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Should I remove iYogi Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #35,801
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.29 days
303.47 days >
Average installed length: 159.45 days


VersionDistribution 9.09% 9.09% 9.09% 18.18% 9.09% 9.09% 18.18% 9.09% 9.09%

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iYogi Toolbar

What is iYogi Toolbar?

From the EULA: "With your consent, your Internet browser default search feature will be set to the APN Search Service, and you will access such APN Search Service (i) by entering queries in your browser chrome search box; (ii) by entering queries in your browser address bar, and/or (iii) in response to misspelled, incorrectly formatted or unresolved DNS submissions in your browser address bar, in each case if and as applicable based on your browser(s) and the specific Search Application version."

About  (from APN)

During the Search Application download process, you may be given the option to reset your Internet browsers' default homepage (or similar page – e.g., a start page, start tab, etc.) to Ask.com or some other specified webpage, and/or reset your new tab page (in compatible browsers) to an APN new tab product. If you elec...  Read more


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. 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 tbnotifier.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 11 files.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in iYogi Toolbar.
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
iYogi 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 iYogi Toolbar.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: APN, LLC
URL: help.ask.com/link/portal/30015/30018/ArticleFolder/11/Ask-com-Browser-Toolbar
Help link: apnstatic.ask.com/static/toolbar/everest/documents/faq/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vnt
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4959472D-5636-006A-76A7-A758B70C0A02}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by iYogi Toolbar

Program executable:tbnotifier.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Ask TBNotifier
Ask Toolbar Notifier
Path:C:\Program Files\askpartnernetwork\toolbar\updater\tbnotifier.exe
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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • vntldr.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'VNT' and executes as "C:\Program Files\VNT\vntldr.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • 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".
  • 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'.

How do I remove iYogi Toolbar?

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Or, you can uninstall iYogi 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 iYogi 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 iYogi 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 iYogi Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win Vista (SP2) 9%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.73%
Windows 8 18.18%
Windows Vista 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.55%
Windows 10 Home 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 8 Pro 9.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.74%
  United Kingdom 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.00%
Hewlett-Packard 30.00%
Toshiba 20.00%
Acer 10.00%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 580s 9.09%
Dell Inspiron 545 9.09%
TOSHIBA Satellite E305 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1234 9.09%
Equus Computer Systems No... 9.09%
Dell Inspiron 1545 9.09%


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