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Should I remove nRelate Related Articles App?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
64% remove it36% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #46,840
United States Rank #26,784
Reach 0.0017%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.12 days
239.51 days >
Average installed length: 125.84 days


VersionDistribution 33.33% 30.30% 12.12% 12.12% 6.06% 6.06%

nRelate Related Articles App

What is nRelate Related Articles App?  (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.


nRelate Related Articles App is a software program developed by APN. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named apnnativemsghost.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 12 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: apnstatic.ask.com/static/toolbar/everest/documents/faq/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\askpartnernetwork\toolbar\updater\idc
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4E52454C-2D54-5354-5200-A75C790C1100}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by nRelate Related Articles App

Program executable:apnnativemsghost.exe
Name:APN Native Messaging Host
Path:C:\Program Files\askpartnernetwork\chromeutils\apnnativemsghost.exe
Additional files:
  • idcsrvstub.dll - IDC Server Stub
  • idcsrvstub_x64.dll
  • idcsrv.dll - IdcSrv (IDC Server)
  • idcsrv_x64.dll
  • idcldr.exe - IDC (IDC Loader)
  • idcldr_x64.exe

How do I remove nRelate Related Articles App?

You can uninstall nRelate Related Articles 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 nRelate Related Articles 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 nRelate Related Articles 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 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 3%
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.58%
Windows 10 39.39%
Windows XP 3.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.48%
Windows 8.1 24.24%
Windows 7 Professional 6.06%
Windows 8.1 Connected 6.06%
Windows 10 Pro 3.03%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.48%
Dell 27.59%
Toshiba 13.79%
Acer 10.34%
Lenovo 6.90%
ASUS 3.45%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.25%
Acer Aspire ES1-511 6.25%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1205 3.13%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.13%
HP Mini 110-1000 3.13%


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