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Should I remove atualizador Avira SearchFree Toolbar plus Web Protection Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0005%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.81 days
613.80 days >
Average installed length: 322.51 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.3.0.23930 14.29%
1.2.6.45268 14.29%
1.2.5.42066 28.57%
1.2.4.37268 28.57%
1.2.3.30498 14.29%

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atualizador Avira SearchFree Toolbar plus Web Protection Updater

What is atualizador Avira SearchFree Toolbar plus Web Protection Updater?

Avira SearchFree Toolbar plus Web Protection Updater installs with the Ask.com internet browser toolbar and keeps it automatically updated. Avira SearchFree Toolbar gets installed through bundled software. The default settings will automatically install the Avira SearchFree Toolbar as soon as you install the host bundler software on your PC. Sometimes Avira SearchFree Toolbar has a habit of leaving numerious files, settings and useless registry entries behind which might cause some stability and performance issues. Unfortunately, Avira SearchFree Toolbar won’t be removed even you have uninstall the associated program that bundled it.

Overview

The most used version is 1.2.5.42066, 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 main program executable is Updater.exe. 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 (1,608,429 bytes). Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
atualizador Avira SearchFree Toolbar plus Web Protection 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 atualizador Avira SearchFree Toolbar plus Web Protection 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 atualizador Avira SearchFree Toolbar plus Web Protection Updater

Program executable:Updater.exe
Name:Updater
Ask Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater\Updater.exe
MD5:db69535d89efeaa0b66a6429917a94c3
The Ask Toolbar is a free browser add-on that allows you to search the Web using the Ask.com search engine directly from the Internet Explorer browser. The Ask Toolbar is integrated with the 3rd party software downloads. During the...
  • 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 63.116.243.51 (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Updater.exe
Memory:3.74 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0882168889%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.04567402%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.04254287%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:6
70 average

How do I remove atualizador Avira SearchFree Toolbar plus Web Protection Updater?

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Or, you can uninstall atualizador Avira SearchFree Toolbar plus Web Protection 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 Avira SearchFree Toolbar plus Web Protection 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 Avira SearchFree Toolbar plus Web Protection 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 atualizador Avira SearchFree Toolbar plus Web Protection Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 57%
Win 7 (SP1) 43%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 57.14%
Windows 7 Home Basic 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 7 Starter 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.00% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 60.00%
  United States 40.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 28.57%
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Dell 14.29%
Sony 14.29%
ASUS 14.29%
Common models
Sony VGN-FW21E 25.00%
Sony VPCEB17FJ 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard s5705br 25.00%
eMachines eME728 25.00%

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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