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toolbar updater service.exe is consuming lots of cpu time. how do I stop / slow or get rid of it?

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A. computer is slow. B. Windows Task Manager shows "ToolbarUpdaterService.exe frequently is consuming 99% of CPU time. Rumor has it this may be a Google thing.  ?What to do?

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Try looking in the uninstall program control panel for ToolbarUpdaterService.exe - you may be able to uninstall it.

If that doesn't work, it may be one of your add-ons. In that case: First, go to the Firefox button > Help > Restart with add-ons disabled. If that fixes the problem it means one of your add-ons is the cause. See Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems for steps to figure out which one.

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Not in uninstall but I eliminated it by uninstalling the Yahoo Toolbar in uninstall

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For XP, look here: C:\Program Files\StartNow Toolbar

You should see the uninstaller for the toolbar:

StartNowToolbarUninstall.exe

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On my machine, toolbaruploader.exe is in the C:\Windows\prefetch folder, according to a search using the start/search route, and apparently was installed by a recent upgrade of the AVG Pro antivirus software. As an experiment, I just shut it down using task manager. So far, my machine hasn't crashed. :-)

The AVG added a bunch of irritating extras: So far I've deleted the Uniblue registry fixer thingy and would like to deep-six the AVG isearch toolbar.