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Should I remove Movies Toolbar for Chrome Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,445
United States Rank #9,782
Reach 0.1190%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.16 days
948.62 days >
Average installed length: 498.43 days


VersionDistribution 66.37% 32.10% 1.53%

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Movies Toolbar for Chrome Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.

What is Movies Toolbar for Chrome Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.?

Movies Toolbar for Chrome (by Bandoo Media, Inc.) is an Ask.com Partner Network Toolbar which is an is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner and in-text link advertisements) web browser plugin 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 and search settings.

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.

From the EULA:
"When installing the Plugin, it attempts to detect other software that may interfere with its functioning, usually similar types of software. By installing the Plugin, you consent to the Plugin in disabling other conflicting software and we understand you have chosen to use our software to customize your social media pages over other available software packages. You also agree that the Plugin requires modern computer hardware and software and a minimum amount of resources; using this Plugin with insufficient resources may affect the performance of your computer."

Usually the Movies Toolbar is installed by means of an installer program that is downloaded and run in preparation to installing other bundled software, sometimes when you download shareware programs from popular downloads sites.

About  (from APN)

Create new revenue streams by tapping into your existing user base. Bundle an APN custom toolbar with your downloadable application and earn revenue from subsequent search activity. Engage toolbar users by integrating rich interactive content such as widgets and social networking feeds into the browser experience. The ...  Read more
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Delivered through a thrid-party offer
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Movies Toolbar for Chrome Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc. 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: apn.ask.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files2\MOVIES~1\Datamngr\SRTOOL~1\GC
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\MOVIES~1\Datamngr\SRTOOL~1\GC\uninstall.exe /UN=GC /PID=LVD2-DTX
Estimated size: 3.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Movies Toolbar for Chrome Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.

  • uninstall.exe - Movies Toolbar (Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.) (Movies Toolbar (Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.) Installer)

How do I remove Movies Toolbar for Chrome Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.?

You can uninstall Movies Toolbar for Chrome Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc. 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 Movies Toolbar for Chrome (Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc.), 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 Movies Toolbar for Chrome Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc..
  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 Movies Toolbar for Chrome Dist. by Bandoo Media, Inc. you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.04%
Windows 10 15.84%
Windows XP 8.39%
Windows Vista 2.68%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.23%
Windows 7 Professional 10.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.34%
Windows 8 4.45%
Windows 8.1 3.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 16.09%
  MA 5.57%
  Israel 4.72%
  Iran 4.21%
  India 3.96%
  IQ 3.79%
  United Kingdom 3.49%
  Saudi Arabia 2.98%
  DZ 2.64%
  Philippines 2.47%
  Egypt 2.21%
  Germany 2.13%
  Italy 2.04%
  Taiwan 1.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.73%
Dell 18.84%
Acer 17.80%
ASUS 8.29%
Toshiba 7.87%
Samsung 5.18%
Lenovo 3.54%
Intel 1.04%
American Megatrends 0.98%
Sahara 0.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 10.05%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.66%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.21%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.58%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.45%
Dell Inspiron N5050 2.31%


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