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Should I remove Ask Toolbar for Pogo?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0006%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.17.7.0 25.00%
1.17.3.0 37.50%
1.15.15.0 12.50%
1.15.14.0 12.50%
1.15.1.0 12.50%

Other programs by Ask.com

Ask Toolbar for Pogo

What is Ask Toolbar for Pogo?

Ask Toolbar for Pogo, 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
Overview
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
  • Remove Ask Toolbar for Pogo with Reason Core Security.
Ask Toolbar for Pogo 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 Pogo.

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\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{86D4B82A-ABED-442A-BE86-96357B70F4FE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ask Toolbar for Pogo

Program module:GenericAskToolbar.dll
Name:Toolbar
Ask Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll
MD5:182e6ff83d72d8b7674c1da3536e626f
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...
  • updater.exe (by Ask) - Updater (Ask Updater)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MP3 Rocket Toolbar' with the class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} (Ask Toolbar BHO).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MP3 Rocket Toolbar' with the class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'UrlSearchHook Class' with a class of {00000000-6E41-4FD3-8538-502F5495E5FC} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Ask Toolbar' with a class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}.
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 toolbar.iad.ask.com (66.235.120.94 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

updater.exe
Memory:5.07 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000462215%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001932%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002690%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:4
70 average

How do I remove Ask Toolbar for Pogo?

Quickly and completely remove Ask Toolbar for Pogo 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 Pogo 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 Pogo, 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 Pogo.
  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 Pogo you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 8 13%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 8 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 8.1 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.47%
  Canada 11.76%
  Philippines 5.88%
  BA 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Acer 28.57%
Intel 28.57%
Dell 14.29%
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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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