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Sometimes you may have an unwanted program that downloaded along with something else you actually intended to install and trying to remove it via "add/remove programs" in Control Panel doesn't help.

Go to your preferred search engine (I prefer Bing) and type in "how do I remove" followed by the program/malware you want to get rid of.

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How do I change my search engine for my home page?


Warning: If your search engine has recently changed and the URL in the address line of your browser has a long link in it, you probably have a virus or malware that has hijacked your search engine.

Otherwise, bring up the General tab on the Options or Internet Options for your browser and key in the url you want for the home page (e.g. https://google.com) and click the OK button. If you click on the house icon on the browser (or restart the browser) that will be the page that comes up.

If it resets to the previous value, you have malware and will need to run anti-malware software to fix it... which is a whole different discussion.

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Google homepage default


What is your browser? Each browser has different methods of fixing this. It is also possible you have a type of malware that forces specific search engines and homepages on you, and takes over your browser. I'd install malwarebytes if you haven't already and spybot search and destroy. Run both of them and remove any viruses, malware, and hijackware from your computer.

If it is internet explorer: Go to internet options under control panel. Change your default search engine here, your default homepage, etc. If it's IE 11 or newer you can fix this in the browser's options. If you see a URL in the homepage url that you didn't choose, you have hijackware. Uninstall the hijackware via control panel program features. You should also delete the settings and reset them to default. Then run antivirus, anti-malware, etc.

If it's Firefox go to options(via the drop down menu on the left side of the search field next to the URL field. It should look like a little downward pointing arrow). Click the option "manage search engines" You should see a list of search engines. Move Google to the top of the list. As a homepage, go to the "stacked bar" pull down menu on the far right side of the browser (right under the X out button). This will give you a drop down, click Options under this menu and it will open a new window with several tabs. On the first tab called "general" you'll see Startup and a drop down menu. This will allow you to choose if Firefox, when opened anew, starts with a blank page, a homepage, or from where it last started up. Click homepage and in the field below this drop down menu type in google's url. If you see anything else here and you didn't put it in, you have hijackware on your computer.

If it's Chrome, click on the drop down menu on the far right side (three black stacked lines) click settings. This will open a new tab in Chrome with History, Extensions, Settings, and About on the left side. You'll be in the "Settings" option. On which you'll see "Sign In" with the option of logging into your google account. "Startup" or "On Startup" with three options "Open The New Tab Page, Open where you left off, Open a Specific Page or Set of Pages.[This option should have a "Set pages" in blue next to it]. Click Set Pages. This should open a new window that whites out the background window. If a page has been set without your permission it will have a URL appear here. This means you have hijackware on your computer. If it's blank you can set google as your homepage by entering its URL here. However, with Google Chrome, if you set "open The New Tab" option it should just open a blank Tab with Google Search as the primary option. Below this you'll find "Manage Search Engines" make sure that your default search engine is Google. If it's "Ask" and you didn't set this yourself, you have Hijackware on your computer. As a last resort, click the blue lettered "Advanced Settings" which extends the settings menu. At the bottom of the settings menu you'll see "Reset Settings" which brings Chrome back to default.

If you do have hijackware it has probably installed itself as an extension. Go through your extensions and make sure that nothing is out of place. No search extensions, no new weirdly named extensions, no "helper" extensions or search bars were installed. If they were, uninstall them by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

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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.
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  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.

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Change default search option.
In Internet explorer Cilck Tools-->Internet Options. In front of Change Search defaults Click button Settings. You can choose deault search engine, downlod others.
In Firefox, click the snall arrow to the left of the seach box, select Mange search engine and choose default search engine in drop down list.

Hope it helps.

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