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What information does ASK or APNToolBar Collect

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#1 eeg710


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 11:33 AM


I am helping someone who has had the ASK Toolbar installed. I have located a bunch of files relating to it using Malwarebytes and want to know what types of personal data may have been collected. Does it monitor keystrokes? Just cookies? Does anyone have this information? I have Googled a bunch of different related queries and the most specific information I could find was "Personal data." Thanks in advance for your help.


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 06:08 PM

It dosnt monitor keystrokes.

My opinion is that it slipped into that PUP-Malware class when it started being bundled as a add-on to other software or did things like change your start page or became the default search engine automatically.

Options already checked for you. At one time a Java install even tried to push it.

This was a few years ago and these practices may have changed by now.

Personally I wouldnt use any toolbar.



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