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Should I remove Alawar Ask Toolbar 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?
Reach 0.0004%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 278.63 days
889.89 days >
Average installed length: 467.57 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.2.4.35882 16.67%
1.2.3.33066 33.33%
1.2.1.23037 50.00%

Other programs by Ask.com

Alawar Ask Toolbar Updater

What is Alawar Ask Toolbar Updater?

Alawar Ask Toolbar Updater is a software utility that installs with the Ask.com internet browser toolbar and keeps it automatically updated.

About  (from Ask.com)

The ASK 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. The ASK Updater may also remind you to upgrade certain features of your Windows computer such as browsers, and other optional Micr...  Read more

Overview

Alawar Ask Toolbar Updater is a program developed by Ask.com. The most used version is 1.2.1.23037, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is Updater.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 1.53 MB (1,601,221 bytes). Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 64% of users of Alawar Ask Toolbar Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: help.ask.com/link/portal/30015/30018/Article/1/How-do-I-remove-the-Ask-com-Toolbar
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 1.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Alawar Ask Toolbar Updater

Program executable:Updater.exe
Name:Updater
Ask Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater\Updater.exe
MD5:bbf502550f6c5a6e8475c681b0c87481
Ask Updater runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
  • 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 'Updater.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe".
Network connections
  • 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:3.68 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0091227712%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00551148%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00361129%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,896,826
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:3
70 average
I/O reads/min:26 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Alawar Ask Toolbar Updater?

Quickly and completely remove Alawar Ask Toolbar Updater from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove Alawar Ask Toolbar Updater from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall Alawar Ask Toolbar 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 Alawar Ask Toolbar 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 Alawar Ask Toolbar 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Alawar Ask Toolbar Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win 7 17%
 
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 7 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.64%
  Iran 27.27%
  Germany 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 40.00%
Toshiba 20.00%
Samsung 20.00%
Lenovo 20.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 25.00%
Samsung RV415/RV515 25.00%
MICRO-STAR INTERANTIONAL ... 25.00%
LENOVO Lenovo H420 25.00%

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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