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!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 06 November 2010 at 8:21 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Ask Executable 2b666b4117133c19
cf0d8d60fd28e62d
c81cd64b
a277716d0e981151
21978c70b011325f
ApplicUnwnt.
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 5.12.2.167
49
5.12.2.167
49
United States N/A
2 Ask Executable 2b666b4117133c19
cf0d8d60fd28e62d
c81cd64b
a277716d0e981151
21978c70b011325f
ApplicUnwnt.
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 5.12.2.167
49
5.12.2.167
49
158.222.186.199/32 N/A
3 Ask Executable 2b666b4117133c19
cf0d8d60fd28e62d
c81cd64b
a277716d0e981151
21978c70b011325f
ApplicUnwnt.
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 5.12.2.167
49
5.12.2.167
49
Czech Republic N/A
4 Ask.com Executable c3bf3efbfae3bae5
82ec5fe4a9b38f99
e228cdcf
28f1fcebb44fbef9
47ecc10eb117b2e8
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 5.6.9.127 5.6.9.127 Australia N/A
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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 Executable 77692ef54c8c78a7
fe6b64ed7d311b20
731b7324
ea4aa0ec4d4c35ef
8fe008dc3e06e8b4
Yes 5.15.18.37
268
5.15.18.37
268
China
4 Ask.com Executable 193d8d0a40cd5ad4
308c43740ce3671d
354950d5
858e56fe2afce38a
d37e5f675067d1ad
Yes 5.6.6.117 5.6.6.117 Internal Submission
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