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Should I remove CutePDF Editor Toolbar Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #27,746
United States Rank #23,583
Reach 0.0063%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.59 days
990.80 days >
Average installed length: 520.59 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.2.6.44892 2.27%
1.2.5.42081 5.68%
1.2.4.35882 2.27%
1.2.3.33066 3.41%
1.2.3.30496 3.41%
1.2.2.23821 68.18%
1.2.1.23037 14.77%

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CutePDF Editor Toolbar Updater

What is CutePDF Editor Toolbar Updater?

CutePDF Editor Toolbar Updater is a software utility that installs with the Ask.com internet browser toolbar and keeps it automatically updated.

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

Overview

CutePDF Editor Toolbar Updater is a software program developed by Ask.com. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is Updater.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 3.63 MB of memory. 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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 47% of users of CutePDF Editor Toolbar Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.
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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 CutePDF Editor Toolbar Updater

Program executable:Updater.exe
Name:Updater
Ask Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater\Updater.exe
MD5:1ca034e7feb38fb4f3484aec092c403f
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 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:3.63 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1111757247%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.05682382%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.05435190%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,851,160
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:4
70 average
I/O reads/min:167 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:62 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove CutePDF Editor Toolbar Updater?

Quickly and completely remove CutePDF Editor 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 CutePDF Editor 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 CutePDF Editor 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 CutePDF Editor 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 CutePDF Editor Toolbar Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win XP 2%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.55%
Windows Vista 9.09%
Windows 8 5.68%
Windows XP 5.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.93%
Windows 7 Professional 24.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.49%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.75%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.17%
  United Kingdom 9.43%
  Canada 6.60%
  Brazil 4.72%
  India 4.72%
  Belgium 2.83%
  Finland 2.83%
  Australia 2.83%
  Italy 2.83%
  Sweden 1.89%
  Netherlands 1.89%
  Malaysia 1.89%
  Hong Kong 0.94%
  South Africa 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.33%
Dell 25.33%
Acer 13.33%
GIGABYTE 8.00%
ASUS 5.33%
Lenovo 5.33%
Toshiba 4.00%
Intel 2.67%
Sony 2.67%
Apple 1.33%
American Megatrends 1.33%
Samsung 1.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.94%
Dell Dell System XPS 15... 2.47%
CLEVO P170HMx 1.23%
Sony VPCYB15KX 1.23%
Samsung 530U3BI/530U4BI/5... 1.23%
LENOVO 1068AGU 1.23%

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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