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Should I remove aTube Toolbar Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #37,821
Reach 0.0031%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 42.41 days
1017.64 days >
Average installed length: 534.69 days


VersionDistribution 2.33% 4.65% 2.33% 2.33% 2.33% 58.14% 23.26% 4.65%

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aTube Toolbar Updater

What is aTube Toolbar Updater?

aTube Toolbar Updater gets installed through bundled software. The default settings will automatically install the Auslogics Toolbar as soon as you install the host bundler software on your PC. Sometimes aTube Toolbar has a habit of leaving numerious files, settings and useless registry entries behind which might cause some stability and performance issues. Unfortunately, this toolbar won’t be removed even you have uninstall the associated program that bundled it. It also may send event logs and other system-related information to a server, and may automatically download and install updates without notifying the user.
The toolbar is typically bundled with the free aTube program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when aTube is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

About  (from Ask.com)

aTube Toolbar powered by Ask is a web browser toolbar which is co-branded by Ask.com. The makes it easy to get Avery Templates, tips and product information, makes web browsing more convenient, provides quick access to maps, weather and news. This browser toolbar is customizable and will help you search the Internet wi...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in aTube Toolbar Updater.
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
aTube 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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: help.ask.com/link/portal/30015/30018/Article/1/How-do-I-remove-the-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 aTube Toolbar Updater

Program executable:Updater.exe
Ask Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater\Updater.exe
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 '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 (port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to (port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-105.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-107.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-33.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-40.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-57.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-250-91.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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
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 aTube Toolbar Updater?

Quickly and completely remove aTube 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 aTube Toolbar Updater from your computer.
Or, you can uninstall aTube 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 aTube 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 aTube 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 aTube Toolbar Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win XP 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.05%
Windows Vista 9.30%
Windows XP 4.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.93%
Windows 7 Professional 9.30%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.65%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.75% of installs come from Spain
Which countries install it?
  Spain 18.75%
  Brazil 16.67%
  United States 14.58%
  Italy 8.33%
  Mexico 6.25%
  Portugal 4.17%
  Peru 4.17%
  Czech Republic 4.17%
  BO 2.08%
  Venezuela 2.08%
  AO 2.08%
  Argentina 2.08%
  United Kingdom 2.08%
  Guatemala 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Acer 25.71%
ASUS 11.43%
Dell 8.57%
Samsung 8.57%
Sony 5.71%
Alienware 5.71%
Toshiba 2.86%
Intel 2.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.57%
Positivo Positivo Mobile 5.71%
Sony VPCEB3A4E 2.86%
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 2.86%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.86%

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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