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Should I remove SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
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SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com

What is SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com?

SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com is a potentially unwanted web browser app that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to the search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search.

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


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named GenericAskToolbar.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 3.64 MB (3,820,527 bytes). The installed file SaUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

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 /X{86D4B82A-ABED-442A-BE86-96357B70F4FE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com

Program module:GenericAskToolbar.dll
Ask Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll
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...
Additional files:
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll (by Ask) - Toolbar (Ask Toolbar)
  • precache.exe
  • SaUpdate.exe
  • UpdateTask.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'ooVoo toolbar, powered by Ask.com' with the class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} (Ask Toolbar BHO).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ooVoo toolbar, powered by Ask.com' with the class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'UrlSearchHook Class' with a class of {00000000-6E41-4FD3-8538-502F5495E5FC} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Ask 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 8:47 AM).

How do I remove SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com?

Quickly and completely remove SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com 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 SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com 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 SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com, 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 SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com.
  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 SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
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Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  France 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion 061 EX265AA-A... 33.33%
Dell Vostro 1720 33.33%
Dell Latitude D630 33.33%

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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