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Should I remove WebMinds Toolbar Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
United States Rank #35,583
Reach 0.0015%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 77.47 days
617.10 days >
Average installed length: 324.24 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.2.6.44892 4.76%
1.2.4.35882 4.76%
1.2.3.33066 9.52%
1.2.3.30496 4.76%
1.2.2.23821 33.33%
1.2.1.23037 9.52%
1.2.1.22229 4.76%
1.2.0.20007 28.57%

Other programs by Ask.com

WebMinds Toolbar Updater

What is WebMinds Toolbar Updater?

WebMinds 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. 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.

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 M...  Read more
Overview
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in WebMinds 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
WebMinds 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.
Find out how to remove WebMinds Toolbar Updater.

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 WebMinds Toolbar Updater

Program executable:Updater.exe
Name:Updater
Ask Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater\Updater.exe
MD5:a8a9e1fb6d32e96a2ce360381a2eb610
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.
  • (Malware detected) 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".
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).
  • 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:2.57 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0095300407%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00190178%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00762826%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:4
70 average
I/O reads/min:4 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove WebMinds Toolbar Updater?

Quickly and completely remove WebMinds 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 WebMinds 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 WebMinds 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 WebMinds 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 WebMinds Toolbar Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win 8 5%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.95%
Windows Vista 9.52%
Windows XP 4.76%
Windows 8 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.00%
Windows 7 Professional 15.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.97%
  New Zealand 6.90%
  LY 3.45%
  Singapore 3.45%
  Sweden 3.45%
  Canada 3.45%
  Ireland 3.45%
  Hungary 3.45%
  United Kingdom 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.00%
Dell 20.00%
Toshiba 10.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Acer 10.00%
Lenovo 5.00%
GIGABYTE 5.00%
American Megatrends 5.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 5.26%
Gateway DX4860 5.26%
AWARD_ AWRDACPI 5.26%
HP-Pavilion NC768AA-ABA a... 5.26%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1170uk 5.26%
Gigabyte G33M-DS2R 5.26%

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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