84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove MP3Rocket Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #23,957
United States Rank #18,071
Reach 0.0077%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.51 days
339.67 days >
Average installed length: 178.47 days


VersionDistribution 0.66% 0.66% 0.66% 2.65% 3.31% 1.32% 4.64% 1.32% 2.65% 0.66% 1.32% 1.99% 3.97% 2.65% 9.93% 11.92% 14.57% 9.27% 8.61% 3.97% 1.32% 3.97% 1.32% 6.62%

MP3Rocket Toolbar

What is MP3Rocket Toolbar?

MP3Rocket Toolbar is an Ask.com (Ask Partner Network) Toolbar that will provide limited web browser functionality but will modify the user's home and search pages and providers to an Ask.com managed partner search engine.

About  (from APN)

The Ask Toolbar is a free browser add-on that allows you to search the Web using the Ask.com search engine directly from the browser.


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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 13 files.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in MP3Rocket Toolbar.
tbnotifier.exe (33be35574e1081a91eacd2b98e0a472a) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AhnLab-V3 2014.08.06 PUP/Win32.IECore
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.AskToolbar.bF
ESET-NOD32 8.10211 a variant of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Ask.F
MP3Rocket 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

Help link: apnstatic.ask.com/static/toolbar/everest/documents/faq/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\askpartnernetwork\toolbar\updater
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4D503352-5637-006A-76A7-A758B70C0700}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by MP3Rocket Toolbar

Program executable:tbnotifier.exe (Malware detected)
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

Scheduled Task
  • tbnotifier.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2A74CAE7-C98C-44C6-9E9E-155D069D857D}' (runs on registration).
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'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.82 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0045475051%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00282179%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00172572%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:257,823
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.27 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove MP3Rocket Toolbar?

You can uninstall MP3Rocket 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 MP3Rocket 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 MP3Rocket 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 MP3Rocket Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 75%
Keep it 25%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.82%
Windows 10 23.68%
Windows Vista 6.58%
Windows XP 5.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.21%
Windows 8.1 7.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.92%
Windows 8 4.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.46%
  Canada 8.78%
  Australia 7.32%
  Brazil 6.34%
  Italy 3.90%
  DZ 1.95%
  Netherlands 1.46%
  Mexico 0.98%
  Portugal 0.98%
  Finland 0.98%
  South Africa 0.98%
  Belgium 0.98%
  MQ 0.49%
  India 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 22.22%
Acer 17.59%
Samsung 6.48%
Toshiba 4.63%
Intel 3.70%
ASUS 1.85%
Lenovo 1.85%
American Megatrends 1.85%
Alienware 0.93%
Gateway 0.93%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.78%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.78%
Acer Aspire E1-531 1.85%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 1.85%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.85%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.85%


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.