Application Ask Toolbar

How to uninstall Ask Toolbar from your system

This page is about Ask Toolbar for Windows. Here you can find details on how to remove it from your PC. The Windows version was created by Additional info about can be found here. Usually the Ask Toolbar application is placed in the C:\Program Files\ directory, depending on the user's option during setup. You can remove Ask Toolbar by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /X{86D4B82A-ABED-442A-BE86-96357B70F4FE}. Note that you might get a notification for administrator rights. The application's main executable file is labeled UpdateTask.exe and occupies 133.20 KB (136392 bytes).

The following executables are installed alongside Ask Toolbar. They occupy about 1.89 MB (1978656 bytes) on disk.

  • precache.exe (69.20 KB)
  • SaUpdate.exe (193.20 KB)
  • UpdateTask.exe (133.20 KB)
  • Updater.exe (1.50 MB)

The current web page applies to Ask Toolbar version only. You can find below info on other releases of Ask Toolbar: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling Ask Toolbar we suggest you to check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall Ask Toolbar from your computer:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\\assets\oobe\b.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\\assets\oobe\bl.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\\assets\oobe\br.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\\assets\oobe\l.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\\assets\oobe\pointer.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\\assets\oobe\r.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\\assets\oobe\t.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\\assets\oobe\tl.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\\assets\oobe\tr.png
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\\cobrand.ico
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\\config.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\\favicon.ico
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\\GenericAskToolbar.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\\mupcfg.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\\precache.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\\SaUpdate.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\\Updater\config.xml
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\\Updater\Updater.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\\UpdateTask.exe
  • C:\Windows\Installer\{86D4B82A-ABED-442A-BE86-96357B70F4FE}\ARPPRODUCTICON.exe

Generally the following registry keys will not be removed:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\A28B4D68DEBAA244EB686953B7074FEF
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{86D4B82A-ABED-442A-BE86-96357B70F4FE}

Use regedit.exe to remove the following additional registry values from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\A28B4D68DEBAA244EB686953B7074FEF\ProductName

How to uninstall Ask Toolbar with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Ask Toolbar is an application by the software company Sometimes, users want to remove this application. This can be hard because deleting this manually requires some knowledge regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best SIMPLE action to remove Ask Toolbar is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around utility to clean your Windows system.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of tools.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs existing on the computer will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find Ask Toolbar or simply click the Search field and type in "Ask Toolbar". The Ask Toolbar application will be found automatically. Notice that after you click Ask Toolbar in the list of applications, some information about the program is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have about Ask Toolbar, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the application you want to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will show up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall Ask Toolbar.
Uninstall Ask Toolbar

8. After uninstalling Ask Toolbar, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong Ask Toolbar which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing Ask Toolbar using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your system will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.


Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
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The text above is not a piece of advice to uninstall Ask Toolbar by from your PC, nor are we saying that Ask Toolbar by is not a good software application. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall Ask Toolbar in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-30 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-30 15:16:20.977