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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 (vToolbarUpdater10.2.0). 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the toolbarupdater.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of toolbarupdater.exe users, 73.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is toolbarupdater.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00561% CPU56101.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.24 MB RAM15.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\avg secure search\vtoolbarupdater\12.2.6\toolbarupdater.exe

Are there other versions of ToolbarU Application?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
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File details

File name: toolbarupdater.exe
Name: ToolbarU Application
Description: ToolbarU Application
Version: 14, 0, 0, 12
Size: 923.32 KB
Original file name: ToolbarU.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0058906953%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002805093%
User CPU: 0.00561018599848%
Privileged CPU time: 62.4 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 341,096,649
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 57.44 MB
Peak committed memory: 58.44 MB
Paged memory: 3.24 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.25 MB
Paged system memory: 94.98 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.67 KB
Working set memory: 5.82 MB
Peak working set memory: 5.83 MB
Min working set memory: 5.81 MB
Private memory: 3.24 MB
Page faults: 2,859
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 11
Total read transfer: 5.44 KB
Total write operations: 133
Total write transfer: 10.28 KB
Total other operations: 1,536
Total other transfer: 87.58 KB
Handle count average: 90
Thread count average: 7
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\vToolbarUpdater\14.0.1\ToolbarUpdater.exe"

Service details

Name: vToolbarUpdater10.2.0

Image hashes

MD5: b0b035283926b9aefdac5bb6b63807eb
SHA-1: 826fead0e8ae86932e119018ee3467597d64317b
SHA-256: 91cdb2d37033b8b2a2ebc46d044660c0306f035fbbe1bfc94e7b9a500ac8573c

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File packed: No
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