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I have removed Bandoo Media now but how do I remove or stop ask.com appearing as my search engine when I open Internet Explorer?

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Which version of IE are you using? In IE 10, click on the Gear symbol on the right of the URL line (or Tools in the Menu bar if open), select the Manage Add-ons option. If these are hidden, press Alt+T to access the Menu bar and Tools. Under the Search Providers, you can change the default search provider. You can also remove Ask.com from that list. Also check under Toolbars and disable the Ask toolbar if it is present.

If your homepage has been changed, go to Internet Options under the Gear. In the General tab, reset your homepage.

I believe these steps worked in IE8 and 9. I'm not sure about the older versions of IE.

If the settings change again, you may have some sort of rootkit or other malware present. Try Malwarebyte Anti-malware to remove the problem.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Posted on Oct 10, 2013

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You might want to print this out:

1) Turn off your laptop.

2) Press the "on" button on your laptop, and *immediately* start tapping on the F8 key on your keyboard. This should bring up a black screen with white text on it.

NOTE: You may get a message saying "keyboard error, press F1 to continue." If this happens, press F1 and then keep tapping on the F8 key.

NOTE: If the Windows screen comes up, turn off the computer and try again until you get to a black screen with different startup choices on it.

3) Once you have reached the startup choices screen, use the arrow keys on your keyboard to highlight "safe mode." Press the Enter key. If you are asked to choose your operating system, just press Enter again.

This will start a lot of text scrolling on your screen. Just be patient. When it stops, you will see a login screen. Log in under your name (sometimes this is "owner").

4) You will now be logged in to you computer in Safe Mode. A message will pop up asking if you want to use Safe Mode or System Restore. Click on System Restore.

5) You should now have the option to undo your last System Restore. Choose this option and follow the instructions on your screen to get back to where you were before you tried to restore your laptop.

If you need further help after that, please reply with the name and model number of your laptop. For example, "Dell Inspiron 530," or "Compaq Presario 3000." Also let me know what version of Windows you are using, for example "XP" or "Vista."


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ok, it could be a corrupted Internet Explorer program itself. Does it happen only with it or, if you are using another browser, is it happening with the other browser too?. If you only use Internet Explorer as your Web Browser, then download a copy of the installation package (can download it from here http://www.microsoft.com/nz/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx ) and reinstall it. It should work. If you want a further explanation on how to do it, please specify Operative System. Hope it helps, good luck.

Posted on Jan 10, 2010

Fire_Eater64
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SOURCE: I do not use searchqu.com.

Use system restore to restore to a point before you installed Bandoo, check the add/remove programs list for searchqu.com, and then perform a free online virus scan here
Hope this helps

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Remove ask search engine from my computer


First remove it from programs.
- Go to Control Panel.
- Click on Uninstall programs
- Type in "ask toolbar" on Search.
- Uninstall.

second you'll want to remove or reset your browser settings
I.E. - (also make sure to remove it from you're search browsers settings managed add-ons)
  1. Start Internet Explorer.

    Note If you are running Windows 8.1 or Windows 8, start Internet Explorer from the desktop. Changing your settings will affect both Internet Explorer and Internet Explorer that you start from the desktop.
  2. On the Tools menu, tap or click Internet options. If you don't see the Tools menu, press Alt.
  3. In the Internet Options window, tap or click the Advanced tab.
  4. Tap or click Reset. If you're using Windows Internet Explorer 6, click Restore Default.

Chrome -
Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
    • Select Settings.
    • Click Show advanced settings and find the "Reset browser settings" section.
    • Click Reset browser settings.
  • Check that there are no extensions installed that may be causing these changes. Go to Chrome menu> Settings > Extensions > if you see any unfamiliar extension that you do not remember installing, try disabling/removing the extension to see it was causing these changes. To disable, uncheck the "Enabled" checkbox next to the extension. To remove, hover over the extension until you see a trash can icon appear, and click on the icon.
  • Check Control Panel > Programs for any suspicious files and remove them.
  • Go to Chrome Settings (chrome://settings/) > Settings > Search > Manage Search Engines > In the Default search settings box, make sure Ask.com is not selected as the default

Jun 06, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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DELIETE ASK PROGRAM


Step 1:
To uninstall Ask Toolbar program from your computer,click the Start button, click on Control Panel, then select Uninstall a program. (Add or Remove Programs for Windows XP users).
If you are a Windows 8 user, you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there, then select Uninstall a program.

Search and uninstall Ask Toolbar Updater and Ask Toolbar from your computer.

On some computers these programs might be renamed or missing, search for any program developed by Ask or unknown applications, and uninstall them from your computer.

Step 2:

Remove the Ask Toolbar residual damage from your browser

Ask Toolbar has installed several browser extensions, has changed your homepage to nl.ask.com, and has changed your default search engine.

