77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove MyRealGames Toolbar Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0006%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.41 days
779.05 days >
Average installed length: 409.33 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.2.3.33066 33.33%
1.2.1.23037 66.67%

Other programs by Ask.com

MyRealGames Toolbar Updater

What is MyRealGames Toolbar Updater?

MyRealGames Toolbar Updater is an Ask.com powered toolbar. 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 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)

Ask Toolbar lets you perform a search from wherever you are on the Web. It's free to download and fits right in your browser. No matter what site you're visiting, simply go to the Ask Toolbar already in your browser, and type in your search. Additional features include map information, the latest headlines, financial s...  Read more
Overview
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
  • Remove MyRealGames Toolbar Updater with Reason Core Security.
MyRealGames 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 MyRealGames Toolbar Updater.

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
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 1.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MyRealGames Toolbar Updater

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.
  • 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".
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 MyRealGames Toolbar Updater?

Quickly and completely remove MyRealGames 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 MyRealGames 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 MyRealGames 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 MyRealGames 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 MyRealGames Toolbar Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win 8 11%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Windows XP 11.11%
Windows 8 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 22.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.22%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%
Windows 8 Single Language 11.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.71%
  MA 7.14%
  South Africa 7.14%
  MU 7.14%
  Israel 7.14%
  Iran 7.14%
  Netherlands 7.14%
  Germany 7.14%
  Canada 7.14%
  AZ 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Sony 12.50%
Samsung 12.50%
Intel 12.50%
GIGABYTE 12.50%
Dell 12.50%
ASUS 12.50%
Common models
Sony VPCEL3S1E 14.29%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 14.29%
HP ProBook 4530s 14.29%
Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 14.29%
Dell Latitude E5420 14.29%
BIOSTAR Group N61PB-M2S 14.29%

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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