How to get rid of the asktbar VirusSometimes the asktbar file may cloak a virus. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with asktbar.dll
The asktbar.dll process is also known as Ask Toolbar and is a part of Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer. This software is produced by Ask.com (www.ask.com). An obsolete or defective version of asktbar.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Ask Toolbar has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Ask Toolbar has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- asktbar.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module asktbar.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about asktbar.dll Ask Toolbar
asktbar.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file asktbar.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 245,760 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is FE063DB1-4EC0-403e-8DD8-394C54984B2C. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. Asktbar.dll is no part of Microsoft Windows. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Asktbar.dll is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 56% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find asktbar.dll on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about asktbar?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: One user judges asktbar.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted asktbar.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer
To remove Ask Toolbar from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if asktbar.dll (Ask Toolbar) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Ask Toolbar. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Ask Toolbar or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or asktbar.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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