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Should I remove Foxit PDF Creator Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,337
United States Rank #9,784
Reach 0.0457%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.58 days
725.02 days >
Average installed length: 380.94 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.17.9.0 0.68%
1.17.7.0 0.34%
1.15.29.0 1.69%
1.15.25.0 1.36%
1.15.23.0 0.34%
1.15.15.0 57.97%
1.15.4.0 18.31%
1.15.2.0 3.39%
1.15.1.0 3.39%
1.14.1.0 10.85%
1.14.0.0 1.36%
1.12.2.0 0.34%

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Foxit PDF Creator Toolbar

What is Foxit PDF Creator Toolbar?

This toolbar is typiclaly bundled with the installation of the free Foxit PDF Creator software. Foxit PDF Creator Toolbar is a software utility that installs with the Ask.com internet browser toolbar and keeps it automatically updated. The toolbar gets installed through bundled software. The default settings will automatically install toolbar as soon as you install the host bundler software on your PC. Sometimes KMPlayer Toolbar has a habit of leaving numerious files, settings and useless registry entries behind which might cause some stability and performance issues. Unfortunately, the Foxit PDF Creator Toolbar won’t be removed even you have uninstall the associated program that bundled it. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free PDF Creator program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when PDF Creator is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. Additionally, if the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

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
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Foxit PDF Creator 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
Foxit PDF Creator Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Foxit PDF Creator Toolbar.

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\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{86D4B82A-ABED-442A-BE86-96357B70F4FE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Foxit PDF Creator Toolbar

Program executable:updater.exe
Name:Updater
Ask Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater\updater.exe
MD5:6ea1bf3f6e6b0613351411a3eb6b85a2
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 'ApnUpdater' 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:3.68 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0091227712%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00551148%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00361129%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,896,826
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:3
70 average
I/O reads/min:26 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Foxit PDF Creator Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Foxit PDF Creator 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 Foxit PDF Creator 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 Foxit PDF Creator 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 Foxit PDF Creator 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 Foxit PDF Creator Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Server 2003 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.54%
Windows XP 18.98%
Windows Vista 5.76%
Windows 8 2.37%
Windows Server 2003 0.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.78%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.32%
Windows 7 Professional 12.54%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.75%
Windows 7 Starter 1.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.82%
  Iran 9.94%
  Germany 6.08%
  Brazil 3.04%
  France 2.21%
  United Kingdom 2.21%
  Israel 1.93%
  Hungary 1.66%
  Vietnam 1.38%
  Thailand 1.38%
  Australia 1.38%
  India 1.38%
  Canada 1.38%
  MK 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.40%
Hewlett-Packard 20.12%
Acer 14.79%
ASUS 9.47%
GIGABYTE 7.10%
Intel 4.14%
Medion 2.96%
Toshiba 2.96%
American Megatrends 2.37%
Sahara 2.37%
Gateway 1.78%
Compaq 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.48%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.61%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.61%
ASUSTeK K53E 1.74%
Acer Aspire 4741 1.74%
Acer Aspire 5349 1.74%

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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