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Should I remove Support.com Toolbar Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,707
United States Rank #4,525
Reach 0.0901%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.52 days
457.96 days >
Average installed length: 240.63 days


VersionDistribution 23.62% 8.41% 22.98% 5.50% 4.53% 9.71% 10.03% 3.56% 1.94% 9.39%

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Support.com Toolbar Updater

What is Support.com Toolbar Updater?

Support.com 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 KMPlayer 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.

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
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Support.com 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.

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 Support.com Toolbar Updater

Program executable:Updater.exe
Ask Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater\Updater.exe
Ask Updater runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found.
  • 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".
Network connections
  • Updater.exe connects to (port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to (port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-105.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-107.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-33.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-40.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-57.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-250-91.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.06 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003456671%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00023325%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00011242%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:11,333,596
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:114 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Support.com Toolbar Updater?

Quickly and completely remove Support.com 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 Support.com Toolbar Updater from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall Support.com 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 Support.com 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 Support.com 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 Support.com Toolbar Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.55%
Windows XP 15.86%
Windows Vista 10.36%
Windows 8 3.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.71%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.09%
Windows 7 Professional 5.18%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.72%
  Israel 4.67%
  United Kingdom 3.04%
  Canada 2.34%
  Belgium 2.10%
  Iran 1.87%
  Croatia 1.87%
  Hungary 1.87%
  Australia 1.64%
  Russia 1.64%
  Germany 1.17%
  Japan 0.93%
  MK 0.70%
  Sweden 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.97%
Dell 17.13%
Acer 13.64%
Toshiba 9.09%
ASUS 6.99%
American Megatrends 4.20%
Lenovo 3.85%
Intel 3.15%
Medion 2.10%
Sony 2.10%
Gateway 1.40%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.56%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.83%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.47%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.10%
Dell Dell DXP061 1.10%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.10%

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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