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Should I remove atualizador Ask Toolbar Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
69% remove it31% keep it
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.12 days
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Average installed length: 218.81 days


VersionDistribution 3.45% 10.34% 10.34% 3.45% 37.93% 10.34% 3.45% 3.45% 10.34% 3.45% 3.45%

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atualizador Ask Toolbar Updater

What is atualizador Ask Toolbar Updater?

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)

Ask Toolbar lets you perform a search from wherever you are on the Web. It's free to download and fits right in your browser. No matter what site you're visiting, simply go to the Ask Toolbar already in your browser, and type in your search. Additional features include map information, the latest headlines, financial s...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named Updater.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 1.36 MB (1,424,880 bytes). The installed file Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • 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 atualizador Ask 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
atualizador Ask 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: sp.ask.com/toolbar
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 1.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by atualizador Ask 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 'ApnUpdater' 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:2.37 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0503762132%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.02619046%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02418576%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove atualizador Ask Toolbar Updater?

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Or, you can uninstall atualizador Ask 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 atualizador Ask 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 atualizador Ask 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.

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Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 69%
Keep it 31%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.86%
Windows XP 10.34%
Windows 8 10.34%
Windows Vista 3.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.59%
Windows 7 Home Basic 17.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.34%
Windows 7 Starter 6.90%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.53% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 73.53%
  United States 14.71%
  Portugal 11.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.73%
ASUS 18.18%
Dell 18.18%
Acer 13.64%
Samsung 9.09%
Sony 4.55%
Lenovo 4.55%
Compaq 4.55%
Common models
Positivo Positivo M... 8.00%
Sony VPCF136FM 4.00%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.00%
HP G62 Notebook PC 4.00%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 4.00%

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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