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[1] Get into the 'control panel' and uninstall the Ask toolbar from it first.
Then re-start the system.
[2] Then 'Control panel > click on network and internet > Change your home page at 'internet options' > type in http://www.google.com/ - at the window.
[3] Press 'Apply' button at the bottom right corner of the display window. That's all. Restart the system. Your internet homepage have tuned for Google. You can type in any URL of the browser here, to make it as home page.
I works on Win-7, and all the above descriptions are give according to it. Win XP too have the same configuration. I don't know, how can this be done with other O/S, like Win-8, Linux etc:
Gopakumar Gopalan Google

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

Testimonial: "thanks for your help but unfortunately ASK is not in the control panel I have disabled it and added yahoo to my search but every time I go back to my home page its back again,i may have a virus I have tried everything ,an am going mad please help thank you .shirley"

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    Shirley Plester Apr 18, 2014

    solution not working,and i can't delete it from control panel because it is not there,i have gone to search providers deleted it and it still comes back as default search bar

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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
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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.
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2. Set Google Chrome default search engine from ask.com to google.com .
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