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What is GenericAskToolbar.dll?

GenericAskToolbar.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if GenericAskToolbar.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.

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GenericAskToolbar.dll file information

The process known as Ask Toolbar or Ask.com Toolbar or Search-Results Toolbar or Avira SearchFree Toolbar

belongs to software Toolbar or Ask Toolbar or Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer or Avery Toolbar or Play DVD or Ask.com Toolbar or Foxit PDF Creator Toolbar

by Ask (www.ask.com) or Ask.com (www.ask.com) or Search-Results.

Description: GenericAskToolbar.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. GenericAskToolbar.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,400,712 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 1,197,448 bytes and 36 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/genericasktoolbar.dll.html 
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. IDs used by this BHO are D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440. The program has no visible window. GenericAskToolbar.dll is a Verisign signed file. It is able to monitor Internet browsers. The GenericAskToolbar.dll file is certified by a trustworthy company. The GenericAskToolbar.dll file is not a Windows system file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. GenericAskToolbar.dll is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
If you run into problems with GenericAskToolbar.dll, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Ask Toolbar or Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer)
  2) look for help [1][2] from the software company ASK.

Recommended: Identify GenericAskToolbar.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as GenericAskToolbar.dll. Therefore, you should check the GenericAskToolbar.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.


User Comments

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  robert packer  
It is messing up my internet connection
F-Secure security program doesn't regognise this program and as a default it wouldn't let it make a contact to the Internet
  Tuomo K  
Appears to be monitoring my internet, yet when I try to hunt it down, it says that the file no longer exists. I'm concerned if my computer is being haunted by the malware ghost of an intrusive toolbar or Trojan. Virus protection gets nothing, only security task manager seems to pick it up.

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Summary: Average user rating of GenericAskToolbar.dll: based on 11 votes with 4 user comments.
3 users think GenericAskToolbar.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 3 users think GenericAskToolbar.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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