74,139,804 programs installed

Should I remove Nero Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0009%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 147.62 days
725.34 days >
Average installed length: 381.11 days


VersionDistribution 8.33% 25.00% 16.67% 8.33% 8.33% 16.67% 8.33% 8.33%

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Nero Toolbar

What is Nero Toolbar?

Nero 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)

During the Search Application download process, you may be given the option to reset your Internet browsers' default homepage (or similar page – e.g., a start page, start tab, etc.) to Ask.com or some other specified webpage, and/or reset your new tab page (in compatible browsers) to an APN new tab product. If you elec...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Nero Toolbar.
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
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.)
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 3.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nero Toolbar

Program executable:updater.exe
Ask Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater\updater.exe

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:3.98 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001011287%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004446%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005667%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Nero Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Nero Toolbar from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove Nero Toolbar from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall Nero 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 Nero 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 Nero 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 Nero Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win XP 8%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.33%
Windows Vista 33.33%
Windows XP 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.33%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Basic 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.18%
  Brazil 17.65%
  Germany 17.65%
  Belgium 5.88%
  BG 5.88%
  Canada 5.88%
  France 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.45%
American Megatrends 9.09%
Lenovo 9.09%
Medion 9.09%
Toshiba 9.09%
Acer 9.09%
Gateway 9.09%
Common models
TOSHIBA Portable PC 11.11%
eMachines ET1161-05 11.11%
MEDION E7212 11.11%
HP-Pavilion NQ950AA-B14 p... 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard s5-1014 11.11%

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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