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Should I remove Frostwire Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
72% remove it28% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,720
United States Rank #14,029
Reach 0.0093%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.06 days
208.21 days >
Average installed length: 109.40 days


VersionDistribution 60.33% 30.43% 1.63% 4.89% 1.63% 1.09%

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Frostwire Toolbar

What is Frostwire Toolbar?

Frostwire Toolbar is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monetization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within Firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.

What the toolbar does:
- Changes the default search engine in your web browser's built-in search box.
- Changes the default home page of your web browser.
- Adds alternative "page not found" functionality.
- Enable search from the address bar of your web browser.
- Allows software updates of the application once a new version is released.

About  (from Ask.com)

Ask Toolbar lets you perform a search from wherever you are on the Web. It's free to download and fits right in your browser. No matter what site you're visiting, simply go to the Ask Toolbar already in your browser, and type in your search. Additional features include map information, the latest headlines, financial s...  Read more
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Frostwire Toolbar has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Ask Partner Network
URL: www.FrostWire.com
Help link: about.ask.com/en/docs/about/index.shtml
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{46575637-0076-A76A-76A7-A758B70C0202}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{46575637-0076-A76A-76A7-A758B70C0100}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Frostwire Toolbar

Program executable:ToolbarIcon.exe
  • tbnotifier.exe (by APN) - 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' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\Updater\TBNotifier.exe".
Network connections
  • tbnotifier.exe connects to a23-67-253-43.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • tbnotifier.exe connects to a23-67-62-64.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.84 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0044228771%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00260096%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00182192%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:165,779
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:12.88 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:39 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Frostwire Toolbar?

You can uninstall Frostwire 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Frostwire Toolbar, 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 Frostwire 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 Frostwire Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 72%
Keep it 28%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.13%
Windows 10 16.85%
Windows Vista 12.50%
Windows XP 6.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.38%
Windows 8 9.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.56%
Windows 7 Professional 4.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.63%
  Canada 5.36%
  Australia 3.07%
  United Kingdom 3.07%
  Netherlands 1.92%
  Belgium 1.15%
  Indonesia 1.15%
  Malaysia 1.15%
  Brazil 0.77%
  Germany 0.77%
  MU 0.38%
  South Africa 0.38%
  KN 0.38%
  Uruguay 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.08%
Dell 24.62%
Acer 18.46%
Toshiba 10.00%
ASUS 3.85%
Gateway 3.08%
Lenovo 2.31%
American Megatrends 1.54%
Samsung 1.54%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.39%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.63%
Gateway T3656 1.75%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.75%
HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook ... 1.75%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.75%

About Ask.com

Ask focuses on search traffic through various methods, the number being installation of its toolbars through a lot of bundle and rebrand programs.
Publisher URL: www.ask.com


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