How to Remove “GENERICASKTOOLBAR.DLL”

What is GENERICASKTOOLBAR.DLL ?

The file named GENERICASKTOOLBAR.DLL is developed by Search Results. The program has a digital signature from IAC Search and Media. The DLL program is confirmed to be an adware and a spyware in disguise. It has a high threat level of 5 because of multiple attacks on various systems. It is part of the Ask.com toolbar extension and makes various changes to the browser settings.

GENERICASKTOOLBAR.DLL is located in C:\Program Files\ask.com\genericasktoolbar.dll. The total size of the file is 1.4 megabytes. The latest version of the file available is 5.12.0.15935. The program is a non-system process and is not important for Windows OS. If found to be running, remove it immediately using the right tool.

Affected Platform: Windows OS.

How to check if your computer is infected with GENERICASKTOOLBAR.DLL malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with GENERICASKTOOLBAR.DLL malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

  • Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the GENERICASKTOOLBAR.DLL file and open its location

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove GENERICASKTOOLBAR.DLL malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove GENERICASKTOOLBAR.DLL malware using CCE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove GENERICASKTOOLBAR.DLL malware from your computer including all other malwares!

2

Malware Entries

First Seen: 06 April 2018 at 3:06 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Ask Executable f37156a44dac7a93
122795ef2abcab43
67c6b0a9
ef1df9eb5c44565b
af121ef85bc83c80
Virus.Win32.
Floxif.A
Yes 5.8.0.0 5.8.0.0 Ghana N/A
2 Ask Executable 30d15b411f176f72
fed9361fe1883434
eba2147b
d24fa58a3127ba35
f007bf05b36884be
ApplicUnwnt Yes 5.11.3.155
90
5.11.3.155
90
Bangladesh N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
50

Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 November 2008 at 11:25 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Ask Executable a433a1876a86ce93
d1c2d120e2bf4851
99628302
53129899bb8482fa
ca38af8f9db83ded
Yes 5.15.9.304
96
5.15.9.304
96
United Kingdom
2 Ask.com Executable 17e4d6319a97c06d
7b808d86ca446e5e
e2ae2f6c
ff22d72ee4e7f79b
5b3ea9c0d9275764
Yes 5.2.1.267 5.2.1.267 United States
3 Ask.com Executable ae6222a04c54a9a9
e35ee2f3ba5b0a42
02c805c2
f302182f91bffbac
4b46396e10f55370
Yes 5.4.0.371 5.4.0.371 Internal Submission
4 Ask.com Executable 6d53b652747639c8
ab7049ea2dd301c2
17480f41
ae66ad17d7c262be
b09e85729598f51b
Yes 5.4.4.118 5.4.4.118 United States
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
Exclusive Offer
Get Free Endpoint Protection
Get Advanced
Endpoint
Protection

Award-Winning Security to Protect Your Clients from Cyber Attacks

Comodo Internet Security Pro

Free Antivirus protection from hackers! Get the ultimate Antivirus solution to keep your PC clean and to remove viruses from a slow or infected PC. Improve the PC performance at home or use it on-the-go!

Get Comodo Internet Security Comodo Internet Security