toolbar_ars3@apn.ask.com.xpi

Ask Toolbar

This is the Firefox installer module which includes the Ask.com Toolbar as well as contains an install script. The file toolbar_ars3@apn.ask.com.xpi has been detected as a potentially unwanted program by 1 anti-malware scanner with very strong indications that the file is a potential threat. It loads in Mozilla Firefox as a compliled extension named 'Ask Toolbar' created by Ask.com.
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MD5:
d7255e329df5fd898ad429ab48881778

SHA-1:
267afefc27cc4e5c31d9cb47ed40a1b698030daa

SHA-256:
9d13e40f09f241eb944f72b0a492c3ac6490189245baf50e6f2b04095bbc55c9

Scanner detections:
1 / 68

Status:
Potentially unwanted

Analysis date:
12/3/2016 5:55:33 AM UTC  (today)

Scan engine
Detection
Engine version

Reason Heuristics
PUP.AskToolbar.MozillaPlugin.Z
14.6.10.12

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File size:
544.2 KB (557,308 bytes)

File type:
Cross-Platform Installer Module (XPI), used by Mozilla bundles

Common path:
C:\users\{user}\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\{user}.default\extensions\toolbar_ars3@apn.ask.com.xpi

Mozilla Extension
Name:
toolbar_ARS3@apn.ask.com.xpi

Display:
Ask Toolbar

Id:
toolbar_ARS3@apn.ask.com

Creator:
Ask.com

Description:
“Convenient tools and links to make your browsing more enjoyable”

Home page:
http://www.ask.com/


<RDF xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:em="http://www.mozilla.org/2004/em-rdf#">
  <Description about="urn:mozilla:install-manifest">
    <em:id>toolbar_ARS3@apn.ask.com</em:id>
    <em:name>Ask Toolbar</em:name>
    <em:description>Convenient tools and links to make your browsing more enjoyable</em:description>
    <!-- Localized descriptions -->
    <em:localized>
      <Description>
        <em:locale>es-</em:locale>
        <em:name>Ask Toolbar</em:name>
        <em:creator>Ask.com</em:creator>
        <em:description>Herramientas y enlaces útiles para mejorar su experiencia de navegación</em:description>
      </Description>
    </em:localized>
    <em:localized>
      <Description>
        <em:locale>de-</em:locale>
        <em:name>Ask Toolbar</em:name>
        <em:creator>Ask.com</em:creator>
        <em:description>Praktische Tools und Links für ein noch größeres Surfvergnügen</em:description>
      </Description>
    </em:localized>
    <em:localized>
      <Description>
        <em:locale>fr-</em:locale>
        <em:name>Ask Toolbar</em:name>
        <em:creator>Ask.com</em:creator>
        <em:description>Des outils et des liens très pratiques pour faciliter votre navigation sur le Web</em:description>
      </Description>
    </em:localized>
    <em:localized>
      <Description>
        <em:locale>it-</em:locale>
        <em:name>Ask Toolbar</em:name>
        <em:creator>Ask.com</em:creator>
        <em:description>Strumenti e link utili per facilitare la navigazione sul Web</em:description>
      </Description>
    </em:localized>
    <em:localized>
      <Description>
        <em:locale>nl-</em:locale>
        <em:name>Ask Toolbar</em:name>
        <em:creator>Ask.com</em:creator>
        <em:description>Handige tools en koppelingen voor prettiger websurfen</em:description>
      </Description>
    </em:localized>
    <em:localized>
      <Description>
        <em:locale>pl-</em:locale>
        <em:name>Ask Toolbar</em:name>
        <em:creator>Ask.com</em:creator>
        <em:description>Wygodne narzędzia i łącza ułatwiające korzystanie z sieci</em:description>
      </Description>
    </em:localized>
    <em:localized>
      <Description>
        <em:locale>pt-</em:locale>
        <em:name>Ask Toolbar</em:name>
        <em:creator>Ask.com</em:creator>
        <em:description>Ferramentas e links convenientes para tornar sua navegação na web mais agradável</em:description>
      </Description>
    </em:localized>
    <em:localized>
      <Description>
        <em:locale>ru-</em:locale>
        <em:name>Ask Toolbar</em:name>
        <em:creator>Ask.com</em:creator>
        <em:description>Удобные инструменты и ссылки, которые сделают вашу навигацию в сети Интернет еще более приятной</em:description>
      </Description>
    </em:localized>
    <em:creator>Ask.com</em:creator>
    <em:homepageURL>http://www.ask.com/</em:homepageURL>
    <...
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