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Should I remove Ask Toolbar for Epson?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,726
United States Rank #10,162
Reach 0.0184%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.10 days
32.39 days >
Average installed length: 17.02 days


VersionDistribution 7.81% 9.38% 1.56% 1.56% 1.56% 1.56% 15.63% 7.81% 18.75% 4.69% 3.13% 10.94% 3.13% 3.13% 3.13% 6.25%

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Ask Toolbar for Epson

What is Ask Toolbar for Epson?

From the EULA: "If you download the Ask.com Toolbar, Epson will receive analytical and other information about the fact that you have installed the Toolbar, the number of times you use the Toolbar for searches, the type of Toolbar you use, your geographic location and browser settings, and whether or not you click on advertisements provided through the Ask.com Toolbar and related search queries, for purposes of managing our commercial agreement with APN, LLC. If you use an "InkFinder" or similar Epson application through the Ask.com Toolbar, we will also receive analytical and other information about your printer and ink for customer support purposes. Epson may also use this information to market Epson products and services to you. This Privacy Policy does not cover any use of information that Ask.com itself may collect from you by virtue of your downloading and/or use of the Ask.com Toolbar or the methods used by Ask.com to collect that information.

Epson participates in online advertising networks and exchanges that display relevant advertisements to site visitors based on their interests as reflected in their browsing of the Sites and certain third party sites participating in the same networks and exchanges, including but not limited to networks and exchanges operated by Responsys, Yahoo/Bing, and Google."


Ask Toolbar for Epson is a program developed by APN. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is tbnotifier.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 7.6 MB of memory. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 638.5 KB (653,824 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 90% of users of Ask Toolbar for Epson come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/AboutPrivacyInfo.jsp
Help link: apnstatic.ask.com/static/toolbar/everest/documents/faq/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\askpartnernetwork\toolbar\updater
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{45504E56-3634-006A-76A7-A758B70C0300}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 638.5 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Ask Toolbar for Epson

Program executable:tbnotifier.exe
Name:Ask TBNotifier
Ask Toolbar Notifier
Path:C:\Program Files\askpartnernetwork\toolbar\updater\tbnotifier.exe
(From the publisher) “The Ask Toolbar Notifier is a client process which runs as part of the Ask Toolbar. The Notifier's job is to help instruct you during the toolbar installation and browser upgrades on your computer. ”

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • tbnotifier.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2A74CAE7-C98C-44C6-9E9E-155D069D857D}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • tbnotifier.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ApnTBMon' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\Updater\TBNotifier.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • tbnotifier.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\Updater\TBNotifier.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.6 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0017233260%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00077767%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00094565%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Ask Toolbar for Epson?

Quickly and completely remove Ask Toolbar for Epson from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Ask Toolbar for Epson from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Ask Toolbar for Epson, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Ask Toolbar for Epson.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Ask Toolbar for Epson you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.44%
Windows 8 43.75%
Windows Vista 4.69%
Windows XP 3.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.81%
Windows 8.1 17.19%
Windows 8 14.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.81%
Windows 7 Professional 7.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.24%
  Australia 3.66%
  United Kingdom 2.44%
  Russia 1.22%
  New Zealand 1.22%
  Canada 1.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.33%
Dell 21.67%
Toshiba 11.67%
Lenovo 11.67%
Acer 8.33%
ASUS 8.33%
Sony 5.00%
American Megatrends 1.67%
Gateway 1.67%
Alienware 1.67%
Samsung 1.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.45%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.72%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.72%
HP Pavilion m6 Notebook P... 1.72%
HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 1.72%
HPE-500y 1.72%


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