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

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

Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and 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

  • Is askbar.dll spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

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

  • Is askbar.dll considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • 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.

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