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Should I remove APN Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #21,815
United States Rank #23,886
Reach 0.0112%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.47 days
751.45 days >
Average installed length: 394.83 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.4.4.45269 2.78%
1.4.3.42067 4.17%
1.4.2.36670 12.50%
1.4.1.34141 5.56%
1.4.1.29781 1.39%
1.4.1.28235 13.89%
1.4.0.25589 9.72%
1.3.1.26360 2.78%
1.3.0.23930 1.39%
1.2.5.36191 13.89%
1.2.4.36191 5.56%
1.2.4.35882 1.39%
1.2.3.33066 1.39%
1.2.3.29495 4.17%
1.2.2.26921 1.39%
1.2.2.23821 1.39%
1.2.1.23037 5.56%
1.2.0.20007 4.17%
1.2.0.19709 2.78%

Other programs by Ask.com

APN Updater

What is APN Updater?

APN (Ask Parnter Network) Updater is a software utility that installs with the Ask.com internet browser toolbar and keeps it automatically updated. The toolbar gets installed through bundled software. The default settings will automatically install toolbar as soon as you install the host bundler software on your PC. Sometimes the toolbar has a habit of leaving numerious files, settings and useless registry entries behind which might cause some stability and performance issues. Unfortunately, the toolbar won’t be removed even you have uninstall the associated program that bundled it. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free PDF Creator program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when PDF Creator is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. Additionally, if the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

About  (from Ask.com)

The APN Updater is a client application that came with your Ask Toolbar. The Updater's job is to keep your Toolbar up to date to provide you with new features and to increase compatibility. It may also remind you to upgrade certain features of your Windows computer such as browsers, and other optional Microsoft or ot...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in APN Updater.
Updater.exe (31b522014fc560c122cdfa72d47ca940) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1486 PUA.Win32.AskToolbar.81
ESET-NOD32 8.10201 a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.G
APN Updater has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: sp.ask.com/toolbar
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 1.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by APN Updater

Program executable:Updater.exe
Name:Updater
Ask Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater\Updater.exe
MD5:45c8e611c40af695669544f776d547d4
The Ask Toolbar is a free browser add-on that allows you to search the Web using the Ask.com search engine directly from the Internet Explorer browser. The Ask Toolbar is integrated with the 3rd party software downloads. During the...
  • Updater.exe (by Ask) - Updater (Ask Updater)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Updater.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ApnUpdater' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe".
Network connections
  • Updater.exe connects to 63.116.243.51 (port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-250-91.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (23.67.250.91 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Updater.exe
Memory:9.62 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000540210%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002389%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003013%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,913,583
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:65 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove APN Updater?

Quickly and completely remove APN Updater from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall APN Updater 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program APN Updater, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 APN Updater.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.33%
Windows XP 9.72%
Windows 8 4.17%
Windows Vista 2.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 39.44%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.86%
Windows 7 Professional 7.04%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.82%
Windows 8 Pro 2.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.80% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 35.80%
  United States 30.86%
  Belgium 4.94%
  Italy 3.70%
  Brazil 2.47%
  Germany 2.47%
  LY 1.23%
  Taiwan 1.23%
  France 1.23%
  RS 1.23%
  Finland 1.23%
  Australia 1.23%
  Russia 1.23%
  India 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 31.37%
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
Dell 17.65%
ASUS 13.73%
GIGABYTE 7.84%
American Megatrends 5.88%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 5.36%
ASUSTeK N53SV 3.57%
Hasee Computer Co., Ltd H... 3.57%
HP Pavilion dv6 NoteBook ... 3.57%
HP ProBook 4530s 3.57%
HP ProBook 4520s 1.79%

About Ask.com

Ask focuses on search traffic through various methods, the number being installation of its toolbars through a lot of bundle and rebrand programs.
Publisher URL: www.ask.com

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