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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?

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?

Additional System Details

This started when...

It's been going on for some time.

Installed Plug-ins

  • Google Update
  • MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows
  • Google Updater pluginhttp://pack.google.com/
  • 4.0.60831.0
  • RealNetworks(tm) RealPlayer Chrome Background Extension Plug-In
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1

More Information

Not sure this is only a FireFox thing. I've also used IE so I don't know where this come from.

Michael Verdi
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Helpful Reply

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.

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 [[Troubleshooting extensions and themes]] for steps to figure out which one.
tmdnh 0 solutions 1 answers

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

Not in uninstall but I eliminated it by uninstalling the Yahoo Toolbar in uninstall
gaiusgracchus 0 solutions 2 answers

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

You should see the uninstaller for the toolbar:

StartNowToolbarUninstall.exe

For XP, look here: C:\Program Files\StartNow Toolbar You should see the uninstaller for the toolbar: StartNowToolbarUninstall.exe
Straw_Cat 0 solutions 1 answers

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.

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.