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Should I remove MTV Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #40,295
United States Rank #29,956
Reach 0.0026%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.71 days
548.23 days >
Average installed length: 288.05 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
12.24.1.342 3.23%
12.21.0.4025 3.23%
12.18.0.3219 3.23%
12.15.0.201 3.23%
12.10.2.4136 3.23%
12.10.0.3486 67.74%
12.7.0.2527 6.45%
12.6.0.1822 3.23%
12.3.0.978 6.45%

MTV Toolbar

What is MTV Toolbar?

This is an Ask.com (Ask Partner Network) Toolbar that will provide limited web browser functionality but will modify the user's home and search pages and providers to an Ask.com managed partner search engine.

About  (from APN)

The Ask Toolbar is a free browser add-on that allows you to search the Web using the Ask.com search engine directly from the browser.

Overview

The most used version is 12.10.0.3486, 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. The main program executable is ToolbarIcon.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 524 KB (536,576 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MTV Toolbar.
tbnotifier.exe (f332813cc013d6af5c5a0c32a3aed725) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15817 Adware.Win32.Asktoolbar.45
ESET-NOD32 9.12098 a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.M potentially unsafe
K7 AntiVirus 13.2016900 Unwanted-Program
K7GW 13.2016900 Unwanted-Program ( 004c42951 )
MTV Toolbar 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 MTV Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: apnstatic.ask.com/static/toolbar/everest/documents/faq/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vnt
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4D545656-3700-A76A-76A7-A758B70C0700}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 524 KB

Program filesFiles installed by MTV Toolbar

Program executable:ToolbarIcon.exe
Path:C:\Windows\Installer\{4D545656-3700-A76A-76A7-A758B70C0600}\ToolbarIcon.exe
MD5:b4d0e24a01c8ae23f63ab6d337de04b2
Additional files:
  • vntldr.exe - Virtual New Tab (Virtual New Tab Loader)
  • vntsrv.dll - Virtual New Tab Server
  • idcldr.exe - IDC (IDC Loader)
  • idcsrv.dll - IdcSrv (IDC Server)
  • idcsrvstub.dll - IDC Server Stub
  • (Malware detected) tbnotifier.exe - Ask TBNotifier (Ask Toolbar Notifier)
  • idcldr_x64.exe
  • idcsrv_x64.dll
  • idcsrvstub_x64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • tbnotifier.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ApnTBMon.
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".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

vntldr.exe
Memory:1.29 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009148031%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002577%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00088903%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:67,009
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:19.23 KB
435.61 KB average
tbnotifier.exe
Memory:3.82 MB
Total CPU:0.0045475051%
Kernel CPU:0.00282179%
User CPU:0.00172572%
CPU cycles/sec:257,823
I/O reads/min:1.27 KB

How do I remove MTV Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove MTV 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 MTV 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 MTV 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 MTV 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 MTV Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win 7 6%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.61%
Windows XP 19.35%
Windows 8 19.35%
Windows Vista 9.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.68%
Windows 8.1 9.68%
Windows 7 Professional 6.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.98%
  United Kingdom 9.76%
  Canada 7.32%
  India 4.88%
  AZ 2.44%
  Egypt 2.44%
  MA 2.44%
  Philippines 2.44%
  RS 2.44%
  Australia 2.44%
  Romania 2.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.92%
Dell 19.23%
Acer 19.23%
GIGABYTE 11.54%
ASUS 7.69%
American Megatrends 7.69%
Lenovo 3.85%
Alienware 3.85%
Common models
ASUSTeK K53E 8.00%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.00%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.00%
HP ENVY 6 Notebook PC 4.00%
Hewlett-Packard D5468AT-A... 4.00%
Gigabyte H57M-USB3 4.00%

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