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Should I remove Auslogics Toolbar Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,013
United States Rank #31,708
Reach 0.0048%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.19 days
448.19 days >
Average installed length: 235.49 days


VersionDistribution 7.35% 23.53% 17.65% 8.82% 4.41% 26.47% 5.88% 1.47% 4.41%

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Auslogics Toolbar Updater

What is Auslogics Toolbar Updater?

Auslogics Toolbar Updater gets installed through bundled software. The default settings will automatically install the Auslogics Toolbar as soon as you install the host bundler software on your PC. Sometimes Auslogics Toolbar has a habit of leaving numerious files, settings and useless registry entries behind which might cause some stability and performance issues. Unfortunately, this toolbar won’t be removed even you have uninstall the associated program that bundled it. It also may send event logs and other system-related information to a server, and may automatically download and install updates without notifying the user.

About  (from Ask.com)

The ASK Updater is a client application that came with your Ask Toolbar. The Updater's job is to keep your Toolbar up to date to provide you with new features and to increase compatibility. The ASK Updater may also remind you to upgrade certain features of your Windows computer such as browsers, and other optional Micr...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Auslogics Toolbar Updater.
Updater.exe (31b522014fc560c122cdfa72d47ca940) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.AskToolbar.81
ESET-NOD32 8.10201 a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.G
Auslogics Toolbar 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: help.ask.com/link/portal/30015/30018/Article/1/How-do-I-remove-the-Ask-com-Toolbar
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 1.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Auslogics Toolbar Updater

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.
  • 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 'Updater.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Updater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe'.
Network connections
  • Updater.exe connects to (port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to (port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-105.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-107.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-33.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-40.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-57.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-250-91.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.37 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0503762132%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02619046%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02418576%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Auslogics Toolbar Updater?

Quickly and completely remove Auslogics Toolbar 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 Auslogics Toolbar 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 Auslogics Toolbar 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 Auslogics Toolbar 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Auslogics Toolbar Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.76%
Windows XP 16.18%
Windows Vista 11.76%
Windows 8 10.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.71%
Windows 7 Professional 11.76%
Windows 8 7.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.47%
  Germany 14.29%
  Russia 7.79%
  Japan 6.49%
  Hungary 6.49%
  France 3.90%
  Iran 3.90%
  United Kingdom 2.60%
  MA 1.30%
  Brazil 1.30%
  Thailand 1.30%
  UA 1.30%
  Belgium 1.30%
  Norway 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.92%
Dell 12.50%
Acer 12.50%
Toshiba 12.50%
ASUS 6.25%
American Megatrends 6.25%
Lenovo 6.25%
Intel 4.17%
Alienware 2.08%
Sony 2.08%
Medion 2.08%
Common models
HP Compaq dx2300 Microtow... 3.17%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1534 3.17%
MSI MS-7786 3.17%
Dell Inspiron 580 3.17%
ASUSTeK N73JF 1.59%
MSI MS-7255 1.59%

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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