Remove Ask Toolbar and Ask.com from Internet Explorer
  1. Remove Ask Toolbar add-ons from Internet Explorer. Open Internet Explorer, then click on the gear icon icongear.jpgTools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right) and then select Manage add-ons.
From the Toolbars and Extensions tab, select Ask Toolbar, ask Bar BHO and any other unknown extensions, then click on Disable.

Set Internet Explorer default search engine from Ask Search to Bing or Google.
To change your default search engine, click on the gear icon icongear.jpgManage Add-ons, and then, under Add-on Types, click Search Providers.
Select Bing or Google and click on Set Default.

Search for Ask.com in the Search Providers list, and click on Remove to get rid of this search engine.

Change your Internet Explorer home page from ask.com to its default
To change your home page, click on the gear icon icongear.jpg General tab, under the Home page section, click on Use default to restore Internet Explorer default home page.

Remove Ask Toolbar and Ask.com from Mozilla Firefox
  1. Remove Ask Toolbar extension from Firefox.
    At the top of the Firefox window, click the orange Firefox button, then select Add-ons.
Select the Extensions tab, then remove Ask Toolbar and any other unknown extensions from Mozilla Firefox.

Reset your default search engine and home page from Ask.com to their default.
To reset your search engine and homepage to their defaults, we will use the SearchResetextension. This add-on is very simple: on installation, it backs up and then resets your search preferences and home page to their default values, and then uninstalls itself. This affects the search bar, URL bar searches, and the home page.
You can download Search Reset from the below link, and then we will just need to install it to revert Firefox to its default settings.
SEARCHRESET DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open another web page from where you can download the Search Reset Firefox extension)

Remove Ask Toolbar and Ask.com from Google Chrome
  1. Remove Ask Toolbar extensions from Google Chrome.
    Click the Chrome menu chrome-button.png button on the browser toolbar, select Tools and then click on Extensions.
In the Extensions tab, remove (by clicking on the Recycle Bin) the Ask Toolbar and any other unknown extensions from Google Chrome.

2. Set Google Chrome default search engine from ask.com to google.com .
Click the Chrome menu chrome-button.png button, then select Settings and click on Manage search engines in the Search section.
In the Search Engines dialog that appears, select Google and click the Make Default button that appears in the row.

Search for Ask.com in the Search Engines list, and click the X that appears at the end of the row.

Change Google Chrome homepage from ask.com to its default.
The Ask Toolbar has modified your Google settings to open their web page whenever you start your browser, so we will need to revert this change.
Click the Chrome menu chrome-button.png button, then select Settings and click on One the New Tab page in the On Startup section.

STEP 3: Remove Ask Toolbar registry keys with AdwCleaner.

  1. You can download AdwCleaner from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK
    (This link will automatically download AdwCleaner on your computer)
  2. Before starting this utility, close all open programs and internet browsers.
  3. Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  4. Click on Delete, then confirm each time with Ok.
  5. Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  6. NEXT, double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  7. Click on Uninstall, then confirm with yes to remove this utility from your computer.

STEP 4: Run a computer scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free from the below link, then double click on it to install this program.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)
  2. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process. DO NOT make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware checked, then click on the Finish button.
  3. On the Scanner tab, select Perform quick scan and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer.
  4. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer as shown below.
  5. When the Malwarebytes scan will be completed, click on Show Result.
  6. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware has detected.Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image. Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked) and click on the Remove Selected button.

STEP 5: Run a computer scan with HitmanPro

  1. Download HitmanPro from the below link, then double click on it to start this program.
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new web page from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. HitmanPro will start and you'll need to follow the prompts (by clicking on the Next button) to start a system scan with this program.
  3. HitmanPro will start scanning your computer for malware, as seen in the image below.
  4. Once the scan is complete,you'll see a screen which will display all the infected files that this utility has detected, and you'll need to click on Next to remove these malicious files.
  5. Click Activate free license to start the free 30 days trial and remove all the malicious files from your computer.

Feb 01, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Spyware removal


If you want to remove Movies toolbar, start fixing your computer with a full system scan. For that, I recommend using STOPzilla or SpyHunter. In addition, eliminate Movies Toolbar from Add/Remove Programs list. For that follow these steps:
Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Uninstall a Program.
Here, look for Movies and similar entries and select 'Uninstall/Change'.
Click OK to save the changes.

Finally, fix each of your browsers with these steps:

Internet Explorer:
Open Internet Explorer, go 'Tools' -> "Manage Add-ons' -> 'Toolbars and Extensions' and uninstall Movies toolbar and other entries that may be unknown for you.
Click ''Tools' -> 'Manage addons' -> 'Search Providers' and choose the search engine you used before instead of ask.com.

Mozilla Firefox:
Open Mozilla Firefox, go 'Tools' -> 'Add-ons' -> 'Extensions'; find Movies toolbar and other unknown entries and click 'Uninstall'.
Go to 'Tools' -> 'Options' and reset the startup homepage to google.com, yahoo.com or similar search page instead of ask.com.

Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu button on the Google Chrome browser, select Tools -> Extensions. Here, look for Movies toolbar extension and get rid of it by clicking on the Recycle Bin.
Click on wench icon, go to settings and choose 'Manage search engines'. Change search engine to Google or other. Then Go to section "On start" and make sure you get a blank page while creating a new tab.

Dec 24, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Remove Ask from browser


1) To uninstall Ask Toolbar program from your computer,click the Start button, click onControl Panel,the select Uninstall a program. (Add or Remove Programs for Windows XPusers).

2) Search and uninstall Ask Toolbar Updater and Ask Toolbar from your computer.


Remove Ask Toolbar and Ask.com from Internet Explorer
  1. Remove Ask Toolbar add-ons from Internet Explorer. Open Internet Explorer, then click on the gear icon icongear.jpgTools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right) and then selectManage add-ons.
From the Toolbars and Extensions tab, select Ask Toolbar, askBar BHO and any other unknown extensions, then click on Disable.

Set Internet Explorer default search engine from Ask Search to Bing.
To change your default search engine, click on the gear iconicongear.jpgManage Add-ons, and then, under Add-on Types, click Search Providers.
Select Bing or you may input what site you want to be your homepage and click on Set Default.

Dec 05, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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How do I get rid of Qone8 in my web browser?


To remove Qone 8 in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to tools, Manage Add-ons.
  2. Select Search Providers. First of all, choose live search engine and make it your default web search provider.
  3. Select Qv06 and click remove to remove it. Close the window.
  4. Right-click the Internet Explorer shortcut you are using to open you web browser and select properties.
  5. Select the shortcut tab and remove "http://www.qvo6.com..." from the target field and click OK to save changes.
  6. Finally, go to Tools, Internet Options and restore your home page to default.
Remove Qone8 in Google Chrome:
  1. Click on Customize and control Google Chrome icon. Select Settings.
  2. Click set pages under the On startup.
  3. Click Show Home button under appearance. Then click change.
  4. Click manager search engines buttons under shearch.
  5. Right-click the Google Chrome shortcut you are using to open your web browser and select properties.
  6. Select Shortcut tab and remove "http://www.qvo6.com...." from the Target field and click OK to save changes

Nov 02, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Cant get rid of Ask


The eaiest method i have found to get rid of this pesky browser
Create Menu tab right click in the top of screen (toolbar) you will see a number of toolbar options select the menu bar
This will add to your screen toolbar File Edit View Favorites Tools and Help
Select Tools tab then from the drop down menu Mange Add - Ons you will see
Toolbar Extensions Search Providers Accelerators and Tracking protection
You can remove or disable them right click on them select disable or remove some don't have the option to remove.

also
Get Rid of Ask.com as a Browser
Search engines come installed on Internet Explorer and Firefox.
These search engines take over as the default search engines.
Get rid of Ask.com from the toolbar after opening your browser.
Interent Explorer

Open Internet Explorer.
Click on the arrow to the right of "Search." A drop-down box will open.
Click "Manage."
A window will open called "Toolbar Options."


Click "Search" on the left-side panel. A new page is displayed called "Search Options."
Click on the box that says "Set and keep Google as the default search engine."

Click "Save." Close the window.
Firefox
Open Firefox.
Click the arrow on the left side of the address bar to open a drop-down menu.
The arrow is right before the white space where you type the search term.

Click "Manage Search Engines" from the drop-down menu.
A window opens, showing you the search engines installed.

Click "Ask.com" to highlight. Click "Remove" on the right side of the window.
After the search engine is gone, click "OK" to close the window and delete "Ask.com" from available search engines.

Rid of the Ask Toolbar
Ask.com is a search portal that attaches to your browser.
This toolbar is handy for quick access to the Internet.
If you do not use the toolbar often, you can remove it from your computer.
Click the "Start" button in the lower left corner of your desktop.
Choose "Control Panel."
Click "Programs" and then "Programs and Features."
Find the "Ask Toolbar" item in the list of items installed on your computer.
Highlight it and click the "Uninstall" button. Click "Yes" to confirm.
Wait for the application to be uninstalled.
Restart your computer.




Aug 17, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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I purchased a webcam found webcamMax. When I downloaded the program a search program appeared called ASK as windows internet explorer program. I did have google, but now when I go to internet explorer it...


In order for you to remove that ask software that was install on your computer follow this steps:

Go to this link first and download and save the file to your computer.
http://media.ask.com/media/toolbar/tools/AskSearchUtility.exe
Then after that run that software to remove the ask software from your system.

If you want to double check , you can also look under control panel under programs and look for Ask software if its there remove it.

May 05, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Internat explorer problem in response


hi dear,
if you have an antivirus on the computer, try to scan your hard drive for any virus infected sectors...

if not, go to start>control panel>add remove programs> and try to uninstall the bandoo software from your computer....

was i helpful enough?

for more troubleshooting log on to http://primustel.blogspot.com

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