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Should I remove programma di aggiornamento Ask Toolbar Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0012%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.42 days
454.84 days >
Average installed length: 238.98 days


VersionDistribution 11.76% 5.88% 5.88% 23.53% 17.65% 17.65% 17.65%

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programma di aggiornamento Ask Toolbar Updater

What is programma di aggiornamento Ask Toolbar Updater?

programma di aggiornamento Ask Toolbar Updater is an Ask.com powered toolbar update mechanism that is designed to keep the branded toolbar up to date. 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 during the installation of 3rd party software. Ask.com has entered into partnerships with some software security vendors, whereby they are paid to distribute the toolbar alongside their software. 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 web search requests and to return a search results page to you.

About  (from Ask.com)

The ASK Updater is a client application that came with your Ask Toolbar. The Updater's job is to keep your Toolbar up to date to provide you with new features and to increase compatibility. The ASK Updater may also remind you to upgrade certain features of your Windows computer such as browsers, and other optional Micr...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in programma di aggiornamento 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
Bundled relationships

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: 1.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by programma di aggiornamento 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.
  • (Malware detected) 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 toolbar.iad.ask.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.07 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000462215%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001932%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002690%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove programma di aggiornamento Ask Toolbar Updater?

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Or, you can uninstall programma di aggiornamento 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 programma di aggiornamento 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 programma di aggiornamento 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) 47%
Win 8 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.82%
Windows XP 29.41%
Windows Vista 5.88%
Windows 8 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 8 6.25%
Windows Vista Home Basic 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.19% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 76.19%
  United States 23.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
Dell 13.33%
Toshiba 13.33%
Hewlett-Packard 13.33%
Sony 6.67%
ASUS 6.67%
Samsung 6.67%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5253G 9.09%
ASUSTeK K53SD 9.09%
Acer TravelMate 5744Z 9.09%
Sony VGN-NS21E_S 9.09%
Sony VGN-FZ21M 9.09%

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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