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Should I remove Ask Toolbar for Pogo Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,458
United States Rank #24,682
Reach 0.0021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 41.94 days
630.89 days >
Average installed length: 331.48 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.4.4.45269 10.00%
1.4.3.42067 13.33%
1.4.2.36670 16.67%
1.2.3.33066 6.67%
1.2.2.23821 26.67%
1.2.1.23037 20.00%
1.2.1.22229 3.33%
1.2.0.20007 3.33%

Other programs by Ask.com

Ask Toolbar for Pogo Updater

What is Ask Toolbar for Pogo Updater?

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

Overview

The most common release is 1.2.2.23821, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named Updater.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 1.53 MB (1,604,325 bytes). The installed file Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Ask Toolbar for Pogo 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
Ask Toolbar for Pogo 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: 1.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ask Toolbar for Pogo 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 165.254.35.120 (port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to 63.116.243.51 (port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-105.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (23.67.242.105 port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-107.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (23.67.242.107 port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-33.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (23.67.242.33 port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-40.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (23.67.242.40 port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-57.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (23.67.242.57 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 Ask Toolbar for Pogo Updater?

Quickly and completely remove Ask Toolbar for Pogo 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 Ask Toolbar for Pogo 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 Ask Toolbar for Pogo 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 Ask Toolbar for Pogo 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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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Ask Toolbar for Pogo Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 8 7%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Windows XP 10.00%
Windows 8 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.00%
Windows 10 Home 3.33%
Windows 7 Professional 3.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.00%
  Canada 6.00%
  TT 2.00%
  New Zealand 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 29.63%
Acer 18.52%
Intel 7.41%
Toshiba 7.41%
ASUS 3.70%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 3.57%
Dell Inspiron M5030 3.57%
Acer Extensa 4420 3.57%
powerspec E371 3.57%
P4M80P snc302eeh 3.57%
LondonDrugs Certified Dat... 3.57%

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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