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Windows 7: Windows ask updater Error

07 Jul 2011   #1
Zeezoram

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 
Windows ask updater Error

I was recently working on my computer doing some gaming and all of the sudden my computer started acting a little funny, not running a program correctly so i restarted my computer and when i got back to the desktop menu i got a pop-up saying Ask Updater has stopped working. Along with this error came another pop-up saying Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library - Runtime Error Program: C:\Program Files(x86)\Ask.com\updater.exe this application has requested the runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. I tried restarting, emptying recycling bin and fixing unused file extensions to see if that was the problem, but it didn't help. Is there any way to fix this? Also i would love to know what might cause something like this to happen! I run a Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit Toshiba Laptop with a 4g ram. Thanks in advance for taking the time to look at this!


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07 Jul 2011   #2
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zeezoram View Post
I was recently working on my computer doing some gaming and all of the sudden my computer started acting a little funny, not running a program correctly so i restarted my computer and when i got back to the desktop menu i got a pop-up saying Ask Updater has stopped working. Along with this error came another pop-up saying Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library - Runtime Error Program: C:\Program Files(x86)\Ask.com\updater.exe this application has requested the runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. I tried restarting, emptying recycling bin and fixing unused file extensions to see if that was the problem, but it didn't help. Is there any way to fix this? Also i would love to know what might cause something like this to happen! I run a Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit Toshiba Laptop with a 4g ram. Thanks in advance for taking the time to look at this!
Hi,welcome to SF
It seems that ask toolbar cause troubles in ur system.
Please follow the steps in that link to completely remove and clean ASK from ur system Remove and Delete Ask Toolbar and Its Components From Internet Explorer and Your Computer
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Download,install,update,scan with http://www.superantispyware.com/down...NTISPYWAREFREE
Download,install,update,scan with http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
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Wait for results and please post back.
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07 Jul 2011   #3
Zeezoram

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zeezoram View Post
I was recently working on my computer doing some gaming and all of the sudden my computer started acting a little funny, not running a program correctly so i restarted my computer and when i got back to the desktop menu i got a pop-up saying Ask Updater has stopped working. Along with this error came another pop-up saying Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library - Runtime Error Program: C:\Program Files(x86)\Ask.com\updater.exe this application has requested the runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. I tried restarting, emptying recycling bin and fixing unused file extensions to see if that was the problem, but it didn't help. Is there any way to fix this? Also i would love to know what might cause something like this to happen! I run a Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit Toshiba Laptop with a 4g ram. Thanks in advance for taking the time to look at this!
Hi,welcome to SF
It seems that ask toolbar cause troubles in ur system.
Please follow the steps in that link to completely remove and clean ASK from ur system Remove and Delete Ask Toolbar and Its Components From Internet Explorer and Your Computer
-------------------
Download,install,update,scan with SUPERAntiSpyware.com - Downloading File
Download,install,update,scan with Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer
--------------------------------------------
Wait for results and please post back.

Ty I'm Glad to be here! I went through your solution and restarted my computer, lo and behold it no longer popped up! Ty so much!
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07 Jul 2011   #4
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zeezoram View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zeezoram View Post
I was recently working on my computer doing some gaming and all of the sudden my computer started acting a little funny, not running a program correctly so i restarted my computer and when i got back to the desktop menu i got a pop-up saying Ask Updater has stopped working. Along with this error came another pop-up saying Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library - Runtime Error Program: C:\Program Files(x86)\Ask.com\updater.exe this application has requested the runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. I tried restarting, emptying recycling bin and fixing unused file extensions to see if that was the problem, but it didn't help. Is there any way to fix this? Also i would love to know what might cause something like this to happen! I run a Windows 7 home Premium 64 bit Toshiba Laptop with a 4g ram. Thanks in advance for taking the time to look at this!
Hi,welcome to SF
It seems that ask toolbar cause troubles in ur system.
Please follow the steps in that link to completely remove and clean ASK from ur system Remove and Delete Ask Toolbar and Its Components From Internet Explorer and Your Computer
-------------------
Download,install,update,scan with SUPERAntiSpyware.com - Downloading File
Download,install,update,scan with Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer
--------------------------------------------
Wait for results and please post back.

Ty I'm Glad to be here! I went through your solution and restarted my computer, lo and behold it no longer popped up! Ty so much!
Good news! I'm Glad to help you
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07 Jul 2011   #5
TrishS

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Read this earlier on as had the same problem yesterday and this morning - Went to Control Panel Remove program and removed Ask.com and problem solved.
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07 Jul 2011   #6
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TrishS View Post
Read this earlier on as had the same problem yesterday and this morning - Went to Control Panel Remove program and removed Ask.com and problem solved.
[Please follow the steps in that link to completely remove and clean ASK from ur system Remove and Delete Ask Toolbar and Its Components From Internet Explorer and Your Computer]
Well ask toolbar is one of the most worst stuff floating on internet and in software's.
Sometimes is difficult to get rid of it.
Im glad that you also solved it with the easy way
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