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Should I remove PandoraTV Toolbar Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.30 days
392.34 days >
Average installed length: 206.14 days


VersionDistribution 16.67% 66.67% 16.67%

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PandoraTV Toolbar Updater

What is PandoraTV Toolbar Updater?

PandoraTV Toolbar Updater is a software utility that installs with the Ask.com internet browser toolbar and keeps it automatically updated. The toolbar gets installed through bundled software. The default settings will automatically install toolbar as soon as you install the host bundler software on your PC. Sometimes the toolbar has a habit of leaving numerious files, settings and useless registry entries behind which might cause some stability and performance issues. Unfortunately, the toolbar won’t be removed even you have uninstall the associated program that bundled it. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when teh installing software is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

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
PandoraTV 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 PandoraTV 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
Estimated size: 1.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PandoraTV Toolbar Updater

Program executable:Updater.exe
Ask Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater\Updater.exe
The Ask Toolbar is a free browser add-on that allows you to search the Web using the Ask.com search engine directly from the Internet Explorer browser. The Ask Toolbar is integrated with the 3rd party software downloads. During the...
  • 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:9.62 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000540210%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002389%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003013%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,913,583
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:65 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove PandoraTV Toolbar Updater?

Quickly and completely remove PandoraTV Toolbar Updater 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 PandoraTV Toolbar Updater from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall PandoraTV 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 PandoraTV 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 PandoraTV 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 PandoraTV Toolbar Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 33%
Win 7 (SP1) 17%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows XP 33.33%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.45%
  Brazil 9.09%
  Thailand 9.09%
  RS 9.09%
  Russia 9.09%
  Japan 9.09%
  Canada 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 25.00%
Samsung 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Dell 25.00%
Common models
Sony VGN-FS415MR 25.00%
ASUSTeK K52Je 25.00%
ECS 945GCT-M2 25.00%
Compaq Presario 061 ER978... 25.00%

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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