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Should I remove Google Gmail Notifier?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #3,874
United States Rank #3,185
Reach 0.1402%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.66 days
698.01 days >
Average installed length: 366.75 days

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Google Gmail Notifier

What is Google Gmail Notifier?  (from Google Inc)

The Gmail Notifier is an application that alerts you when you have new Gmail messages. It displays an icon in your system tray to let you know if you have unread Gmail messages, and shows you their subjects, senders and snippets, all without your having to open a web browser.


Google Gmail Notifier is a software program developed by Google Inc. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is gnotify.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 8.98 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 523.83 KB (536,399 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 58% of users of Google Gmail Notifier come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: toolbar.google.com/gmail-helper/notifier_windows.html
Help link: mail.google.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\google\gmail notifier
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\UninstallGmail.exe"
Estimated size: 523.83 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Google Gmail Notifier

Program executable:gnotify.exe
Gmail Notifier
Path:C:\Program Files\google\gmail notifier\gnotify.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • UninstallGmail.exe
  • Gmail Notifier.exe (by www.gmailnotifier.com) - Gmail Notifier
  • GmailInstaller.exe
  • gnotify1.0.25.0J.exe (by AjariSoft) - DWiff (Update for Windows95)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • gnotify.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{241A9129-D814-46BD-9540-118B031ED966}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • gnotify.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named '{0228e555-4f9c-4e35-a3ec-b109a192b4c2}' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • gnotify.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '{0228e555-4f9c-4e35-a3ec-b109a192b4c2}' which loads as C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • gnotify.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.98 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005055849%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00033800%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00016759%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:8,371
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:16 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:42 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Google Gmail Notifier?

You can uninstall Google Gmail Notifier from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Google Gmail Notifier, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Google Gmail Notifier.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.74%
Windows 10 11.46%
Windows XP 11.21%
Windows Vista 9.51%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.31%
Windows 7 Professional 11.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.02%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.68%
Windows 10 Home 2.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.33%
  United Kingdom 4.55%
  Canada 3.98%
  Israel 3.64%
  France 2.46%
  Italy 1.95%
  Spain 1.52%
  Hungary 1.33%
  Australia 1.19%
  Sweden 1.19%
  India 1.19%
  Netherlands 1.19%
  Belgium 1.07%
  Germany 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.18%
Hewlett-Packard 24.81%
Acer 14.74%
ASUS 7.05%
Toshiba 7.05%
Samsung 3.61%
Intel 3.49%
American Megatrends 1.54%
Lenovo 1.42%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.76%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.32%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.46%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.46%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.74%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.74%

About Google Inc

Google provides Internet-based products and services such as advertising technologies, internet search, cloud computing, and software.
Publisher URL: www.google.com

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cjover a year ago
There is no program listed for Gmail, I canceled my account, however the icons are still on my computer screen. How do I remove them?