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Should I remove Tracker Toolbar Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
78% remove it22% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,332
Reach 0.0028%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 43.37 days
812.57 days >
Average installed length: 426.94 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.2.5.42081 20.51%
1.2.4.35882 25.64%
1.2.3.33066 7.69%
1.2.3.30496 2.56%
1.2.1.23037 28.21%
1.2.0.20007 15.38%

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Tracker Toolbar Updater

What is Tracker Toolbar Updater?

Tracker 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 the 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. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free PDF Creator program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when PDF Creator is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually.

About  (from Ask.com)

The ASK Updater is a client application that came with your Ask Toolbar. The Updater's job is to keep your Toolbar up to date to provide you with new features and to increase compatibility. The ASK Updater may also remind you to upgrade certain features of your Windows computer such as browsers, and other optional Micr...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Tracker Toolbar 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
Bundled relationships

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: 1.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Tracker Toolbar Updater

Program executable:Updater.exe
Name:Updater
Ask Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater\Updater.exe
MD5:fc4e1f19025f2d936ebac74484d44948
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 'Updater.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Updater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe'.
Network connections
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-250-91.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (23.67.250.91 port 80).

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 Tracker Toolbar Updater?

Quickly and completely remove Tracker 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 Tracker Toolbar Updater from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall Tracker 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 Tracker 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 Tracker 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 Tracker Toolbar Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 7 3%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 78%
Keep it 22%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.92%
Windows XP 10.26%
Windows Vista 7.69%
Windows 8 5.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.59%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.26%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.83% of installs come from Japan
Which countries install it?
  Japan 26.83%
  Germany 12.20%
  United States 9.76%
  France 4.88%
  Croatia 4.88%
  MA 2.44%
  Taiwan 2.44%
  Qatar 2.44%
  Switzerland 2.44%
  Korea 2.44%
  Russia 2.44%
  Austria 2.44%
  BW 2.44%
  Indonesia 2.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.03%
Hewlett-Packard 22.58%
Toshiba 16.13%
Lenovo 9.68%
American Megatrends 6.45%
GIGABYTE 3.23%
Medion 3.23%
Gateway 3.23%
ASUS 3.23%
NEC 3.23%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.45%
FUJITSU SIEMENS AMILO Xi ... 3.23%
FUJITSU ESPRIMO P15... 3.23%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.23%
Dell Studio Slim 540s 3.23%
Dell Inspiron 5720 3.23%

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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