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Should I remove Vuze Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,258
United States Rank #20,631
Reach 0.0100%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.57 days
459.25 days >
Average installed length: 241.30 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Vuze Toolbar

What is Vuze Toolbar?

Vuze Toolbar is an ad-supported program installed into Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. The programs collects and stores information about web browsing habits and sends this information to its remote servers in order to provide injected advertising in search results and various other places. It will also modify the browser's home page and search provider. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free Vuze software as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when Vuze is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. Additionally, if the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.


It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The main program executable is AskService.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 955.32 KB (978,243 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • May modify the web browser's home page
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Vuze Toolbar.
AskService.exe (adaebf7d16e09b72cd67474038514f6c) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Comodo Security 6441 UnclassifiedMalware
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7146 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Worm.H
Norman 10.20130725 W32/AskBar.H
Vuze Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Vuze Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.vuze.com/toolbar
Help link: faq.vuze.com/?CategoryID=30
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 955.32 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Vuze Toolbar

Program executable:AskService.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\AskService.exe
Additional files:
  • askBar.dll (by Ask.com) - Ask.com Toolbar
  • askPopStp.dll (by Ask.com) - Ask Popup Blocker
  • AskService.exe
  • AskSplash.exe - AskSplash Application (AskSplash MFC Application)
  • ASKUpgrade.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • AskTBApp.exe
  • psvince.dll (by Vincenzo Giordano) - psvince (psvince.dll for InnoSetup Extensions)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • askBar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AskBar BHO' with the class of {201f27d4-3704-41d6-89c1-aa35e39143ed}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • askBar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ask Toolbar' with the class of {3041d03e-fd4b-44e0-b742-2d9b88305f98}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • askBar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Ask Toolbar' with a class of {3041D03E-FD4B-44E0-B742-2D9B88305F98}.
2 Services
  • ASKUpgrade.exe runs as a service named 'ASKUpgrade' (ASKUpgrade) "ASK ToolBar Upgrade Engine".
  • AskService.exe runs as a service named 'ASKService' (ASKService) "ASK ToolBar Engine".

How do I remove Vuze Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Vuze Toolbar 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 Vuze 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 Vuze 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 Vuze 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 Vuze Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win Vista (SP2) 44%
Win 8 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 49.29%
Windows 7 37.86%
Windows XP 12.14%
Windows 8 0.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 39.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.25%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.35%
Windows 7 Professional 2.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.61%
  Canada 12.12%
  France 7.27%
  Germany 3.64%
  United Kingdom 3.64%
  Sweden 3.64%
  Belgium 3.03%
  Spain 3.03%
  Netherlands 3.03%
  Australia 2.42%
  Finland 1.82%
  Greece 1.82%
  Hungary 1.82%
  Israel 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.88%
Dell 22.58%
Acer 20.43%
Toshiba 8.60%
Intel 4.30%
ASUS 3.23%
Sony 2.15%
Compaq 1.08%
Apple 1.08%
Alienware 1.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.86%
Dell Studio 1737 2.86%
Dell Dell XPS420 1.90%
Gateway SX2800 1.90%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 1.90%


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