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Should I remove Avery Search App by Ask?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,825
United States Rank #14,064
Reach 0.0067%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.06 days
178.65 days >
Average installed length: 93.86 days


VersionDistribution 13.95% 5.43% 5.43% 0.78% 1.55% 0.78% 0.78% 5.43% 1.55% 2.33% 0.78% 0.78% 0.78% 1.55% 5.43% 5.43% 3.10% 2.33% 3.88% 3.10% 3.10% 2.33% 1.55% 3.10% 2.33% 2.33% 8.53% 0.78% 10.08% 0.78%

Avery Search App by Ask


Avery Search App by Ask is a software program developed by APN. The most common release is, 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. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 12 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 92% of users of Avery Search App by Ask come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

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{41565232-2D53-5000-76A7-A758B70C1D00}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by Avery Search App by Ask

  • tbnhlpr_x64.exe - APN Toolbar Notifier Helper
  • tbnotifier.exe - Ask TBNotifier (Ask Toolbar Notifier)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • tbnotifier.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
Startup File (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".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • tbnotifier.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\Updater\TBNotifier.exe'.

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Or, you can uninstall Avery Search App by Ask 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 Avery Search App by Ask, 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 Avery Search App by Ask.
  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.

Win 8 68%
Win XP 1%
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 10 68.22%
Windows 7 26.36%
Windows Vista 4.65%
Windows XP 0.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 42.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.73%
Windows 8.1 11.63%
Windows 7 Professional 10.08%
Windows 10 Pro 7.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.67%
  Canada 5.09%
  United Kingdom 0.93%
  PR 0.93%
  France 0.46%
  Philippines 0.46%
  Italy 0.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.23%
Dell 20.19%
Toshiba 11.54%
Acer 10.58%
Lenovo 6.73%
ASUS 2.88%
Intel 1.92%
Gateway 0.96%
Samsung 0.96%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.67%
HP ProBook 4530s 1.83%
Dell Latitude E5520 1.83%
Gateway DX4860 1.83%
HP 550-a114 1.83%
LENOVO 20182 1.83%


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