askbar.dll - Is askbar.dll trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is askbar.dll?
Purpose of askbar.dll:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. askbar.dll

File type:
Dll program - Files that have a dll extension are called modules/functions or programs loaded into memory.

Purpose of this file:
AskBar.dll is a file that has been reported by many as an adware or malware related software BHO program. Be sure to verify the exact hard drive location shown below. This file will run as a BHO in your browser everytime you browse the internet. Normally this is also found with one or more other Askbar files on your computer, if you did not install this intentionally on your computer then I recommend removing this as soon as possible or disabling your browser BHOs. This spyware commonly goes by the name "Ask Bar". Visit askbar.dll for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the askbar.dll location, where is it stored on my computer?
This program is currently located at C:\Program Files\AskBar\bar\bin\askBar.dll


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, askbar.dll may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. askbar.dll can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is askbar.dll spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        Yes. This is advertising related, so it is considered adware and may be causing popup windows on your computer.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove askbar.dll?
        Yes, I would remove askbar.dll if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    AskBar.dll is a file that has been reported by many as an adware or malware related software BHO program. Be sure to verify the exact hard drive location shown below. This file will run as a BHO in your browser everytime you browse the internet. Normally this is also found with one or more other Askbar files on your computer, if you did not install this intentionally on your computer then I recommend removing this as soon as possible or disabling your browser BHOs. This spyware commonly goes by the name "Ask Bar". This program is currently located at C:\Program Files\AskBar\bar\bin\askBar.dll Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.