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Should I remove Trillian Toolbar Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
78% remove it22% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0005%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.44 days
7.51 days >
Average installed length: 3.94 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.2.5.42081 42.86%
1.2.2.23821 28.57%
1.2.0.20007 28.57%

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Trillian Toolbar Updater

What is Trillian Toolbar Updater?

Trillian Toolbar Updater is a software utility that installs with the Ask.com internet browser toolbar and keeps it automatically updated.

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

Trillian Toolbar Updater is a program developed by Ask.com. The most used version is 1.2.5.42081, 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 programs's main executable is Updater.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 3.63 MB of memory. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 1.53 MB (1,604,325 bytes). Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 64% of users of Trillian Toolbar Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Iran.
  • 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 Trillian 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

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: 1.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Trillian Toolbar Updater

Program executable:Updater.exe
Name:Updater
Ask Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater\Updater.exe
MD5:1ca034e7feb38fb4f3484aec092c403f
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 165.254.35.120 (port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to 63.116.243.51 (port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-105.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (23.67.242.105 port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-107.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (23.67.242.107 port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-33.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (23.67.242.33 port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-40.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (23.67.242.40 port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-57.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (23.67.242.57 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Updater.exe
Memory:3.63 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1111757247%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.05682382%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.05435190%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,851,160
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:4
70 average
I/O reads/min:167 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:62 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Trillian Toolbar Updater?

Quickly and completely remove Trillian Toolbar Updater 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 Trillian 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 Trillian 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 Trillian 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 Trillian Toolbar Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 14%
 
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 71.43%
Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 8 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 28.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Windows 8 Pro 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.64%
  United Kingdom 18.18%
  Iran 9.09%
  Germany 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
Toshiba 16.67%
Lenovo 16.67%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro C66... 16.67%
LENOVO 1450ALU 16.67%
HP G62 Notebook PC 16.67%
Dell OptiPlex GX520 ... 16.67%
Dell OptiPlex 790 16.67%
Dell OptiPlex 755 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

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