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Should I remove NASCAR Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach <0.001%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.3.3.0 100.00%

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NASCAR Toolbar

What is NASCAR Toolbar?

NASCAR 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.

About  (from Ask.com)

Search Application: The Search Application may install into your Internet browser or operating system and allows you to search the Internet with Ask.com (the “APN Search Service”), and may provide other features as further described herein or during the Search Application installation process. If you already have a S...  Read more
Overview

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 /I{86D4B82A-ABED-442A-BE86-96357B70F4FE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 907.9 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by NASCAR Toolbar

Program executable:UpdateTask.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Ask.com\UpdateTask.exe
MD5:df836053389f6f1f36f676c5f510aa3d
Additional files:
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll - Toolbar (Ask.com Toolbar)
  • UpdateTask.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ask.com Toolbar' with the class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} (Ask.com Toolbar BHO).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ask.com Toolbar' with the class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Ask.com 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 11:01 PM).

How do I remove NASCAR Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove NASCAR 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 NASCAR 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 NASCAR 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 NASCAR 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 NASCAR Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

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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