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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
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,712
United States Rank #6,626
Reach 0.0366%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.90 days
350.94 days >
Average installed length: 184.39 days


VersionDistribution 43.65% 32.54% 0.79% 11.90% 10.32% 0.79%

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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
  • Loads into the web browser
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
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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
Ask Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll
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
  • 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).

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).
Download "Should I Remove It?", it's FREE!Remove ooVoo toolbar, powered by As... from your computer.
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.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.37%
Windows Vista 11.90%
Windows XP 4.76%
Windows 8 3.97%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 64.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.40%
Windows 7 Professional 4.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.00%
Windows 7 Starter 2.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.90%
  Iran 2.58%
  Switzerland 1.55%
  Japan 1.55%
  Israel 1.55%
  Dominican Republic 1.03%
  Colombia 1.03%
  Belgium 1.03%
  Australia 1.03%
  Greece 1.03%
  Germany 1.03%
  Poland 1.03%
  Italy 1.03%
  France 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.83%
Hewlett-Packard 25.83%
Toshiba 10.00%
ASUS 9.17%
Acer 8.33%
Lenovo 6.67%
Sony 6.67%
Samsung 2.50%
Intel 1.67%
American Megatrends 0.83%
Medion 0.83%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.42%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.42%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.42%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.42%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.56%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.71%

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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