How to remove the askpbar virus
Most antivirus programs identify askpbar.dll as malware, e.g. F-Secure identifies it as WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.a, and McAfee identifies it as potentially unwanted program MWS.
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Askpbar.dll file information
Description: askpbar.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 241,664 bytes.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. The unique ID of this BHO is F4D76F01-7896-458a-890F-E1F05C46069F. The program is not visible. Askpbar.dll is able to monitor Internet browser. The file is not a Windows core file. askpbar.dll is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If any problems with msxml4 sp2 occur, you can uninstall the software using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).
Recommended: Identify askpbar.dll related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as askpbar.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the askpbar.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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