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I would like to remove the ASK toolbar from my computer

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Hi, what OS are you using? For now I will assume Windows 7 as it seems to be the more commonly used OS at the moment.

First of all, you may be using chrome browser, so the removal method will be as described in the following link:
How to Remove Ask Toolbar from Chrome

The following methods should allow you to remove it from Windows and other browsers: How to Get Rid of the Ask Toolbar

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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:
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    For setting Google as home page, once Ask toolbar has been removed, just open your browser and paste this link in the address bar:
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May 18, 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.
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  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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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.

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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.

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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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Desinstaller toolbar ask


I tried to post this in Spanish for you, but the FixYa website won't allow it, so here's the English version:

How do I uninstall the Toolbar?


You can easily uninstall the Toolbar using the instructions below:

Windows XP:

  1. Close all open Web browsers
  2. From the "Start" menu in Windows, select "Control Panel"
  3. Select "Add/Remove Programs"
  4. Select the program with the Ask logo and the text "Ask Toolbar" (or our partner's brand for a custom Toolbar)
  5. Click "Change/Remove"

Windows Vista:

  1. Close all open Web browsers
  2. From the "Start" menu in Windows, select "Control Panel". Under the "Programs" icon, select "Uninstall a program"
  3. Select the program with the Ask logo and the text "Ask Toolbar" (or our partner's brand for a custom Toolbar)
  4. Click "Uninstall" and then "Continue" to remove the Toolbar

Windows 7:

  1. From your computer's 'Start' button, select 'Control Panel'
  2. Click the "Uninstall a Program" option found under the "Programs" category
  3. Select the program with the Ask logo and the text "Ask Toolbar" (or our partner's brand for a custom Toolbar)
  4. Click 'Remove'

You can also uninstall the toolbar directly from the toolbar

  1. Click on the chevron (down arrow) on the Option button on the toolbar
  2. Select "Uninstall" from the drop down menu
  3. Click "Yes" when asked "Are you sure you want to uninstall this product"
  4. Close all open web browsers
  5. Click "OK" on the popup window

We ask that once you have uninstalled the Ask Toolbar that you reboot your computer to ensure that the uninstall process is complete.

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How do I get rid of ask browser, I want my microsoft inter employer back !!!!!


I assume you mean you want Microsoft Internet Explorer back. First off I have never heard of an Ask Browser. I have heard of the Ask Toolbar, but not a browser. The toolbar is running in whatever browser you have opened. If you look closely at the top it will say Ask Toolbar Internet Explorer. I know it changes the look and it may appear that IE is not even running but it is. Once your remove the toolbar it will look normal again. In order to uninstall the Ask Toolbar you must close the Internet Explorer Browser and any other browser you have running. Best way to make sure this is done is to restart your computer in Safe Mode. Click Restart and when you see or hear anything start tapping the F8 key. Continue tapping the key until you see the computer enter Safe Mode. Once you see that choose only Safe Mode and nothing else. Then click Start >> Control Panel >> Add/Remove Programs. Find the Ask Toolbar in the list and click it. The click Uninstall. Once all this is finished restart your computer and it will start normally. If you cannot enter safe mode then make sure all your browsers are not running and do the very same thing in Add/Remove Programs. If you have any problems post back and I will give you another alternative which involves using Task Manager to stop all Internet Explorer processes. IE must not be running or you cannot remove the Ask Toolbar.

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