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What percent of users and experts removed it?
73% remove it27% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

Coupon Network

What is Coupon Network?

Coupon Network is an advertising-supported Ask.com web browser toolbar/extension that will make the following changes to the browser's settings:

- Changes the default home page and new tabs and protect these search settings
- Changes the default search engine in your Internet Browser, including the browser's built-in search box
- Adds an addition of alternative error page functionality, such as “Page Not Found” and DNS errors
- Tracks usage behavior. Information about the search queries submited in connection with the Toolbar and how it is interacted with search results may be used to personalize the content and advertisements


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 3 files.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Coupon Network.
tbnotifier.exe (98a4358eb0bf7de055dbf5cf8f80d1b2) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 N PUP/Win32.IECore
ESET-NOD32 8.9601 a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.F
Coupon Network has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Coupon Network.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: apnstatic.ask.com/static/toolbar/everest/documents/faq/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\askpartnernetwork\toolbar\updater
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{43544C32-2D56-3600-76A7-A758B70C0A02}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by Coupon Network

  • tbnotifier.exe - Ask TBNotifier (Ask Toolbar Notifier)
  • vntldr.exe - Virtual New Tab (Virtual New Tab Loader)
  • vntsrv.dll - Virtual New Tab Server

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (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".
  • vntldr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VNT' which loads as C:\Program Files\VNT\vntldr.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • tbnotifier.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\Updater\TBNotifier.exe'.

How do I remove Coupon Network?

Quickly and completely remove Coupon Network 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 Coupon Network 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 Coupon Network, 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 Coupon Network.
  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.
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Win Vista (SP2) 67%
Win XP 33%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 73%
Keep it 27%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 66.67%
Windows XP 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 66.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 66.67%
Dell 33.33%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 33.33%
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 33.33%
Dell Optiplex GX280 ... 33.33%


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