84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Teoma Search App?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
75% remove it25% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,893
United States Rank #22,426
Reach 0.0056%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.24 days
242.93 days >
Average installed length: 127.64 days


VersionDistribution 0.91% 8.18% 6.36% 1.82% 7.27% 4.55% 0.91% 10.00% 0.91% 0.91% 3.64% 5.45% 0.91% 6.36% 14.55% 0.91% 0.91% 4.55% 6.36% 0.91% 2.73% 2.73% 0.91% 0.91% 0.91% 4.55% 0.91%

Teoma Search App


Teoma Search App is a software program developed by APN. 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. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 58% of users of Teoma Search App come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.
  • Starts automatically
  • The experts agree, 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{5245414C-2D54-4700-76A7-A758B70C2801}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by Teoma Search App

  • tbnhlpr_x64.exe - APN Toolbar Notifier Helper
  • 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 Search App?

You can uninstall Teoma 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 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 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 59%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
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 10 59.09%
Windows 7 36.36%
Windows XP 2.73%
Windows Vista 1.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 18.18%
Windows 10 Pro 16.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.73%
Windows 7 Professional 10.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.91%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.45%
  Italy 6.34%
  France 2.82%
  Egypt 2.82%
  Saudi Arabia 2.82%
  United Kingdom 2.82%
  South Africa 2.11%
  Australia 2.11%
  Spain 2.11%
  Germany 2.11%
  Ecuador 1.41%
  Japan 1.41%
  United Arab Emirates 1.41%
  LY 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.95%
Dell 15.79%
Acer 15.79%
Toshiba 10.53%
Lenovo 9.21%
ASUS 7.89%
Samsung 6.58%
Intel 1.32%
American Megatrends 1.32%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.06%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.04%
HP Compaq 8000 Elite SFF ... 2.04%
Samsung R530/R730 2.04%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.04%
Sony VGN-FW351J 1.02%


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