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Should I remove KMPlayer Toolbar Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,657
United States Rank #28,968
Reach 0.0382%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.76 days
671.29 days >
Average installed length: 352.71 days


VersionDistribution 3.05% 8.50% 3.45% 35.06% 10.09% 6.51% 13.41% 4.65% 3.45% 2.79% 8.23% 0.66%

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KMPlayer Toolbar Updater

What is KMPlayer Toolbar Updater?

KMPlayer Toolbar Updater is a software utility that installs with the Ask.com internet browser toolbar and keeps it automatically updated. KMPlayer Toolbar gets installed through bundled software. The default settings will automatically install the KMPlayer Toolbar as soon as you install the host bundler software on your PC. Sometimes KMPlayer Toolbar has a habit of leaving numerious files, settings and useless registry entries behind which might cause some stability and performance issues. Unfortunately, KMPlayer Toolbar won’t be removed even you have uninstall the associated program that bundled it. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free KM Player program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when KM Player is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. Additionally, 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)

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
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in KMPlayer 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
KMPlayer 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\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe -uninstall
Estimated size: 1.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by KMPlayer 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 '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).
  • Updater.exe connects to a23-67-250-91.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.96 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0301829989%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00547297%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02471003%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove KMPlayer Toolbar Updater?

You can uninstall KMPlayer 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 KMPlayer 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 KMPlayer 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 KMPlayer Toolbar Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.92%
Windows XP 16.22%
Windows Vista 2.39%
Windows 10 1.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 43.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.36%
Windows 7 Professional 7.18%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.19%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.10% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 46.10%
  Taiwan 12.60%
  United States 6.36%
  Czech Republic 3.12%
  Russia 2.47%
  Hungary 2.47%
  Hong Kong 2.08%
  Germany 1.82%
  Thailand 1.69%
  Saudi Arabia 1.69%
  United Kingdom 1.17%
  Malaysia 1.04%
  BG 1.04%
  Israel 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.94%
Acer 18.57%
Hewlett-Packard 17.72%
ASUS 12.66%
Samsung 3.16%
Lenovo 2.32%
Intel 1.69%
Toshiba 1.69%
American Megatrends 1.48%
Sony 1.05%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 5.59%
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.24%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.24%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.50%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.45%

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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