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Should I remove Virtual DJ Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,345
United States Rank #15,589
Reach 0.0343%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.38 days
335.66 days >
Average installed length: 176.36 days


VersionDistribution 1.33% 0.30% 0.44% 0.89% 0.15% 1.03% 0.89% 1.48% 0.44% 0.15% 0.30% 0.15% 2.66% 0.44% 0.44% 2.51% 0.15% 2.51% 0.15% 0.15% 2.51% 0.44% 0.15% 0.15% 0.15% 7.98% 0.15% 0.15% 2.07% 1.92% 0.89% 0.15% 1.62% 0.44% 2.51% 0.59% 0.15% 7.53% 0.15% 0.15% 1.03% 0.74% 0.44% 18.91% 6.20% 0.15% 0.44% 0.15% 0.15% 6.65% 2.07%
63 versions

Virtual DJ Toolbar

What is Virtual DJ Toolbar?

Virtual DJ 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 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 tbnotifier.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 492 KB (503,808 bytes).
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Virtual DJ 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\vnt
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{56444A2D-5637-006A-76A7-A758B70C0A00}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 492 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Virtual DJ Toolbar

Program executable:tbnotifier.exe
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. ”
Additional files:
  • vntldr.exe - Virtual New Tab (Virtual New Tab Loader)
  • vntsrv.dll - Virtual New Tab Server

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • vntldr.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'VNT' and executes as "C:\Program Files\VNT\vntldr.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • vntldr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VNT' which loads as "C:\Program Files\VNT\vntldr.exe".
  • 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:1.29 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009148031%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002577%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00088903%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:67,009
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:19.23 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Virtual DJ Toolbar?

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

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.50%
Windows 10 28.21%
Windows Vista 3.69%
Windows XP 0.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.84%
Windows 7 Professional 11.42%
Windows 8.1 7.57%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.01%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 3.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.06%
  Germany 7.22%
  Brazil 5.28%
  United Kingdom 5.14%
  France 3.33%
  Italy 2.78%
  Belgium 2.50%
  Mexico 2.36%
  MA 2.36%
  Philippines 2.36%
  India 2.36%
  South Africa 2.22%
  Canada 2.08%
  DZ 1.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.20%
Acer 21.88%
Dell 12.69%
ASUS 9.41%
Samsung 7.00%
Lenovo 6.56%
Toshiba 5.91%
Intel 1.31%
Sony 0.88%
Medion 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.64%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.32%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.90%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.90%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.90%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.90%


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