Search App by Ask – What is it?

Are you looking in the Add/Remove Programs dialog and see something called Search App by Ask and wonder what is it and how you got it on your machine?

Search App by Ask in the Remove programs dialog

Search App by Ask is a Web browser toolbar. Below is an example how Search App appears in Firefox. Search App also installs a custom search engine that appears in the search field in the upper right corner of Firefox.

Search App by Ask - About Box

I found Search App while installing a program called FreeTorrentViewer. FreeTorrentViewer bundled Search App. Here’s how Search App was disclosed in the FreeTorrentViewer installer:

Search App by Ask installer

How did you get Search App on your machine? Was it also bundled with another download?