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MediaFire Toolbar Updater
What is MediaFire Toolbar Updater?
MediaFire 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
MediaFire Toolbar Updater is a software program developed by Ask.com. The most common release is 188.8.131.5229, 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 programs's main executable is Updater.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 3.98 MB of memory. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package is about 1.36 MB (1,424,880 bytes) when donwloaded. 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 those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.
- Malware detected in the program
- Automatically starts with Windows
- Integrates into the web browser
- Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
- Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MediaFire Toolbar Updater.
|Updater.exe (31b522014fc560c122cdfa72d47ca940) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:|
||a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.G
MediaFire Toolbar Updater 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 MediaFire Toolbar Updater.
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 1.36 MB
Files installed by MediaFire Toolbar Updater
|Program executable:||Updater.exe (Malware detected)|
|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.
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".
Resource utilization averages
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How do I remove MediaFire Toolbar Updater?
Quickly and completely remove MediaFire Toolbar Updater from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall MediaFire Toolbar Updater from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
- 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:
When you find the program MediaFire Toolbar Updater, click it, and then do one of the following:
- Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
- Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove MediaFire Toolbar Updater.
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.
- Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
- Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
How do I reset my web browser?
If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by MediaFire Toolbar Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Open Internet Explorer and click the Tools button, and then click Internet options.
- Click the Advanced tab, and then click Reset. Select the Delete personal settings check box if you would also like to remove search providers, Accelerators and home pages. When Internet Explorer finishes applying default settings, click Close, and then click OK.
- The changes will take effect the next time you open IE.
- At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
- To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens. It will close and be reset.
- When it's done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will open.
- Open Chrome and click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
- Select Settings. In the "Search" section, click Manage search engine. Check if (Default) is displayed next to your preferred search engine. If not, mouse over it and click Make default. Mouse over any other suspicious search engine entries that are not familiar and click X to remove them.
- When the "Show Home button" checkbox is selected, a web address appears below it. If you want the Homepage button to open up a different webpage, click Change to enter a link.
- Restart Google Chrome.
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HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%
MOST USED OS
Windows 7 (SP1)
100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
|HP-Pavilion AY652AA-ABA s...
|Dell XPS L701X
|Dell Dell System XPS L5...
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