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Should I remove Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
79% remove it21% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #38,434
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VersionDistribution 20.00% 80.00%

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Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer

What is Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer?

The Ask Toolbar 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. 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.

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


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is askBar.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.02 MB (1,064,973 bytes).
Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer 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 Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: help.ask.com/link/portal/30015/30018/Article/1/How-do-I-remove-the-Ask-com-Toolbar
Help link: dl.ask.com/toolbar/help.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AskBar\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AskBar\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer

Program module:askBar.dll
Name:Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Path:C:\Program Files\AskBar\askBar.dll
Additional files:
  • askBar.dll - Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • askPopStp.dll - Ask PopSwatter
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • askBar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'askBar BHO' with the class of {5A074B21-F830-49de-A31B-5BB9D7F6B407}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • askBar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ask Toolbar' with the class of {5A074B29-F830-49de-A31B-5BB9D7F6B407}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • askBar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Ask Toolbar' with a class of {5A074B29-F830-49DE-A31B-5BB9D7F6B407}.

How do I remove Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer?

Quickly and completely remove Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer 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 Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer 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 Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer, 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 Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer.
  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 Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 10%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 79%
Keep it 21%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows Vista 30.00%
Windows XP 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 30.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.46%
  Brazil 3.85%
  Argentina 3.85%
  Indonesia 3.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 71.43%
Toshiba 14.29%
Dell 14.29%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 12.50%
P4M80P AWRDACPI 12.50%
HP-Pavilion AY018AA-ABA p... 12.50%
HP Pavilion 061 ED895AA-A... 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard s5-1210t 12.50%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 12.50%

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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