Is askservice.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of askservice.exe:









File purpose and description:

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. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
askservice.exe

File type:
This is a executable file program.

File or folder location:
This program is currently located at C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\AskService.exe


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, askservice.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of askservice.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!