84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Teoma Media Search App?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
61% remove it39% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #10,564
United States Rank #9,340
Reach 0.0334%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.35 days
246.34 days >
Average installed length: 129.44 days


VersionDistribution 0.15% 0.76% 0.30% 36.12% 0.61% 4.55% 1.82% 0.15% 0.91% 1.21% 0.30% 8.04% 0.15% 0.61% 0.30% 8.04% 0.30% 0.61% 0.76% 18.36% 3.03% 8.80% 2.73% 0.15% 0.46% 0.76%

Teoma Media Search App


Teoma Media Search 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. 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 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 53% of users of Teoma Media Search App come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Spain.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: help.teoma.com/ics/support/splash.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\askpartnernetwork\toolbar\updater
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{41545533-2D54-4D47-00A7-A758B70C2801}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by Teoma Media Search 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

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • tbnotifier.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
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'.

How do I remove Teoma Media Search App?

You can uninstall Teoma Media Search 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Teoma Media Search App, 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 Teoma Media Search 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 10 63%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 61%
Keep it 39%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 62.67%
Windows 7 34.90%
Windows Vista 1.37%
Windows XP 1.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 20.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.96%
Windows 10 Pro 14.29%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 10.18%
Windows 7 Professional 8.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.98%
  Italy 12.31%
  Spain 7.90%
  Brazil 6.35%
  Mexico 3.63%
  Colombia 2.59%
  France 2.20%
  United Kingdom 1.42%
  Ecuador 1.30%
  Peru 1.17%
  Germany 1.04%
  Portugal 0.78%
  Argentina 0.39%
  BO 0.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.86%
Acer 22.75%
ASUS 13.98%
Dell 11.14%
Lenovo 9.24%
Samsung 4.50%
Toshiba 4.03%
Intel 0.71%
Medion 0.71%
Sony 0.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 3.90%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.60%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.60%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.60%
ASUSTeK X553MA 2.16%
ASUS All Series 2.16%


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