77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.4.4.45269 33.33%
1.2.1.22229 16.67%
1.2.0.20007 50.00%

Other programs by Ask.com

SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com Updater

What is SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com Updater?

SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar is an Ask.com (Ask Partner Network) Toolbar that will provide limited web browser functionality but will modify the user's home and search pages and providers to an Ask.com managed partner search engine.

About  (from Ask.com)

Ask Toolbar lets you perform a search from wherever you are on the Web. It's free to download and fits right in your browser. No matter what site you're visiting, simply go to the Ask Toolbar already in your browser, and type in your search. Additional features include map information, the latest headlines, financial s...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 1.2.0.20007, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is Updater.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 1.69 MB (1,767,881 bytes). Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com Updater.
Updater.exe (31b522014fc560c122cdfa72d47ca940) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1486 PUA.Win32.AskToolbar.81
ESET-NOD32 8.10201 a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.G

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: 1.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com Updater

Program executable:Updater.exe
Name:Updater
Ask Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater\Updater.exe
MD5:3c2448ae63fd52fb443624a46d10d59c
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

Updater.exe
Memory:3.74 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0022698007%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00046507%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00180473%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,432,886
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:195 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:66 Bytes
105.02 KB average

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

Quickly and completely remove SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com 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 SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Pow... from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com 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 SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com 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 SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com 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 SUPERAntiSpyware Toolbar Powered by Ask.com Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Scan your PC for malware
If you do not have a good anti-virus program, please consider installing one. Below are some we highly recommend.

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 50%
Win 8 17%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows Vista 16.67%
Windows 7 16.67%
Windows 8 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 10 Home 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows Vista Home Basic 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.67%
  Australia 6.67%
  Malaysia 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Common models
Dell Latitude D630 16.67%
Leading Edge Computers LE... 16.67%
HP Pavilion 061 EX265AA-A... 16.67%
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 16.67%
Dell Inspiron 620 16.67%

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

commentsComments

user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.