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Should I remove MP3 Rocket Toolbar Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,288
United States Rank #14,675
Reach 0.0097%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.54 days
812.48 days >
Average installed length: 426.90 days


VersionDistribution 5.24% 8.90% 1.05% 20.42% 11.52% 13.09% 16.75% 10.99% 3.14% 1.05% 6.81% 1.05%

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MP3 Rocket Toolbar Updater

What is MP3 Rocket Toolbar Updater?

MP3 Rocket Toolbar Updater installs with the Ask.com internet browser toolbar and keeps it automatically updated. The Toolbar gets installed through bundled software. The default settings will automatically install the Toolbar as soon as you install the host bundler software on your PC. Sometimes Avira SearchFree Toolbar has a habit of leaving numerious files, settings and useless registry entries behind which might cause some stability and performance issues. Unfortunately, the Toolbar won’t be removed even you have uninstall the associated program that bundled it.

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


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named Updater.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 1.61 MB (1,692,257 bytes). The installed file Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.
  • 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
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MP3 Rocket 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
MP3 Rocket 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: 1.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MP3 Rocket 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 MP3 Rocket Toolbar Updater?

You can uninstall MP3 Rocket 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 MP3 Rocket 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 MP3 Rocket 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 MP3 Rocket Toolbar Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.35%
Windows Vista 12.04%
Windows XP 9.42%
Windows 10 4.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.95%
Windows 7 Professional 6.84%
Windows 7 Starter 4.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.90%
  Canada 4.80%
  Australia 4.06%
  Brazil 3.32%
  United Kingdom 2.58%
  Belgium 2.21%
  Ireland 1.11%
  Mexico 1.11%
  Austria 0.74%
  TT 0.74%
  Argentina 0.74%
  Korea 0.74%
  Japan 0.74%
  Malaysia 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.56%
Dell 21.71%
Toshiba 15.50%
Acer 13.95%
ASUS 4.65%
Samsung 3.88%
Sony 1.55%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.36%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.52%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.52%
Dell Studio 1535 1.68%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.68%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 1.68%

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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