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What is toolbarupdater.exe?

Part of ToolbarU Application

What is it?

AVG Toolbar Auto Updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
Description of toolbarupdater.exe from the publisher
The AVG Security Toolbar is powered by our unique LinkScanner® technology, keeping you protected from threats that can be hidden on any type of website. These threats rarely stick around for more than 24 hours. That’s why LinkScanner® actively checks web pages in real time at the only time it matters - before you click that link. LinkScanner® also places safety ratings next to your search results, allowing you to assess the safety of a given site before you go there. The AVG Security Toolbar all
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How does toolbarupdater.exe run?

Service - toolbarupdater.exe runs as a background Windows service (vToolbarUpdater12.2.0). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the toolbarupdater.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of toolbarupdater.exe users, 85.0% have disabled it.
How stable is ToolbarU Application?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is toolbarupdater.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01721% CPU172087.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.32 MB RAM6.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 40 /min1.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\avg secure search\vtoolbarupdater\12.2.0\toolbarupdater.exe

What else is related?

ToolbarU Application Stability

toolbarupdater.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (BEX)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate N (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: toolbarupdater.exe
Name: ToolbarU Application
Description: ToolbarU Application
Version: 12, 2, 0, 5
Size: 906.09 KB
Original file name: ToolbarU.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: AVG Technologies
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 3/29/2012
Expiration date: 3/30/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0180183047%
Privileged CPU: 0.0008095278%
User CPU: 0.01720877690739%
Privileged CPU time: 19.15 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 71,893,446
CPU cycle count /min: 420,640
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 42.57 MB
Peak committed memory: 45.32 MB
Paged memory: 1.32 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.39 MB
Paged system memory: 69.46 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.11 KB
Working set memory: 345.75 KB
Peak working set memory: 3.96 MB
Min working set memory: 255.5 KB
Private memory: 1.32 MB
Page faults: 3,280
Page faults /min: 8
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 8
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 4.63 KB
Read transfer /min: 24 Bytes
Total write operations: 54
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 3.72 KB
Write transfer /min: 21 Bytes
Total other operations: 240
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 1.91 KB
Other Transfer /min: 8 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
Handle count average: 80
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\vToolbarUpdater\12.2.0\ToolbarUpdater.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\vToolbarUpdater\12.2.0\ToolbarUpdater.exe"

Service details

Name: vToolbarUpdater12.2.0

Image hashes

MD5: ef51747440486c23bd466311048bd924
SHA-1: 2c31c030b6dadaa73e3da5198ea112b1139e5aea
SHA-256: 74b8fba59d838b9bf74e7f612d3bc7af83feed07ebacd3bf1b547723081729c2

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File entropy: 6.59936
File packed: No
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