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

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

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: 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

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

  • 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.

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