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Should I remove Photojoy Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Reach <0.001%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.15.15.0 100.00%

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Photojoy Toolbar

Overview

Photojoy Toolbar is a program developed by Ask.com. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The setup package is about 3.7 MB (3,883,520 bytes) when donwloaded. updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

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.)
Estimated size: 3.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Photojoy Toolbar

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

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

updater.exe
Memory:3.99 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0015588601%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00071959%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00083927%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:88
70 average

How do I remove Photojoy Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall Photojoy 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 Photojoy 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 Photojoy 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 Photojoy Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

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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