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Old 2010-04-04, 17:08   #1
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Windows Vista 64 Bit....
Intel Q9550
IE 8.0

Lately most time when I open IE it is slow; windows open slow, refresh slow, etc.

When I check in Task Manager I see a process running called GoogleToolbarUser_32.exe*32 with a description of Google Toolbar Broker using 25% of the CPU.

If I simply terminate it IE is fast again.
It does not seem to want to end on its own.
It's been running 10 minutes now...SO I KILLED IT AGAIN!!!!

And insight into why it is there and how I "fix" it?
Thanks
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Old 2010-04-04, 17:25   #2
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There appears to be lots of people with the same problem.
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Old 2010-04-05, 04:16   #3
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Since I'm softer-hearted than retina:

http://www.google.com/search?q=Google+Toolbar+Broker

leads to

http://www.google.com/support/forum/...3c8cd437&hl=en

where a Google employee posted a month ago that

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We found the cause of the problem, and we'll work to release the fix in the next version of Toolbar (it's coming soon, so stay tuned).
(You can also uninstall Google Toolbar, if you wish, until then.)

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Old 2010-04-05, 04:45   #4
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There appears to be lots of people with the same problem.


AND Thanks

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Old 2010-04-05, 06:32   #5
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Intel Q9550

When I check in Task Manager I see a process running called GoogleToolbarUser_32.exe*32 with a description of Google Toolbar Broker using 25% of the CPU.
More important to realize is 25% = 1/4. Thus one core of your quad-core processor is blocked by this process. Any other process on that core is effectively crippled.

When using Task Manager with a dual/quad or more core CPU it's useful to understand that less than 100% CPU use can still mean something is LOCKED UP.

For example, I had a previous RAID driver issue. On my i965 it took me a while to realize that 12.5% CPU (1/8) actually meant that driver was FROZEN.

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Old 2010-04-05, 20:19   #6
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When I check in Task Manager I see a process running called GoogleToolbarUser_32.exe*32 with a description of Google Toolbar Broker using 25% of the CPU.

...

And insight into why it is there and how I "fix" it?
Thanks
Uninstall Google Toolbar?
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Old 2010-04-05, 22:48   #7
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Uninstall Google Toolbar?
DONE....thanks

But I do miss the icons of last-screens-visited when I open a new tab.

Once I hear news it has been fixed I'll have to reinstall it.
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Old 2010-04-06, 03:50   #8
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i am using Chrome and don't have any Google Toolbar installed. you don't have to have both. or do misunderstand and actually the google toolbar is putting the Chrome-esque most visited sites previews on your IE new tab page?

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Old 2010-04-06, 12:24   #9
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DONE....thanks

But I do miss the icons of last-screens-visited when I open a new tab.

Once I hear news it has been fixed I'll have to reinstall it.
Would trying firefox be an option for you?
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Old 2010-04-06, 16:50   #10
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Would trying firefox be an option for you?
Possibly....does it have the cool "Last Sites Visited" panel or list?

My son is also trying to talk me into Google Chrome.
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Old 2010-04-07, 03:27   #11
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chrome has a panel of your most visited sites, and a short list of the last few tabs you have closed.
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