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Should I remove Arcade Town Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 543.38 days
1421.08 days >
Average installed length: 746.67 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Arcade Town Toolbar

What is Arcade Town Toolbar?

Arcade Town Toolbar, powered by ASK, is a web-browser add-on that can appear as an extra bar added to the browser's window and/or menu. It is often installed (sometimes without warning) during the installation of other software. The Ask Toolbar and other applications are increasingly being bundled with programs; most notably freeware. It's usually installed during the installation of a program, and it's easy to miss the step where you can uncheck the Ask Toolbar option. Ask.com has entered into partnerships with some software security vendors, whereby they are paid to distribute the toolbar alongside their software. When you use the Toolbar to submit a query, the Toolbar forwards such query information to Ask servers. Ask.com uses this information to process your web search requests and to return a search results page to you. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked.

About  (from Ask.com)

Ask Toolbar lets you perform a search from wherever you are on the Web. It's free to download and fits right in your browser. No matter what site you're visiting, simply go to the Ask Toolbar already in your browser, and type in your search. Additional features include map information, the latest headlines, financial s...  Read more
Arcade Town Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Arcade Town Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: help.ask.com/link/portal/30015/30018/Article/1/How-do-I-remove-the-Ask-com-Toolbar
Help link: about.ask.com/en/docs/about/index.shtml
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ask.com\assets\oobe
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{86D4B82A-ABED-442A-BE86-96357B70F4FE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Arcade Town Toolbar

Program executable:updater.exe
Ask Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater\updater.exe
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.

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".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.57 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0095300407%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00190178%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00762826%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:4 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Arcade Town Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Arcade Town Toolbar 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 Arcade Town Toolbar 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 Arcade Town Toolbar, 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 Arcade Town Toolbar.
  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 Arcade Town Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win Vista (SP2) 33%
Win 7 (SP1) 17%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 33.33%
Windows 7 Enterprise 16.67%
Windows Vista Home Basic 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.44%
  Thailand 22.22%
  Australia 11.11%
  Ireland 11.11%
  MK 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Common models
VIA VT82C694X 16.67%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 16.67%
Dell Studio Slim 540s 16.67%
Dell OptiPlex 755 16.67%
ASUSTeK K43SJ 16.67%
Acer Aspire 5738 16.67%

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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