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Should I remove MAGIX Toolbar Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,443
Reach 0.0021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 55.36 days
679.15 days >
Average installed length: 356.84 days


VersionDistribution 26.67% 6.67% 63.33% 3.33%

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MAGIX Toolbar Updater

What is MAGIX Toolbar Updater?

MAGIX Toolbar Updater from Ask.com is a web-browser add-on that can appear as an extra bar added to the browser's window and/or menu. It is often installed during the installation of other software. Ask.com has entered into partnerships with some software security vendors, whereby they are paid to distribute the toolbar alongside their software. When you use the Toolbar to submit a query, the Toolbar forwards such query information to Ask servers. Ask.com uses this information to process your web search requests and to return a search results page to you.

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


The most common release is, 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 primary executable is named Updater.exe. 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 1.36 MB (1,424,880 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.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MAGIX 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
Bundled relationships

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: 1.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MAGIX Toolbar Updater

Program executable:Updater.exe (Malware detected)
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.
  • (Malware detected) 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'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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 MAGIX Toolbar Updater?

Quickly and completely remove MAGIX 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 MAGIX 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 MAGIX 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 MAGIX 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 MAGIX Toolbar Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 87%
Win 8 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.00%
Windows XP 3.33%
Windows Vista 3.33%
Windows 8 3.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 76.67%
Windows 7 Professional 13.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.33%
Windows 8 3.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.29% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 54.29%
  United States 20.00%
  Austria 8.57%
  Belgium 5.71%
  Canada 2.86%
  Poland 2.86%
  Italy 2.86%
  United Kingdom 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 30.77%
Hewlett-Packard 19.23%
ASUS 15.38%
Samsung 7.69%
Acer 7.69%
Intel 7.69%
American Megatrends 3.85%
Dell 3.85%
Common models
Medion E6227 4.17%
Hewlett-Packard E60 4.17%
Gateway NE56R 4.17%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 4.17%
HP-Pavilion WK680AA-ACP p... 4.17%
MEDION X781X 4.17%

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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