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What is Ask Toolbar Updater?

By Ask.com

What is it?

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.
Download Boost and enjoy your PC. Remove Ask Toolbar Updater from your PC.

Why should I uninstall Ask Toolbar Updater?

The Ask.com Toolbar, like other web browser extensions, can potentially have adverse effect on your web browser's and overall PC's performance and stability. This toolbar is known to monitor your search queries and browsing habits in order to send you targeted ads and modify your search settings and results.
Typical installation path: C:\Program Files\Ask.com\
Description from Ask.com
Ask Toolbar lets you perform a search from wherever you are on the Web. It's free to download and fits right in your browser. No matter what site you're visiting, simply go to the Ask Toolbar already in your browser, and type in your search. Additional features include map information, the latest headlines, financial stock quotes and market-performance information, weather, a dictionary, and local event listings. The toolbar is dynamically upgradable; when a new feature is added, it will automatically update to your installed version.
Publisher about URL: http://sp.ask.com/toolbar
Other programs by Ask.com
  1. Support.com Toolbar Updater
  2. Foxit PDF Creator Toolbar Updater
  3. Ask.com Toolbar
  4. Auslogics Toolbar Updater
  5. Trillian Toolbar Updater
  6. KMPlayer Toolbar Updater
  7. Avira SearchFree Toolbar plus Web Protection Updater
  8. aTube Toolbar Updater
  9. Ask Toolbar
  10. KMPlayer Toolbar
  11. ooVoo toolbar, powered by Ask.com Updater
  12. VirtualDJ Toolbar
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 number one being installation of its various toolbars through a number of bundle programs. IAC, which owns Ask.com also owns other Internet 'search' and software companies including Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. (Mindspark). 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. Ask Sponsored Listings is the search engine marketing tool offered to advertisers to increase the visibility of their websites (and subsequent businesses, services, and products) by producing more prominent and frequent search engine listing. More about Ask.com...
Ask.com web site: www.ask.com
Files installed by Ask.com
  1. askbar.dll (Ask.com Toolbar by Askcom)
  2. pipinstaller_pltv52.exe (Offercast - APN Install Manager by Askcom)
  3. a5srchas.dll (Ask Search Assistant by Askcom)
  4. asktoolbar2x.dll (Ask.com Dynamic Link Library by Askcom)
  5. asktoolbar3x.dll (Ask.com Dynamic Link Library by Askcom)
  6. genericasktoolbar.dll (Toolbar by Askcom)
  7. new3c8f.tmp.exe (Ask Toolbar by Askcom)
  8. uninstall ask toolbar.dll (Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer by Askcom)
  9. asksbar.dll (Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer by Askcom)
  10. a2srchas.dll (Ask Search Assistant by IAC)
  11. searchresultsdx.dll (Ask.com Dynamic Link Library by Askcom)
Ask.com policies
The following can be found in Ask.com's privacy policies and terms of service:
Default Search: 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

How to Automatically Uninstall Ask Toolbar Updater (with Boost)

  1. If you you do not have Boost installed yet, download Boost and enjoy your PC.

  2. Open Boost by either double-clicking the Boost icon in your notification area next to your PC's clock, or single-clicking the Boost icon and clicking the Open Boost button on the top left of the Boost notification window.

  3. If you are not currently on the My PC screen of the main Boost window, click the My PC tab.

  4. Click the Optimize programs button , this will launch the Program Optimization screen.

  5. Locate the program in the list called Ask Toolbar Updater by Ask.com. (The program could be listed under any of the section such as Uninstall Recommended, Possible Uninstall, etc. based on how well Ask Toolbar Updater performs on your PC.)

    Ask Toolbar Updater by Ask.com

  6. To the right of the list item, click the Uninstall button and Boost will completely remove Ask Toolbar Updater from your PC.

How to Manually Uninstall Ask Toolbar Updater (with Windows)

Use Add/Remove Programs control panel in Windows makes to uninstall Ask Toolbar Updater. Follow the appropriate instructions below to use this control panel.
Windows 7
  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.

  2. In Large or Small icon view, click Programs and Features. If you're using Category view, under "Programs", click Uninstall a program.

  3. Select Ask Toolbar Updater from the list of programs, and click Uninstall. Alternatively, right-click the program and select Uninstall.

Windows Vista
  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.

  2. In Classic View, double-click Programs and Features. In Control Panel Home view, under "Programs", click Uninstall a program.

  3. Select Ask Toolbar Updater from the program list, and click Uninstall. Alternatively, right-click the program and select Uninstall.

Windows XP
  1. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.

  2. Click the Add or Remove Programs icon.

  3. Select Ask Toolbar Updater from the list of programs and click Remove.

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