Remove TBNotifier.exe

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Why you need to remove TBNotifier.exe?

TBNotifier.exe is closely associated with Ask Toolbar because this executable file is part of the program. This means that you cannot have Ask Toolbar installed without TBNotifier.exe running in the processes list. If you have an active security program on your computer, it might not detect the toolbar as a threat because it is not considered to be malicious. Still, we do not recommend keeping it on your system because it is known to be unreliable and to provide users with dubious search results. It would be best if you delete Ask Toolbar along with its executable file TBNotifier.exe.

Where is this coming from?

It is only logical to assume that TBNotifier.exe is distributed the same way as Ask Toolbar considering the fact that they are installed together. Since the toolbar is not considered to be a serious infection, you might expect it to be available for download as any genuine program. However, Ask Search has been off the market for some time now, which means that it is not possible to acquire the toolbar officially. It is likely to get installed alongside some free applications offered at questionable file-sharing websites. It can also arrive on the system as an attachment to a spam email, or using other deceptive distribution method.

Why is TBNotifier.exe dangerous?

It is obvious that for Ask Toolbar to function TBNotifier.exe has to be running. The file itself is not a program as it is not considered to harmful. On the other hand, the toolbar poses certain risks to your safety because it is associated with suspicious third parties. The toolbar is known to be able to display ads when users access various web pages, and these ads present content belonging to those third parties. The problem is that these parties cannot be tracked which makes it hard to tell whether they mean to infect the PC with malware or not. You should not wait for too long to find out what the case is. You also do not need any programs that have entered your system silently. For this reason, deleting Ask Toolbar along with TBNotifier.exe is what you have to do right away.

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TBNotifier.exe removal procedure

  • Stop the process by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC,  find it and right click on it and choose end process.
  • Uninstall Yahoo Toolbar Related Software
  • Reset your browser settings

Reset Google Chrome

  • go to settings – Add person
  • choose a preferred name.
  • then go back and remove person 1
  • Chrome should be malware free now

Reset Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • Open the Firefox’s Help Menu
  • Then Troubleshoot information
  • Click on Reset Firefox

Reset Internet Explorer

  • Open IE
  • On the Upper Right Corner of Internet Explorer Click on the Gear Icon.
  • Click on Internet options
  • Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset.
  • Check the “Delete Personal Settings Tab” and then Reset
  • Close IE

To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files.

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