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Should I remove Ask.com Search Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,026
Reach 0.0051%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.05 days
473.42 days >
Average installed length: 248.75 days


1.0.2 100.00%

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Ask.com Search Assistant 1.0.2

What is Ask.com Search Assistant?

The Ask Toolbar (Ask.com Search Assistant) 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 partnerships with some software security vendors, whereby they are paid to distribute the toolbar alongside their software.

About  (from Ask.com)

The Ask Toolbar is a free browser add-on that allows you to search the Web using the Ask.com search engine directly from Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers. The Toolbar will work with Internet Explorer versions 6 and higher. The Toolbar supports 32 bit versions of Windows XP and Vista. Click here to read about Firef...  Read more


Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days.
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ask.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ask search assistant
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Ask Search Assistant\uninst.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Ask.com Search Assistant 1.0.2

  • uninst.exe - Ask Search Assistant

How do I remove Ask.com Search Assistant?

You can uninstall Ask.com Search Assistant 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Ask.com Search Assistant 1.0.2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Ask.com Search Assistant.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 36%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.47%
Windows Vista 25.74%
Windows XP 18.81%
Windows 10 1.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.27%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.20%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.17%
Windows Vista Home Basic 6.06%
Windows 7 Professional 5.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.89% of installs come from Saudi Arabia
Which countries install it?
  Saudi Arabia 15.89%
  United States 12.15%
  Spain 6.54%
  Brazil 5.61%
  Thailand 5.61%
  France 5.61%
  United Kingdom 4.67%
  Canada 3.74%
  Italy 3.74%
  Hungary 3.74%
  Taiwan 2.80%
  Mexico 2.80%
  Netherlands 2.80%
  BH 1.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.78%
Dell 20.83%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
American Megatrends 9.72%
Sony 8.33%
Toshiba 8.33%
ASUS 2.78%
Samsung 2.78%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 3.49%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.49%
Acer Veriton X480G 2.33%
ASUSTeK K50IJ 2.33%
Dell MM061 2.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.33%

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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