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Should I remove Search Better Shopping App?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0005%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.60 days
386.49 days >
Average installed length: 203.07 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
12.35.0.327 42.86%
12.35.0.304 14.29%
12.29.0.213 14.29%
12.28.1.192 14.29%
12.18.0.84 14.29%

Search Better Shopping App

Overview

Search Better Shopping App is a software program developed by APN. The most common release is 12.35.0.327, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. In the Google Chrome browser, it will add an extension. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 8 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7. While about 64% of users of Search Better Shopping App come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and India.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: apnstatic.ask.com/static/toolbar/everest/documents/faq/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\askpartnernetwork\chromeutils
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{524C544D-2D59-5354-00A7-A758B70C1D00}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by Search Better Shopping App

  • apnnativemsghost.exe - APN Native Messaging Host
  • com.apn.native_messaging_host_aaaafdgjgbppohmbeoohoddlngdfmaij.json
  • com.apn.native_messaging_host_aaaafdjlbbgkhepghbjohbcgjhlbgnah.json
  • aaaafdgjgbppohmbeoohoddlngdfmaij.crx
  • aaaafdjlbbgkhepghbjohbcgjhlbgnah.crx
  • tbnotifier.exe - Ask TBNotifier (Ask Toolbar Notifier)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • tbnotifier.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ApnTBMon (2)' 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'.

How do I remove Search Better Shopping App?

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Or, you can uninstall Search Better Shopping App 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 Search Better Shopping App, 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 Search Better Shopping App.
  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 Search Better Shopping App you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 43%
Win 7 (SP1) 29%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows 8 42.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 28.57%
Windows 10 Home 14.29%
Windows 10 Pro 14.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.64%
  Brazil 18.18%
  India 9.09%
  Qatar 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 40.00%
Toshiba 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C850-B5... 14.29%
Samsung RV410/RV510/S3510... 14.29%
Positivo Informatica SA P... 14.29%
PEGATRON IPMH61P1 14.29%
HP Pavilion 061 PW665AA-A... 14.29%
Dell XPS 8700 14.29%

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