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    • Type:
    • Adware
    • Platform:
    • Mac OS X
    • Last updated:
    • 02/09/16 9:14 pm
    • Threat Level:
    • High


AskToolbar is adware, though it is sometimes classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program as well. AskToolbar is typically bundled with other software as an add-on during the installation process (this is very common, for example, during the installation of Oracle’s Java). The installer program for the primary application gives users the option to add the Ask toolbar and make Ask their primary search engine. This option is often pre-selected by default. AskToolbar is then installed as a browser extension on the user’s system, and Ask is set as the default search engine. Once installed, the toolbar appears as a part of the browser and is used to serve advertisements to the user.

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