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Should I remove Avery Toolbar Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,919
United States Rank #9,477
Reach 0.0121%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.21 days
714.21 days >
Average installed length: 375.26 days


VersionDistribution 3.77% 13.81% 6.28% 4.60% 63.18% 0.42% 7.95%

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Avery Toolbar Updater

What is Avery Toolbar Updater?

Avery Toolbar Updater gets installed through bundled software. The default settings will automatically install the Avery Toolbar as soon as you install the host bundler software on your PC. Sometimes Avery Toolbar has a habit of leaving numerious files, settings and useless registry entries behind which might cause some stability and performance issues. Unfortunately, Avery Toolbar won’t be removed even you have uninstall the associated program that bundled it. It also may send event logs and other system-related information to a server, and may automatically download and install updates without notifying the user.

About  (from Ask.com)

Get Avery Templates, tips, product information and more—right from your internet browser with the Avery Toolbar, powered by Ask. The Avery Toolbar makes it easy to get Avery Templates, tips and product information, makes web browsing more convenient, provides quick access to maps, weather and news. This browser toolbar...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Avery 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
Avery Toolbar Updater has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

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 Avery 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.
  • 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 'Updater.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe".
Network connections
  • Updater.exe connects to (port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to (port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-105.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-107.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-33.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-40.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-242-57.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.63 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1111757247%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.05682382%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.05435190%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,851,160
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:167 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:62 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Avery Toolbar Updater?

You can uninstall Avery 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Avery Toolbar Updater, 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 Avery 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Avery Toolbar Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.48%
Windows XP 9.62%
Windows Vista 9.21%
Windows 10 6.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.98%
Windows 7 Professional 12.61%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.94%
Windows 8.1 2.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.84%
  Canada 1.70%
  United Kingdom 0.49%
  France 0.24%
  Australia 0.24%
  Mexico 0.24%
  Netherlands 0.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.95%
Hewlett-Packard 31.82%
Toshiba 14.20%
Acer 7.95%
ASUS 3.98%
American Megatrends 2.84%
Lenovo 1.70%
Samsung 1.14%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.07%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 3.62%
Dell XPS 8300 3.62%
Gateway DX4860 2.90%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.17%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.17%

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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