Ask TBNotifier by APN LLC (Signed)


tbnotifier.exe has 7 known versions, the most recent one is tbnotifier.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. During installation, a run registry key for all users is added that will cause the program to run each time any user logs on to Windows. The average file size is about 1.39 MB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to APN LLC by the certification authority VeriSign. The programs Ask Toolbar, Frostwire Toolbar and VirtualDJ Home FREE have been observed as installing specific variations of tbnotifier.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 6.1 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 11.49 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 6.14 KB per minute for reads and 28 Bytes per minute for writes.

About tbnotifier.exe (from APN LLC)

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.


File name:tbnotifier.exe
Product name:Ask TBNotifier
Description:Ask Toolbar Notifier
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\askpartnernetwork\toolbar\updater\tbnotifier.exe
Issued to:APN LLC
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Monday, April 16, 2012
Expiration date:Thursday, April 09, 2015

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Ask TBNotifier.)
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This Ask.com toolbar is typiclaly installed with the Support.com ARO PC opimizer.
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The Ask Toolbar is a web-browser add-on that can appear as an extra bar added to the browser's window and/or menu. It is often installed (sometimes without warning) during the installation of other so...
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Frostwire Toolbar is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and...
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KMP Media Toolbar is an Ask.com branded toolbar (IAC) for Intenet Explorer and Firefox. The toolbar collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and sends this information to Ask.com...
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Ask Shopping Toolbar is a web-browser add-on that can appear as an extra bar added to the browser's window and/or menu. It is often installed (sometimes without warning) during the installation of oth...
Atomix Productions
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With more than a million new downloads every months, VirtualDJ is the most widely used DJ software, and the uncontested leader of non-timecode digital DJing. It has been used around the world for the ...
Microsoft Corporation
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To play Windows Media in Firefox, you need the Windows Media Player browser plugin installed. Even if you already have Windows Media Player installed, you may still be missing the plugin required to p...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of tbnotifier.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (all users) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'ApnTBMon' → "C:\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\Updater\TBNotifier.exe"

VersionsAll file variations of tbnotifier.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
25d14a2cbfb28a14c4564664f05376d3 defc88c30e255adb83a0047b9b4322bad5c6c49d 1.47 MB
055c94c8429eab0573a31c5bf7b505b0 49ba085f930d1d0dc57f5e34ed5697ffd89848b6 1.47 MB
ff5066b1a198e469ae88445ded0bc9f8 d162cd974650ee98f58f85c0ed92045702f30960 1.43 MB
601bd9ef1cd0a1f8179f79dbbf980b39 925796ba64e41605343a2c93e90c120018874ba3 1.42 MB
a7ed8a28549a0f8b16b73195946f1c0b 1edff2f754509bd6348e019309ecbb0ebba26833 1.42 MB
308d3fc83460b828a1181d042291cb4c 1a8be30e7674de17badf0faa7e8e90ca1ac671b2 1.32 MB
556f5f0925ad11ae512ba48cb451748e c780427eb0ea2958915a4c13af2e9df0598ecf1b 1.2 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.23%
Windows 8 Pro 19.23%
Windows 8 Single Language 15.38%
Windows Vista Home Premium 15.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.38%
Windows 7 Professional 7.69%
Windows 8 3.85%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.85%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 53.85% of Ask TBNotifier.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 26.47%
ASUS 17.65%
Sony 11.76%
Toshiba 11.76%
Gateway 11.76%
Acer 8.82%
Dell 5.88%
American Megatrends 2.94%
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