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Should I remove MP3 Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
62% remove it38% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0008%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.15.2.0 100.00%

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MP3 Toolbar

What is MP3 Toolbar?

MP3 Toolbar is a web browser toolbar and extension that modifies the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a third-party software distribution. As for distribution, the toolbar is typically bundled with 3rd party publishers in order to try to maximize install revenue as typically payouts per installation is between a few cents and a couple dollars depending on the geographical location of the host.

What the toolbar does:
- Change of the default search engine, including the Browser's built-in search box, and address bar.
- Addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found”.
- Change of the default Home Page and/or New Tabs, and protect your search settings.

About  (from Ask.com)

An updater component (“Updater”) may also automatically install alongside a Search Application in order to facilitate updates to the applicable Search Application. If such an Updater is installed, it will uninstall when the applicable Search Application is uninstalled.
Overview
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
  • Remove MP3 Toolbar with Reason Core Security.

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\assets\oobe
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{86D4B82A-ABED-442A-BE86-96357B70F4FE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MP3 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".
Network connections
  • 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 MP3 Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove MP3 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 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 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 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 Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 18%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 62%
Keep it 38%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.82%
Windows Vista 18.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 36.36%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.18%
Windows Vista Home Basic 18.18%
Windows 7 Starter 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 7 Home Basic 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.57%
  Costa Rica 14.29%
  Argentina 14.29%
  LY 7.14%
  France 7.14%
  IQ 7.14%
  Venezuela 7.14%
  Netherlands 7.14%
  Peru 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 55.56%
Dell 22.22%
Lenovo 11.11%
Acer 11.11%
Common models
MSI MS-7366 9.09%
MSI ML-7309 9.09%
HP ProBook 4530s 9.09%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 9.09%
HP G56 Notebook PC 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard CQ5606LA 9.09%

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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