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Should I remove Browser Tab Search by Ask for Google Chrome?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,776
United States Rank #46,333
Reach 0.0173%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.12 days
151.14 days >
Average installed length: 79.41 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.0.0.0.242 100.00%

Browser Tab Search by Ask for Google Chrome

What is Browser Tab Search by Ask for Google Chrome?

From the EULA:
"The Toolbar interacts with your computer by: Displaying advertisements, including without limitation by inserting into web pages or displaying over parts of such web pages advertisements, banners or coupons that would not otherwise appear; Converting words on pages you view into hyperlinks that are linked to advertisements; Communicating with our servers to check for new offers, the placement of offers, the date and time you install and uninstall the Toolbar, and whether an updated version of the Toolbar is available; Monitoring and recording the domain name of each page you view, the advertisements that appear on these pages, and the advertisements that you click."

About  (from IAC Search and Media)

The Ask Toolbar allows you to search the web using the Ask.com search engine directly from your browser. The Ask Toolbar is free to download and free to use.
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Browser Tab Search by Ask for Google Chrome.
msbloader.exe (2018874cd4d77b00414a7f514150d2f9) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3438 Search
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 4.0.3.14620 Adware.Win32.SearchSuite.81
CAT-QuickHeal 4.15.14.00 PUA.MSJDGBTIR.OD6
ESET-NOD32 9.11429 a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.K potentially unsafe
Qihoo-360 1.0.0.1015 Trojan.Generic
VIPRE Antivirus 39090 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2014.3.20.0 Adware.BrowserTabSearch.95136[h]
Browser Tab Search by Ask for Google Chrome 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/ArticleFolder/11/Ask-com-Browser-Toolbar
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\browser tab search by ask\safetynut\browsertabsearch
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Browser Tab Search by Ask\SafetyNut\BrowserTabSearch\BrowserTabSearchUninstall.exe" /browser=chrome
Estimated size: 1.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Browser Tab Search by Ask for Google Chrome

Program executable:msbloader64.exe
Name:Browser Tab Search by Ask
Path:C:\Program Files\browser tab search by ask\safetynut\browsertabsearch\msbloader64.exe
MD5:12cd5587e4bf3fa2848c2fa438fe6a5e
Additional files:
  • BrowserTabSearchUninstall.exe - Browser Tab Search by Ask (Browser Tab Search by Ask Uninstall)
  • msb.dll
  • msb64.dll
  • (Malware detected) msbloader.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • msbloader.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'msbloader.exe' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Browser Tab Search by Ask\SafetyNut\BrowserTabSearch\msbloader.exe".
  • msbloader64.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Browser Tab Search by Askx64' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Browser Tab Search by Ask\SafetyNut\BrowserTabSearch\msbloader64.exe".

How do I remove Browser Tab Search by Ask for Google Chrome?

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Or, you can uninstall Browser Tab Search by Ask for Google Chrome 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 Browser Tab Search by Ask for Google Chrome, 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 Browser Tab Search by Ask for Google Chrome.
  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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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 1%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.84%
Windows 8 27.98%
Windows XP 4.12%
Windows Vista 2.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.93%
Windows 7 Professional 9.88%
Windows 8.1 6.17%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.94%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

8.50% of installs come from India
Which countries install it?
  India 8.50%
  United States 8.10%
  Brazil 5.67%
  Philippines 4.86%
  DZ 4.45%
  Saudi Arabia 4.45%
  MA 4.05%
  Romania 3.64%
  Israel 3.24%
  Croatia 3.24%
  Hungary 3.24%
  Greece 2.83%
  IQ 2.02%
  United Arab Emirates 2.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.88%
Acer 20.00%
Dell 18.79%
ASUS 9.70%
Samsung 7.88%
Toshiba 5.45%
Lenovo 4.85%
GIGABYTE 3.03%
Intel 1.21%
MSI 1.21%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.13%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.31%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.48%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 2.48%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 2.48%
Dell Inspiron 3521 1.65%

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