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Should I remove KMP Media Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
87% remove it13% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,048
United States Rank #17,842
Reach 0.0765%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.02 days
443.01 days >
Average installed length: 232.77 days


VersionDistribution 0.13% 0.27% 0.07% 0.07% 0.13% 0.33% 0.46% 0.13% 0.27% 0.07% 0.33% 0.07% 0.20% 0.27% 0.27% 0.07% 1.06% 0.20% 0.93% 0.07% 0.40% 0.60% 0.13% 0.33% 0.20% 1.33% 2.19% 0.60% 0.53% 0.07% 0.33% 0.20% 0.20% 0.33% 0.07% 0.20% 0.20% 8.02% 0.13% 0.46% 0.07% 0.60% 1.19% 0.27% 1.33% 0.07% 3.78% 0.60% 1.39% 0.07% 0.07%
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KMP Media Toolbar

What is KMP Media Toolbar?

KMP Media Toolbar is a web browser toolbar and extension that modifies the browsers search and home pages as well as delivers contextual based advertising. This toolbar currently supports Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. In order to provide search advertising revenue, the software is designed not only to modify the search provider but to protect it so that it remains the default browser search engine. It is typically installed via a co-bundled offer within a third-party software distribution.

- Modifies the user's search engine and search provider.
- Changes the user's browser home page.
- Adds search functionality from the address bar.
- Displays contextual search advertising.

About  (from APN)

Default Search, Address Bar Queries, DNS Errors: 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...  Read more
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Loads into the web browser
  • 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!
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: APN, LLC
URL: apn.ask.com
Help link: apnstatic.ask.com/static/toolbar/everest/documents/faq/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\vnt
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4B4D5056-3700-A76A-76A7-A758B70C0300}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 955.5 KB

Program filesFiles installed by KMP Media Toolbar

Program module:tbcso.dll
Name:APN ToolbarCleaner
Path:C:\Program Files\askpartnernetwork\toolbar\tbcoffer\tbcso.dll
Additional files:
  • vntldr.exe - Virtual New Tab (Virtual New Tab Loader)
  • vntsrv.dll - Virtual New Tab Server

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".
Startup File (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".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.29 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009148031%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002577%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00088903%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:67,009
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:19.23 KB
435.61 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

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 87%
Keep it 13%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.01%
Windows 10 24.45%
Windows XP 8.81%
Windows Vista 1.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 37.66%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.78%
Windows 7 Professional 7.85%
Windows 8 Pro 5.06%
Windows 8.1 3.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.30% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 20.30%
  Taiwan 9.51%
  United States 9.08%
  Saudi Arabia 5.75%
  India 4.33%
  Czech Republic 3.48%
  BD 2.84%
  DZ 2.77%
  Egypt 2.56%
  Brazil 2.13%
  Russia 1.92%
  Thailand 1.77%
  MA 1.63%
  IQ 1.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.08%
Hewlett-Packard 19.31%
Acer 17.45%
ASUS 15.16%
Toshiba 5.92%
Lenovo 3.84%
Samsung 2.28%
Intel 2.28%
American Megatrends 1.45%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.67%
Dell Inspiron N5110 7.73%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.04%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.81%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.34%


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