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What percent of users and experts removed it?
78% remove it22% keep it
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VersionDistribution 33.33% 66.67%

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MyPlayCity Toolbar Updater

What is MyPlayCity Toolbar Updater?

MyPlayCity 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


MyPlayCity Toolbar Updater is a program developed by Ask.com. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 2.57 MB of memory. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 1.52 MB (1,596,557 bytes). Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 88% of users of MyPlayCity Toolbar Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MyPlayCity 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

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: 1.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MyPlayCity Toolbar Updater

Program executable:Updater.exe
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 'ApnUpdater' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.57 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0095300407%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00190178%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00762826%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:4 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove MyPlayCity Toolbar Updater?

Quickly and completely remove MyPlayCity 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 MyPlayCity 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 MyPlayCity 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 MyPlayCity 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 MyPlayCity Toolbar Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win Vista (SP2) 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 78%
Keep it 22%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 66.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Germany 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 33.33%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7748 33.33%
HP-Pavilion FQ563AA-ABA a... 33.33%
Dell Dell DXP061 33.33%

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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