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What is setup.exe?

Part of Ask Toolbar by Ask

What is it?

The Ask Toolbar 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. Ask.com has entered into partnerships with some software security vendors, whereby they are paid to distribute the toolbar alongside their software.
Description of setup.exe from Ask
The Ask Toolbar is a free browser add-on that allows you to search the Web using the Ask.com search engine directly from Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers. The Toolbar will work with Internet Explorer versions 6 and higher. The Toolbar supports 32 bit versions of Windows XP and Vista. Click here to read about Firefox compatibility. We do not engage in click stream tracking or keystroke logging. We value your right to privacy are passionate about winning and keeping your trust as a valued user.
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How does setup.exe run?

Process - setup.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the setup.exe process running.Of the 0.6% of setup.exe users, 91.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is setup.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00057% CPU5725.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.16 MB RAM14.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

About Ask

Founded as Ask Jeeves in 1996 and re-named Ask.com in 2005. In the last few years, Ask has been focusing on its search traffic through various methods, the numb More...
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File details

File name: setup.exe
Publisher: Ask (verified)
Name: Ask Toolbar
Description: Wrapper Application
Size: 3.76 MB
Original file name: wrapper.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Ask.com
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0006842898%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001117546%
User CPU: 0.00057253520806%
Privileged CPU time: 3848024.67 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 927,227,560
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 69.58 MB
Peak committed memory: 76.2 MB
Paged memory: 3.16 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.92 MB
Paged system memory: 67.56 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.38 KB
Working set memory: 11.4 MB
Peak working set memory: 11.92 MB
Min working set memory: 9.1 MB
Private memory: 3.16 MB
Page faults: 4,320
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 19
Total read transfer: 7.73 KB
Total write operations: 8
Total write transfer: 3.4 MB
Total other operations: 1,474
Total other transfer: 362.85 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 131
Thread count average: 1

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\users\user\appdata\LocalLow\AskToolbar\setup.exe" /supg /sa /tbr /verysilent toolbar=TRL2 /ncb FF_MAX_VERSION=13.* /nowzup

Image hashes

MD5: aa70c0e09d582b4346ff46f163f8b0d0
SHA-1: 4c7ee04176da399a5a80402fbbccba8c58e5f383
SHA-256: ee2cc9537cd5cb103f431f6d5f3c68e043cd5b41cfac7392c2c6cb5ac86032de

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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