askservice.exe - Is askservice.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is askservice.exe?
Purpose of askservice.exe:



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. askservice.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
This AskService.exe software file would have been installed by you, as this would not have arrived preinstalled on your computer. Be sure to verify the exact hard drive location shown below, as virus and spyware writers often use the same name and locate the software file in a different folder. This AskService.exe file has been reported to consume huge amounts of resources. Normally this is also found with one or more other Askbar files on your computer, like BHO objects in your browser called askbar. if you did not install this intentionally on your computer then I recommend removing this as soon as possible. This has been reported as spyware or adware by many, this goes by the name "Ask Bar" or search assistant, and may lead to advertisements or popups. Visit askservice.exe 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 askservice.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This program is currently located at C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\AskService.exe


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, askservice.exe 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. askservice.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is askservice.exe 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 askservice.exe?
        Yes, I would remove askservice.exe 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
    This AskService.exe software file would have been installed by you, as this would not have arrived preinstalled on your computer. Be sure to verify the exact hard drive location shown below, as virus and spyware writers often use the same name and locate the software file in a different folder. This AskService.exe file has been reported to consume huge amounts of resources. Normally this is also found with one or more other Askbar files on your computer, like BHO objects in your browser called askbar. if you did not install this intentionally on your computer then I recommend removing this as soon as possible. This has been reported as spyware or adware by many, this goes by the name "Ask Bar" or search assistant, and may lead to advertisements or popups. This program is currently located at C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\AskService.exe Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.