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Should I remove KMP Media Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,619
United States Rank #32,716
Reach 0.0329%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.35 days
541.29 days >
Average installed length: 284.41 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0.12 100.00%

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KMP Media Toolbar

What is KMP Media Toolbar?

KMP Media Toolbar is an Ask.com branded toolbar (IAC) for Intenet Explorer and Firefox. The toolbar collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Ask.com ad network so they can suggest services or provide advertising via the toolbar. KMP Media Toolbar will attempt to change your home page and search provider during installation and provides an Ask.com search box and various other generic features in the toolbar.

About  (from Ask.com)

Ask Toolbar lets you perform a search from wherever you are on the Web. It's free to download and fits right in your browser. No matter what site you're visiting, simply go to the Ask Toolbar already in your browser, and type in your search. Additional features include map information, the latest headlines, financial s...  Read more

Overview

The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. 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 main program executable is kmpmediatoolbarX.dll. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 7 files and is usually about 2.31 MB (2,419,764 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in KMP Media Toolbar.
searchresultsDx.dll (5bf32d3e02a50c96ac146e6a13daf244) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.1487 Adware.Win32.Visicom.B
ESET-NOD32 8.9924 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.B
dtUser.exe (838667b3b34dfe62f924ef75e6089473) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 5.5.1.3 PUA.Toolbar.Visicom!
ESET-NOD32 12095 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Visicom.C potentially unwanted
KMP Media Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: help.ask.com/link/portal/30015/30018/Article/1/How-do-I-remove-the-Ask-com-Toolbar
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\kmpmediatoolbar
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\kmpmediatoolbar\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by KMP Media Toolbar

Program module:kmpmediatoolbarX.dll
Name: dtx Dynamic Link Library
dtx Dynamic Link Library
Path:C:\Program Files\kmpmediatoolbar\kmpmediatoolbarX.dll
MD5:d9b4bd053acb587e3577c0b89b16d93a
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) searchresultsDx.dll - Ask.com Dynamic Link Library
  • searchresultstb.dll - DTX Toolbar (DTX kernel Module)
  • uninstall.exe - KMP Media Toolbar (KMP Media Toolbar Installer)
  • (Malware detected) dtUser.exe (by Visicom Media) - DTX broker
  • kmpmediatoolbarX.dll - dtx Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • searchresultsDx.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'aTube Toolbar' with the class of {bfc39e47-d643-4dc2-aa1d-61377501c844}.
  • kmpmediatoolbarX.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'KMP Media Toolbar' with the class of {daf5b34c-1aa3-4c33-ae24-766a370635d2}.
2 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • searchresultsDx.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'aTube Toolbar' with the class of {bfc39e47-d643-4dc2-aa1d-61377501c844}.
  • kmpmediatoolbarX.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'KMP Media Toolbar' with the class of {daf5b34c-1aa3-4c33-ae24-766a370635d2}.
2 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • searchresultsDx.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'aTube Toolbar' with a class of {bfc39e47-d643-4dc2-aa1d-61377501c844} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • kmpmediatoolbarX.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'KMP Media Toolbar' with a class of {daf5b34c-1aa3-4c33-ae24-766a370635d2} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dtUser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\toolbar2\dtUser.exe'.

How do I remove KMP Media Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove KMP Media Toolbar 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 KMP Media Toolbar 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 KMP Media Toolbar, 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 KMP Media Toolbar.
  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 KMP Media Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.11%
Windows XP 14.07%
Windows 8 8.44%
Windows Vista 2.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.13%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.04%
Windows 7 Professional 6.74%
Windows 8 Pro 2.61%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.34% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 46.34%
  Taiwan 5.32%
  United States 5.10%
  India 4.43%
  BD 3.99%
  IQ 3.33%
  Russia 2.44%
  Thailand 2.44%
  Czech Republic 1.77%
  DZ 1.33%
  Saudi Arabia 1.33%
  Hungary 1.11%
  MA 1.11%
  Poland 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.68%
Hewlett-Packard 20.77%
GIGABYTE 17.89%
Acer 17.57%
ASUS 9.90%
Lenovo 5.43%
Samsung 1.92%
American Megatrends 0.96%
Toshiba 0.96%
Intel 0.64%
MSI 0.64%
Sony 0.64%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 8.00%
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.50%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.50%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2P 2.50%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.50%

About Ask.com

Ask focuses on search traffic through various methods, the number being installation of its toolbars through a lot of bundle and rebrand programs.
Publisher URL: www.ask.com

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