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Should I remove KMPlayer Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,514
United States Rank #36,593
Reach 0.0224%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.09 days
622.08 days >
Average installed length: 326.86 days


VersionDistribution 7.94% 17.46% 43.31% 15.19% 0.23% 0.23% 0.68% 5.44% 4.76% 4.31% 0.45%

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KMPlayer Toolbar

What is KMPlayer Toolbar?

This toolbar is typiclaly bundled with the installation of the free KMPlayer software. KMPlayer Toolbar gets installed through bundled software. The default settings will automatically install the KMPlayer Toolbar as soon as you install the host bundler software on your PC. Sometimes KMPlayer Toolbar has a habit of leaving numerious files, settings and useless registry entries behind which might cause some stability and performance issues. Unfortunately, KMPlayer Toolbar won’t be removed even you have uninstall the associated program that bundled it. The toolbar is typically bundled with the free KM Player program as an option during installation and does not necessarily get uninstalled when KM Player is removed from the user's PC and must be removed manually. If the home page and search settings were modified by this toolbar, they need to be manually reverted back by the user.

About  (from Ask.com)

KMPlayer is a lightweight audio and video player for Windows that supports a wide range of different file formats, including AVI, ASF, WMV, AVS, FLV, MKV, and many more. Choosing a multimedia player used to be a real no-brainer. However, during recent times the raft of new features and updates added to classic media pl...  Read more
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
KMPlayer 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

URL: www.kmpmedia.net
Help link: about.ask.com/en/docs/about/index.shtml
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ask.com\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{86D4B82A-ABED-442A-BE86-96357B70F4FE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by KMPlayer Toolbar

Program module:GenericAskToolbar.dll
Ask Toolbar
Path:C:\Program Files\Ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll
The Ask Toolbar is a web-browser add-on that can appear as an extra bar added to the browser's window and/or menu. It is often installed (sometimes without warning) during the installation of other software. Ask.com has entered into...
Additional files:
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll (by Ask) - Toolbar (Ask Toolbar)
  • precache.exe
  • SaUpdate.exe
  • UpdateTask.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Ask Toolbar' with the class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} (Ask Toolbar BHO).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Ask Toolbar' with the class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'UrlSearchHook Class' with a class of {00000000-6E41-4FD3-8538-502F5495E5FC} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Ask Toolbar' with a class of {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440}.
Scheduled Task
  • UpdateTask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Scheduled Update for Ask Toolbar' (runs daily at 2:30 AM).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UpdateTask.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ask.com\UpdateTask.exe'.

How do I remove KMPlayer Toolbar?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows XP 21.59%
Windows Vista 2.05%
Windows 10 1.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 35.76%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.15%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.64%
Windows 7 Professional 7.06%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.64%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.74% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 34.74%
  Taiwan 13.14%
  United States 6.46%
  Czech Republic 4.01%
  Russia 3.56%
  Hungary 2.90%
  Thailand 2.67%
  Hong Kong 2.00%
  Saudi Arabia 2.00%
  UA 2.00%
  Brazil 1.78%
  Poland 1.56%
  Malaysia 1.34%
  United Kingdom 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.91%
Dell 19.77%
Hewlett-Packard 14.83%
ASUS 10.27%
Samsung 3.80%
Toshiba 2.66%
Sony 2.28%
Intel 2.28%
American Megatrends 1.90%
Lenovo 1.52%
MSI 0.76%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 5.29%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.12%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.53%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.53%
Micro-Star MS-7529 2.35%

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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