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Should I remove ooVoo toolbar, powered by Ask.com?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #12,301
United States Rank #6,833
Reach 0.0341%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.67 days
521.30 days >
Average installed length: 273.90 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.17.7.0 47.27%
1.17.3.0 30.00%
1.15.23.0 0.45%
1.15.15.0 10.00%
1.15.2.0 0.45%
1.14.1.0 10.45%
1.14.0.0 1.36%

Other programs by Ask.com

ooVoo toolbar, powered by Ask.com

What is ooVoo toolbar, powered by Ask.com?

ooVoo Toolbar is typically installed via a monetized software bundle through the Ask.com Partner Network. It is essentially a branded Ask toolbar licensed for ooVoo LLC. The plugin will install with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome (as an extension) and will up installation modify the user's home page, search settings and search provider as well as redirect 404 and various DNS errors. It will also include the Ask.com Updater which will check for daily updates.

About  (from Ask.com)

Toolbar Install. When you install the Toolbar, we assign a unique identification code to your copy of the Toolbar, and such code is written to your computer's registry. When you use the Toolbar to submit a query, the Toolbar forwards such query information to Ask servers. Ask.com uses this information to process your w...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 1.17.7.0, 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 program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is GenericAskToolbar.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 3.57 MB (3,745,280 bytes). SaUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ooVoo toolbar, powered by Ask.com.
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
Bundled relationships

Program detailsProgram details

URL: sp.ask.com/toolbar
Help link: about.ask.com/en/docs/about/index.shtml
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ask.com\assets\oobe
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{86D4B82A-ABED-442A-BE86-96357B70F4FE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ooVoo toolbar, powered by Ask.com

Program module:GenericAskToolbar.dll
Name:Toolbar
Ask Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll
MD5:b580d2d00faeeabe6c1ebc0bd736d265
The Ask Toolbar is a web-browser add-on that can appear as an extra bar added to the browser's window and/or menu. It is often installed (sometimes without warning) during the installation of other software. Ask.com has entered into...
Additional files:
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll (by Ask) - Toolbar (Ask Toolbar)
  • precache.exe
  • SaUpdate.exe
  • (Malware detected) updater.exe (by Ask) - Updater (Ask Updater)
  • UpdateTask.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ask Toolbar' with the class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} (Ask Toolbar BHO).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ask Toolbar' with the class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'UrlSearchHook Class' with a class of {00000000-6E41-4FD3-8538-502F5495E5FC} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Ask Toolbar' with a class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}.
Scheduled Task
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Scheduled Update for Ask Toolbar' (runs daily at 19:10).
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 a23-67-250-91.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (23.67.250.91 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

updater.exe
Memory:3.98 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001011287%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004446%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005667%
0.015104% average

How do I remove ooVoo toolbar, powered by Ask.com?

Quickly and completely remove ooVoo toolbar, powered by Ask.com 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 ooVoo toolbar, powered by Ask.com 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 ooVoo toolbar, powered by Ask.com, 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 ooVoo toolbar, powered by Ask.com.
  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 ooVoo toolbar, powered by Ask.com you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.18%
Windows Vista 10.45%
Windows XP 4.09%
Windows 8 2.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 65.91%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.27%
Windows 7 Professional 6.36%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.09%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.41%
  Iran 3.80%
  Belgium 1.17%
  Australia 0.88%
  Switzerland 0.88%
  Colombia 0.88%
  Germany 0.88%
  United Kingdom 0.88%
  Israel 0.88%
  Italy 0.88%
  Japan 0.88%
  Dominican Republic 0.58%
  Spain 0.58%
  Greece 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.11%
Dell 26.14%
Acer 13.64%
Toshiba 13.07%
ASUS 7.95%
Lenovo 2.84%
Sony 2.27%
GIGABYTE 1.70%
Intel 1.14%
Samsung 1.14%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.73%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.05%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.38%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.38%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.38%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.38%

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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