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Should I remove MySearch App?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,163
Reach 0.0056%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.03 days
59.89 days >
Average installed length: 31.47 days


VersionDistribution 1.27% 1.27% 3.80% 3.80% 2.53% 3.80% 29.11% 1.27% 6.33% 1.27% 8.86% 2.53% 8.86% 6.33% 1.27% 2.53% 5.06% 2.53% 1.27% 3.80% 2.53%

MySearch App


MySearch App is a program developed by APN. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is ToolbarIcon.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 11 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 14% of users of MySearch App come from Brazil, it is also popular in Italy and Mexico.

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{4646332D-4332-2D32-00A7-A758B70C2300}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by MySearch App

Program executable:ToolbarIcon.exe
Additional files:
  • tbnhlpr.exe - APN Toolbar Notifier Helper
  • tbnhlpr_x64.exe
  • tbnotifier.exe - Ask TBNotifier (Ask Toolbar Notifier)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • tbnotifier.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ApnTBMon (2)' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\Updater\TBNotifier.exe".

How do I remove MySearch App?

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Or, you can uninstall MySearch App 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MySearch App, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 MySearch App.
  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.

Win 8 59%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 59.49%
Windows 7 31.65%
Windows XP 7.59%
Windows Vista 1.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.19%
Windows 10 Pro 12.66%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 10.13%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.86%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 8.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

13.89% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 13.89%
  Italy 9.72%
  Mexico 9.72%
  United States 9.72%
  Russia 5.56%
  Germany 4.17%
  South Africa 4.17%
  Argentina 2.78%
  Belgium 2.78%
  DZ 2.78%
  France 2.78%
  MV 2.78%
  Saudi Arabia 2.78%
  Turkey 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.40%
Acer 21.28%
Hewlett-Packard 19.15%
Lenovo 14.89%
ASUS 12.77%
American Megatrends 2.13%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.63%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.63%
LENOVO 20354 2.63%
Dell OptiPlex 9020 2.63%
Acer Aspire E1-571 2.63%
Acer ACRPRDCT 1.32%


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