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Should I remove ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #33,732
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker Toolbar

What is ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker Toolbar?

ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker Toolbar , powered by ASK, is a web-browser add-on that can appear as an extra bar added to the browser's window and/or menu. It is often installed (sometimes without warning) during the installation of other software. The Ask Toolbar and other applications are increasingly being bundled with programs; most notably freeware. It's usually installed during the installation of a program, and it's easy to miss the step where you can uncheck the Ask Toolbar option. Ask.com has entered into partnerships with some software security vendors, whereby they are paid to distribute the toolbar alongside their software. When you use the Toolbar to submit a query, the Toolbar forwards such query information to Ask servers. Ask.com uses this information to process your web search requests and to return a search results page to you. During installation, the user might be given the option to modify the home and search pages, however this is often checked by default and overlooked. Should the software be removed from the user's computer, the settings will need to be manually reverted back.

About  (from Ask.com)

This browser toolbar is customizable and will help you search the Internet with Ask and may provide other search features. If you consent to make Ask your default search,your Internet browser default search feature will be set to Ask and you will access Ask web search services by entering queries in your browser chrome...  Read more
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker 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: 2.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker Toolbar

Program executable:AskService.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\AskService.exe
Additional files:
  • askPopStp.dll - Ask Popup Blocker
  • askBar.dll - Ask.com Toolbar
  • AskService.exe
  • psvince.dll (by Vincenzo Giordano) - psvince (psvince.dll for InnoSetup Extensions)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

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".

How do I remove ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker Toolbar?

You can uninstall ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker 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 ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker 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 ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker 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 ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win Vista (SP2) 54%
Win 7 (SP1) 7%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 60.71%
Windows XP 32.14%
Windows 7 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 44.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 29.63%
Windows Vista Home Basic 14.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.70%
Windows Vista Business 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.95%
  United Kingdom 7.14%
  Australia 2.38%
  Belgium 2.38%
  DK 2.38%
  Italy 2.38%
  Netherlands 2.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.93%
Hewlett-Packard 18.52%
Toshiba 18.52%
Acer 11.11%
Gateway 7.41%
Sony 3.70%
NEC 3.70%
Intel 3.70%
American Megatrends 3.70%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L355 8.00%
VIA K7VT4A+ 4.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite P205 4.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305D 4.00%
Sony VGN-AR61E 4.00%

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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