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What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #42,044
Reach 0.0024%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.12 days
681.90 days >
Average installed length: 358.29 days


VersionDistribution 12.12% 45.45% 30.30% 12.12%

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Tracker Toolbar

What is Tracker Toolbar?

Tracker Toolbar , powered by ASK, 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. The Ask Toolbar and other applications are increasingly being bundled with programs; most notably freeware. It's usually installed during the installation of a program, and it's easy to miss the step where you can uncheck the Ask Toolbar option. Ask.com has entered into partnerships with some software security vendors, whereby they are paid to distribute the toolbar alongside their software. When you use the Toolbar to submit a query, the Toolbar forwards such query information to Ask servers. Ask.com uses this information to process your web search requests and to return a search results page to you. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked. Should the software be removed from the user's computer, the settings will need to be manually reverted back.

About  (from Ask.com)

This browser toolbar is customizable and will help you search the Internet with Ask and may provide other search features. If you consent to make Ask your default search,your Internet browser default search feature will be set to Ask and you will access Ask web search services by entering queries in your browser chrome...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Difficult to remove as it will reinstall itself
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Tracker Toolbar.
updater.exe (31b522014fc560c122cdfa72d47ca940) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.AskToolbar.81
ESET-NOD32 8.10201 a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.G

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\assets\oobe
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{86D4B82A-ABED-442A-BE86-96357B70F4FE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 3.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Tracker Toolbar

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...

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

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
70 average

How do I remove Tracker Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Tracker Toolbar 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 Tracker Toolbar from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall Tracker 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 Tracker 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 Tracker 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 Tracker Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.61%
Windows XP 27.27%
Windows Vista 6.06%
Windows 8 6.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 27.27%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.24%
Windows 7 Professional 18.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.15%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.06%
Windows 8 Pro 6.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.71%
  Japan 25.71%
  Germany 25.71%
  Taiwan 5.71%
  Iran 5.71%
  Italy 5.71%
  France 2.86%
  Croatia 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.92%
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
Toshiba 11.54%
Samsung 7.69%
Sony 3.85%
NEC 3.85%
Medion 3.85%
Intel 3.85%
Acer 3.85%
ASUS 3.85%
Common models
Samsung RF511/RF411/RF711 6.90%
TOSHIBA dynabook Satellit... 3.45%
Sony VGN-NR21E_S 3.45%
HP ProBook 4520s 3.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 3.45%
NEC PC-LL900CD 3.45%

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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