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Should I remove Foxit Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,144
United States Rank #10,579
Reach 0.0266%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.66 days
461.99 days >
Average installed length: 242.74 days


VersionDistribution 97.52% 0.76% 0.76% 0.57% 0.38%

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Foxit Toolbar

What is Foxit Toolbar?

Foxit Toolbar gets installed through bundled software. The default settings will automatically install the Foxit Toolbar as soon as you install the host bundler software on your PC. Sometimes Foxit Toolbar has a habit of leaving numerious files, settings and useless registry entries behind which might cause some stability and performance issues. Unfortunately, Foxit Toolbar won’t be removed even you have uninstall the associated program that bundled it. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free PDF Creator program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when PDF Creator is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

About  (from Ask.com)

Ask Toolbar lets you perform a search from wherever you are on the Web. It's free to download and fits right in your browser. No matter what site you're visiting, simply go to the Ask Toolbar already in your browser, and type in your search. Additional features include map information, the latest headlines, financial s...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Foxit Toolbar.
AskService.exe (9ca850b8f7bc903479b0dbd2087dac39) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Dr.Web BACKDOOR.Trojan
Sophos - Sus/Behav-1011
updater.exe (b33be1ccbc5c9fe20c639c734454b211) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Antiy-AVL Trojan[Downloader]/Win32.Agent
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.AskToolbar.45
ESET-NOD32 10564 a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.G
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0924
Foxit Toolbar 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: help.ask.com/link/portal/30015/30018/Article/1/How-do-I-remove-the-Ask-com-Toolbar
Help link: about.ask.com/en/toolbar/toolbarv/faq.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Foxit Toolbar

Program executable:AskService.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\AskService.exe
Additional files:
  • askPopStp.dll - Ask Popup Blocker
  • askBar.dll - Ask.com Toolbar
  • (Malware detected) updater.exe (by Ask) - Updater (Ask Updater)
  • psvince.dll (by Vincenzo Giordano) - psvince (psvince.dll for InnoSetup Extensions)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • askBar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AskBar BHO' with the class of {201f27d4-3704-41d6-89c1-aa35e39143ed}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • askBar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker Toolbar' with the class of {3041d03e-fd4b-44e0-b742-2d9b88305f98}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • askBar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker Toolbar' with a class of {3041D03E-FD4B-44E0-B742-2D9B88305F98}.
  • AskService.exe runs as a service named 'ASKService' (ASKService) "ASK ToolBar Engine".
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".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • updater.exe is added as a firewall exception for '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:3.99 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0015588601%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00071959%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00083927%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Foxit Toolbar?

You can uninstall Foxit Toolbar 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 Foxit Toolbar, 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 Foxit Toolbar.
  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 Foxit Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.24%
Windows XP 25.71%
Windows Vista 13.52%
Windows 10 5.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.47%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.13%
Windows 7 Professional 10.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.54%
  Germany 6.30%
  Iran 3.23%
  Canada 2.76%
  United Kingdom 2.76%
  Brazil 2.30%
  Egypt 2.15%
  Vietnam 1.69%
  France 1.54%
  DZ 1.54%
  Israel 1.54%
  MA 1.23%
  Australia 1.23%
  Spain 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.69%
Hewlett-Packard 21.84%
Acer 13.99%
ASUS 3.75%
Intel 3.75%
American Megatrends 3.41%
Toshiba 3.41%
Gateway 1.71%
Lenovo 1.71%
Samsung 1.71%
Medion 1.37%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 2.44%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.44%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.44%
Micro-Star MS-7529 1.83%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 1.83%

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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