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Should I remove VirtualDJ Toolbar Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,059
United States Rank #41,039
Reach 0.0042%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 67.51 days
464.98 days >
Average installed length: 244.31 days


VersionDistribution 35.37% 18.29% 45.12% 1.22%

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VirtualDJ Toolbar Updater

What is VirtualDJ Toolbar Updater?

VirtualDJ Toolbar Updater is a software utility that installs with the Ask.com internet browser toolbar and keeps it automatically updated.

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


VirtualDJ Toolbar Updater is a program developed by Ask.com. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The programs's main executable is Updater.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 9.62 MB of memory. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 1.68 MB (1,765,321 bytes). Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 26% of users of VirtualDJ Toolbar Updater come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Brazil.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
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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: 1.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VirtualDJ Toolbar Updater

Program executable:Updater.exe
Ask Updater
Path:C:\Program Files\ask.com\updater\Updater.exe
The Ask Toolbar is a free browser add-on that allows you to search the Web using the Ask.com search engine directly from the Internet Explorer browser. The Ask Toolbar is integrated with the 3rd party software downloads. During the...
  • 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".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.62 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000540210%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002389%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003013%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:7,913,583
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:65 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove VirtualDJ Toolbar Updater?

You can uninstall VirtualDJ 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 VirtualDJ 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 VirtualDJ 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 VirtualDJ Toolbar Updater you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.27%
Windows 10 8.54%
Windows XP 8.54%
Windows Vista 3.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.29%
Windows 7 Professional 8.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.54%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.10%
Windows 7 Starter 3.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.56%
  Germany 10.00%
  Brazil 4.44%
  Australia 4.44%
  Argentina 4.44%
  Israel 4.44%
  Belgium 3.33%
  Mexico 3.33%
  TT 2.22%
  MA 2.22%
  Costa Rica 2.22%
  Venezuela 2.22%
  Indonesia 2.22%
  Romania 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.82%
Acer 28.07%
Dell 17.54%
Toshiba 10.53%
Medion 7.02%
Sony 1.75%
Packard Bell 1.75%
ASUS 1.75%
Lenovo 1.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.70%
Dell Inspiron N5050 4.35%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.90%
ECS H61H2-M2 2.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 1.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 1.45%

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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