files), 2,108,480 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7. This googletoolbar3.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Googletoolbar3.dll possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The googletoolbar3 file is not part of the Windows operating system. Googletoolbar3.dll is capable of record keystrokes as well as track other applications. For this reason, 48% 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 googletoolbar3.dll. 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 googletoolbar3?

As the process description says, this is the Google Toolbar for IE and is installed by the user choosing to install it. (further information...)
Kaitain Heavy Industries
it's ok. it's the google toolbar
urik
it is safe. installed by the user.
Ronch
Google toolbar
Google toolbar.. crashes IE a lot, but not malicious ;)
Rocketelf

Summary: 15 users judge googletoolbar3.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted googletoolbar3.dll. source: file.net

How to uninstall Google Toolbar for IE or Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer

googletoolbar3.dll Google IE Client Toolbar fix

To remove Google IE Client Toolbar 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 Google Toolbar for IE or Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if googletoolbar3.dll (Google IE Client Toolbar) 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 Google IE Client Toolbar. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Google IE Client Toolbar 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 googletoolbar3.dll 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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