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What is swg.dll?

Part of GoogleToolbarNotifier by Google

What is it?

Google Toolbar Notifier is a Windows service that runs in the background to make sure that Google is your default search engine and is automatically installed on your PC when you install many of the Google applications such as the Google Toolbar or Google Chrome. This windows service is simply designed to make sure the default search provider is not changed.
Description of swg.dll from Google
Toolbar Notifier protects your Google search settings and notifies you if a website or program attempts to change your default search settings. Sometimes malware attempts to redirect your searches to an unfamiliar search engine. If you confirm the change and choose a new default search engine, Toolbar Notifier will be disabled automatically.
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How is swg.dll loaded?

Internet Explorer BHO - The swg.dll BHO has a registered CLSID of {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D}. A Browser Helper Object (BHO) is a module designed as a plugin for Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser to provide added functionality. A BHO can introduce visible changes to a IE's interface, such as installing toolbars, but it can also run without any change to the interface.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the swg.dll file.Of the 0.3% of swg.dll users, 13.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is the loaded module swg.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
     0.00002743% CPU2.3%
Average thread CPU utilization across all loaded modules is 0.00120%.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\5.6.5612.1312\swg.dll

Are there other versions of GoogleToolbarNotifier?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.2.3790.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)

About Google Inc.

Google provides search and advertising services, which together aim to organize and monetize the world’s information. In addition to its dominant search engine, More...
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File details

File name: swg.dll
Publisher: Google Inc. (verified)
Name: GoogleToolbarNotifier
Description: GoogleToolbarNotifier
Version: 5, 6, 5612, 1312
Size: 822.55 KB
Original file name: GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Google Inc
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 2/21/2010
Expiration date: 2/22/2012

Resource utilization

Total CPU: 0.0000274305%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000191182%
User CPU: 0.0000083123%
CPU Cycle count /sec: 874
Module memory size: 840 KB

Internet Explorer BHO details

CLSID: {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D}

Image hashes

MD5: 085940dbb5db03b0c60774d193a3b48d
SHA-1: 9fea3148b6a86bd257e22c12b315aa0de46f09ef
SHA-256: ec414bf507a40536b8216da7d1bd151cf5bac62d772565119e42fdfc7b1568b4

PE image details

File entropy: 5.85911
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
crypt32.dll
gdi32.dll
iphlpapi.dll
kernel32.dll
ole32.dll
psapi.dll
rpcrt4.dll
setupapi.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
wininet.dll
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Export Table
dllcanunloadnow
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dllunregisterserver
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