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Should I remove Avery Teoma Search App?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #42,536
United States Rank #23,594
Reach 0.0021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.70 days
261.21 days >
Average installed length: 137.24 days


VersionDistribution 57.14% 16.67% 7.14% 11.90% 7.14%

Avery Teoma Search App


Avery Teoma Search App 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. 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 6 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 99% of users of Avery Teoma Search App come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.
  • Starts automatically
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: help.teoma.com/ics/support/splash.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\askpartnernetwork\chromeutils
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4156522D-5447-006A-76A7-A758B70C2804}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by Avery Teoma Search App

  • apnnativemsghost.exe - APN Native Messaging Host
  • com.apn.native_messaging_host_ckadhkfhcieallpikidnjojofenjpfni.json
  • tbnhlpr_x64.exe - APN Toolbar Notifier Helper
  • ckadhkfhcieallpikidnjojofenjpfni.crx
  • 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 ApnTBMon.
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'.

How do I remove Avery Teoma Search App?

You can uninstall Avery Teoma Search 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Avery Teoma Search App, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Teoma Search 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 Avery Teoma Search App you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 10 83%
Win 7 (SP1) 17%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 83.33%
Windows 7 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 64.29%
Windows 10 Pro 11.90%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.52%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Windows 8.1 4.76%
Windows 10 Enterprise 2.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.67%
  United Kingdom 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 30.77%
Toshiba 10.26%
Lenovo 7.69%
Acer 7.69%
ASUS 5.13%
Sony 2.56%
Samsung 2.56%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3847 4.88%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.88%
Dell OptiPlex 760 4.88%
HP HP Notebook 4.88%
TOSHIBA Satellite P875 2.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite L75-C 2.44%


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