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Should I remove Search-Results Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,697
United States Rank #20,711
Reach 0.0124%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 37.44 days
1104.50 days >
Average installed length: 580.33 days


VersionDistribution 39.18% 29.39% 4.90% 9.80% 16.73%

Search-Results Toolbar

What is Search-Results Toolbar?

The Search-Results Toolbar by APN is an advertising supported toolbar for Intenet Explorer and Firefox (a web browser extension) that is typically installed via a software bundler. The toolbar collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Search-results.com so they can suggest services or provide advertising via the toolbar. Search-Results Toolbar will attempt to change your home page and search provider to Search-results.com if you are not careful during installation and provides a search box and various other generic features in the toolbar.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is GenericAskToolbar.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 1.79 MB (1,872,813 bytes). SaUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Search-Results 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

Help link: sp.qbyrd.com/en/docs/support.shtml
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SAsk.com\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{86D4B82A-ABED-442A-BE86-96357B70F4FE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Search-Results Toolbar

Program module:GenericAskToolbar.dll
Search-Results Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll
Additional files:
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll - Toolbar (Search-Results Toolbar)
  • SaUpdate.exe
  • UpdateTask.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Babylon Toolbar' with the class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} (Search-Results Toolbar BHO).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Babylon Toolbar' with the class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'UrlSearchHook Class' with a class of {00000000-6E41-4FD3-8538-502F5495E5FC} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Babylon Toolbar' with a class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}.
Scheduled Task
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Scheduled Update for Ask Toolbar' (runs daily at 11:05 AM).

How do I remove Search-Results Toolbar?

You can uninstall Search-Results 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 Search-Results 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 Search-Results 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 Search-Results Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.16%
Windows XP 14.69%
Windows Vista 13.06%
Windows 10 4.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.34%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.66%
Windows 7 Professional 6.97%
Windows 7 Starter 2.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.15%
  Germany 17.25%
  Italy 11.97%
  Iran 5.63%
  United Kingdom 4.93%
  Saudi Arabia 3.87%
  Spain 3.52%
  Canada 2.46%
  United Arab Emirates 2.11%
  Netherlands 1.41%
  Belgium 1.06%
  Norway 1.06%
  Mexico 1.06%
  Vietnam 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.23%
Dell 20.65%
Acer 19.35%
Toshiba 10.32%
ASUS 3.87%
Sony 3.87%
Samsung 3.23%
Medion 2.58%
American Megatrends 1.94%
Intel 1.94%
Lenovo 1.29%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.76%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.01%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.26%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.26%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 2.26%


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