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Should I remove KMP Media Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,944
United States Rank #34,628
Reach 0.0121%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.51 days
191.96 days >
Average installed length: 100.86 days


VersionDistribution 20.92% 40.17% 0.84% 7.95% 25.52% 3.35% 1.26%

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KMP Media Toolbar

What is KMP Media Toolbar?

KMP Media Toolbar is an Ask.com branded toolbar (IAC) for Intenet Explorer and Firefox. The toolbar collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Ask.com ad network so they can suggest services or provide advertising via the toolbar. KMP Media Toolbar will attempt to change your home page and search provider during installation and provides an Ask.com search box and various other generic features in the toolbar.

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


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. The primary executable is named tbnotifier.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 1 files.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Hijacks the browser's default search provider
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in KMP Media 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
KMP Media 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: help.ask.com/link/portal/30015/30018/Article/1/How-do-I-remove-the-Ask-com-Toolbar
Help link: about.ask.com/en/docs/about/index.shtml
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\askpartnernetwork\toolbar\updater
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4B4D5056-3600-A76A-76A7-A758B70B0A01}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by KMP Media Toolbar

Program executable:tbnotifier.exe
Name:Ask TBNotifier
Ask Toolbar Notifier
Signed by:APN LLC
Path:C:\Program Files\askpartnernetwork\toolbar\updater\tbnotifier.exe
(From the publisher) “The Ask Toolbar Notifier is a client process which runs as part of the Ask Toolbar. The Notifier's job is to help instruct you during the toolbar installation and browser upgrades on your computer. ”

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".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • tbnotifier.exe is added as a firewall exception for '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:8.53 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0040020302%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00265204%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00134999%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:39 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:7 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove KMP Media Toolbar?

You can uninstall KMP Media 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 KMP Media 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 KMP Media 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 KMP Media Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.90%
Windows XP 15.06%
Windows 10 8.79%
Windows Vista 1.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 44.77%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.64%
Windows 7 Professional 7.53%
Windows 8 Pro 3.35%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.05% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 27.05%
  United States 13.11%
  Taiwan 6.15%
  Russia 6.15%
  Saudi Arabia 4.10%
  UA 3.69%
  India 3.69%
  Germany 2.46%
  United Kingdom 2.46%
  Australia 1.64%
  Indonesia 1.64%
  Malaysia 1.64%
  Brazil 1.23%
  Greece 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 19.35%
Dell 16.77%
Hewlett-Packard 16.13%
ASUS 12.90%
Lenovo 5.81%
Toshiba 2.58%
Intel 2.58%
Sahara 1.94%
American Megatrends 1.94%
Samsung 1.94%
Sony 1.29%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.65%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.23%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.42%
Gigabyte M61PME-S2P 2.42%
Gigabyte EP41T-UD3L 1.61%
Gigabyte EP41-UD3L 1.61%

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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