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Should I remove Auslogics Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #39,684
United States Rank #40,129
Reach 0.0027%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.53 days
605.65 days >
Average installed length: 318.22 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.15.25.0 36.84%
1.15.23.0 5.26%
1.15.15.0 26.32%
1.15.4.0 26.32%
1.15.1.0 2.63%
1.14.1.0 2.63%

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Auslogics Toolbar

What is Auslogics Toolbar?

Auslogics Toolbar is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within Firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.

About  (from Ask.com)

The Ask Toolbar helps you search the Web directly from you browser and provides convenient tools and links to make your Web surfing more enjoyable and productive!
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Auslogics Toolbar.
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

Program detailsProgram details

URL: sp.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: 3.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Auslogics Toolbar

Program executable:updater.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Updater
Ask Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater\updater.exe
MD5:31b522014fc560c122cdfa72d47ca940
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 'Updater.exe' 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).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

updater.exe
Memory:3.98 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001011287%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004446%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005667%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Auslogics Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Auslogics 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 Auslogics 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 Auslogics 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 Auslogics 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 Auslogics Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 8 3%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.63%
Windows XP 36.84%
Windows Vista 7.89%
Windows 8 2.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 35.14%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.92%
Windows 7 Professional 8.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.41%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.30%
  Germany 11.11%
  Russia 7.41%
  Japan 5.56%
  Brazil 3.70%
  Thailand 3.70%
  MA 1.85%
  Vietnam 1.85%
  Taiwan 1.85%
  UA 1.85%
  Belgium 1.85%
  Latvia 1.85%
  France 1.85%
  India 1.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 18.75%
Dell 12.50%
Toshiba 12.50%
GIGABYTE 9.38%
American Megatrends 9.38%
Intel 9.38%
ASUS 9.38%
Hewlett-Packard 6.25%
Lenovo 6.25%
Sahara 3.13%
Medion 3.13%
Common models
MICRO-STAR INTL, CO.,LTD.... 3.70%
KOUZIRO KOUZIRODT 3.70%
HP Compaq dx2300 Microtow... 3.70%
Gigabyte M61PME-S2 3.70%
Dell Inspiron 620s 3.70%
BIOSTAR Group G41D3C 3.70%

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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