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Eliminate APN Updater Popups

To remove unwanted APN Updater popups from your computer, simply remove the ASK toolbar program from your computer using the Control Panel, Add & Remove Programs, selection.

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APN updater keeps poping up on my screen

This is an updater for the Ask Toolbar.

You can try to uninstall the Ask toolbar. Try uninstalling it with Revo Uninstaller. Revo first uses the APN's own uninstaller. Then, depending upon what radio button you have ticked, it can also pursue registry settings associated with APN that the primary uninstaller missed. You can manually select or unselect any that you want to remove or keep. The updater is a persistent thing that may reappear afterwards unless you clean out sufficient settings. You see, if the updater changed settings in your browser, simply uninstalled the toolbar is insufficient. So, below are instructions which may pertain to your specific browser.

You can try the manual uninstall directions on this page:


Mar 04, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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How do I delete the APN Updater box on my computer?

APN updater is part of the ASK.com toolbar and should be removed as it contains malware.

Here is the page giving details on the program and how to remove it.

It basically captures your browsers home page.


Feb 23, 2015 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Keep getting popup "APN Updater has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

go to add and remove programs and Delete or remove "Ask Toolbar".. Your Ask toolbar is giving you this message.
Some program you added gave this toolbar to you as an Add-on.. You don't need it or want it, All it does is send data back to Ask.Inc and they sell that info for Cash.. If you want remove it and re download it your self into whatever browsers you may be running but the more tool bar's your running the slower the internet data to your system is because "They" Third party add on's get the info first then you second.. Good luck.. BCB...

Feb 16, 2015 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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APN Updater has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

APN (Ask Parnter Network) Updater is a software utility that installs with the Ask.com internet browser toolbar and keeps it automatically updated. I suggest you remove the toolbar. Should remove APN Updater by Ask com

Jan 27, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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I want to get rid of "ASK" and set Google as my hopmepage

Here's how you can get rid of ASK toolbar and set Google as you homepage:
    1.To uninstall Ask Toolbar program from Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, click the "Start" button, then click on the "Control Panel" menu option.
    If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel" .Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control Panel from there.
    2.When the "Control Panel" window opens click on the "Uninstall a program" option under "Programs" category. This option is shown by the arrow in the image below. If you are using the "Classic View" of the Control Panel, then you would double-click on the "Programs and Features" icon instead.
    3.When the "Programs and Features" or the "Uninstall a Program" screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and uninstall Ask Toolbar, Ask Toolbar Updater, Ask Updater and any other recently installed or unknown programs from your computer. That should uninstall Ask toolbar from your computer. You'll also need to remove extensions from your browsers. Refer to this article which gives detailed instructions on how you can remove Ask toolbar from your browser as well as what to do if you can't remove it:
    For setting Google as home page, once Ask toolbar has been removed, just open your browser and paste this link in the address bar:

    It'll automatically detect the browser you're using and give you instructions on how to set Google as your homepage.


May 18, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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