What is TBNotifier.exe?

TBNotifier.exe is part of Ask TBNotifier and developed by APN according to the TBNotifier.exe version information.

TBNotifier.exe's description is "Ask Toolbar Notifier"

TBNotifier.exe is digitally signed by APN LLC.

TBNotifier.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\Updater\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about TBNotifier.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on TBNotifier.exe:

Product nameAsk TBNotifier
Company nameAPN
File descriptionAsk Toolbar Notifier
Internal nameTBNotifier.exe
Original filenameTBNotifier.exe
Legal copyright(c) Ask. All rights reserved.
Product version30.3.2.456
File version30.3.2.456

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameAsk TBNotifier
Company nameAPN
File descriptionAsk Toolbar Notifier
Internal nameTBNotifier.exe
Original filenameTBNotifier.exe
Legal copyright(c) Ask. All rights reserved.
Product version30.3.2.456
File version30.3.2.456

Digital signatures [?]

TBNotifier.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameAPN LLC
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
Certificate serial number27eab3de0b03d88d5c4a2ae477b84dfa

VirusTotal report

None of the 46 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the TBNotifier.exe file.

None of the 46 anti-virus programs detected the TBNotifier.exe file.

Folder name variants

TBNotifier.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\Updater\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to tbnotifier.exe:

tbnotifier.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

tbnotifier.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Ask Toolbar Notifier has stopped working.

End Program - tbnotifier.exe. This program is not responding.

tbnotifier.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

tbnotifier.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with TBNotifier.exe. 94% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 493 users.

User vote results: There were 461 votes to remove and 32 votes to keep

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Malware or legitimate?

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Ingrid Espeseth writes

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Hva er tbnotifier.exe ? Har f├ątt dette gjenntatte ganger opp ! Virus /skadelig ?

# 3 Jun 2014, 6:49

Roger Karlsson writes

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TBNotifier.exe comes with one of the Ask-toolbars. The Ask toolbar are often bundled with other software. It is not a virus nor malicious, but some anti-virus programs refers to it as "Potentially Unwanted Programs".

# 7 Jun 2014, 11:03

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