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Should I remove MP3 Rocket Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,838
United States Rank #17,622
Reach 0.0079%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.50 days
722.86 days >
Average installed length: 379.81 days


VersionDistribution 17.12% 21.62% 23.42% 0.90% 0.90% 0.90% 11.71% 14.41% 0.90% 0.90% 4.50% 2.70%

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MP3 Rocket Toolbar

What is MP3 Rocket Toolbar?

MP3 Rocket Toolbar , powered by ASK, 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 (sometimes without warning) during the installation of other software. The Ask Toolbar and other applications are increasingly being bundled with programs; most notably freeware. It's usually installed during the installation of a program, and it's easy to miss the step where you can uncheck the Ask Toolbar option. 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. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked. Should the software be removed from the user's computer, the settings will need to be manually reverted back.

About  (from Ask.com)

This browser toolbar is customizable and will help you search the Internet with Ask and may provide other search features. If you consent to make Ask your default search,your Internet browser default search feature will be set to Ask and you will access Ask web search services by entering queries in your browser chrome...  Read more
  • 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
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MP3 Rocket Toolbar.
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
MP3 Rocket Toolbar 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: 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: 3.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MP3 Rocket Toolbar

Program module:GenericAskToolbar.dll
Ask Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll
The Ask Toolbar 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 (sometimes without warning) during the installation of other software. Ask.com has entered into...
Additional files:
  • UpdateTask.exe
  • updater.exe (by Ask) - Updater (Ask Updater)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'MP3 Rocket Toolbar' with the class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} (Ask Toolbar BHO).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'MP3 Rocket Toolbar' with the class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'UrlSearchHook Class' with a class of {00000000-6E41-4FD3-8538-502F5495E5FC} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Ask Toolbar' with a class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}.
Scheduled Task
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Scheduled Update for Ask Toolbar' (runs daily at 12:27 AM).
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 (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).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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
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 MP3 Rocket Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove MP3 Rocket 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 MP3 Rocket 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 MP3 Rocket 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 MP3 Rocket 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 MP3 Rocket Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 62%
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 70.27%
Windows Vista 15.32%
Windows XP 11.71%
Windows 8 2.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.55%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 7 Starter 3.64%
Windows 7 Professional 2.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.33%
  Brazil 6.67%
  Canada 6.00%
  Australia 5.33%
  United Kingdom 3.33%
  Philippines 2.67%
  Belgium 2.67%
  France 1.33%
  Ireland 0.67%
  South Africa 0.67%
  India 0.67%
  MU 0.67%
  Netherlands 0.67%
  Argentina 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.00%
Dell 21.33%
Acer 17.33%
Toshiba 10.67%
ASUS 8.00%
Sony 4.00%
Samsung 1.33%
American Megatrends 1.33%
Sahara 1.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.05%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.03%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.03%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.02%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650D 2.02%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 1.01%

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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