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What is genericasktoolbar.dll?

Part of Toolbar by Ask.com

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 genericasktoolbar.dll from Ask.com
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 is genericasktoolbar.dll loaded?

Internet Explorer BHO - The genericasktoolbar.dll BHO has a registered CLSID of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}. A Browser Helper Object (BHO) is a module designed as a plugin for Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser to provide added functionality. A BHO can introduce visible changes to a IE's interface, such as installing toolbars, but it can also run without any change to the interface.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the genericasktoolbar.dll file.Of the 0.1% of genericasktoolbar.dll users, 85.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\ask.com\genericasktoolbar.dll

Are there other versions of Toolbar?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)

About Ask.com

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: genericasktoolbar.dll
Publisher: Ask.com (verified)
Name: Toolbar
Description: Ask.com Toolbar
Size: 1.14 MB
Original file name: GenericAskToolbar.dll

Digital certificate

Issued to: Ask.com
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Internet Explorer BHO details

CLSID: {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}

Image hashes

MD5: 858e56fe2afce38ad37e5f675067d1ad
SHA-1: 193d8d0a40cd5ad4308c43740ce3671d354950d5

PE image details

File packed: No
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