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I do not want G Chrome. I am trying to make Google my home and browser I am a novice


From your question, it is understood that you want to set Google.com as homepage on your web browser. Also, whenever you try to open your browser, you are getting Ask search.

For your information, Ask search is a kind of virus which infects your browser and changes browser settings without your knowledge. Hence, it is vital to remove it completely from your computer. To do this, the following link can be helpful:
http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-ask-toolbar-and-search/

Once you have removed Ask from your computer, you can set Google.com as you homepage by following the instructions mentioned on the following link:
https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/463?hl=en

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Jan 15, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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How to remove ASK toolbar From Google Chrome


To many questions about the ASK toolbar are popping up.
I found this link, explaining how to remove it here:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/remove-ask-toolbar-browser/

on Mar 03, 2015 | Google Chrome

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How to get rid of the ask toolbar?


To uninstall Ask toolbar from your computer, you can follow the steps below:
1.To uninstall "Ask Toolbar" program from Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, click the "Start" button, then click on "Control Panel". If you are using Windows 8, drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select "Search" from the list and search for "Control Panel".
2.When the "Control Panel" window opens click on the "Uninstall a program" option under "Programs" category.
(Note: If you are using the "Classic View" of the Control Panel, then you need to 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.
Once you have successfully uninstalled the above mentioned applications from your system, you also need to reset your browser to remove Ask toolbar and Ask.com from the respective browser. To do this, refer to the steps listed below:
(Important: While resetting your browser(s), go through the on-screen instructions very carefully to understand what all changes will be made in your browser once it is reset.)

To reset Internet Explorer:
1.Open Internet Explorer, click on the "gear icon" in the upper right part of your browser, and then click on "Internet Options".
2.In the "Internet Options" dialog box, click on the "Advanced" tab, then click on the "Reset" button.
3.In the "Reset Internet Explorer settings" section, select the "Delete personal settings" check box, then click on the "Reset" button.
4.When Internet Explorer has completed its task, click on the "Close" button in the confirmation dialogue box. You will now need to close your browser, and then you can open Internet Explorer again.

To reset Mozilla Firefox:

1.In the upper-right corner of the Firefox window, click the Firefox menu button ( ), and then click on the "Help" ( ) button.
2.From the "Help" menu, choose "Troubleshooting Information".
(Note: If you're unable to access the Help menu, type about:support in your address bar to bring up the Troubleshooting information page.)
3.Click the "Reset Firefox" button in the upper-right corner of the "Troubleshooting Information" page.
4.To continue, click on the "Reset Firefox" button in the new confirmation window that opens.
5.Firefox will close itself and will revert to its default settings. When it's done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click on the "Finish".
(Important: Your old Firefox profile will be placed on your desktop in a folder named "Old Firefox Data". If the reset didn't fix your problem you can restore some of the information not saved by copying files to the new profile that was created. If you don't need this folder any longer, you should delete it as it contains sensitive information.)

To reset Google Chrome:
Before resetting Google Chrome, you first need to remove Ask toolbar extensions from it, change your default search engine, and also change the homepage. To do this, refer to the following steps:
To remove Ask toolbar extensions:
1.Click the Chrome menu button on the browser toolbar, select "Tools" and then click on "Extensions".
2.In the "Extensions" tab, remove (by clicking on the Recycle Bin) the Ask Toolbar and any other unknown extensions from Google Chrome.
To change default search engine:
1.Click the Chrome menu button, then select "Settings", and click on "Manage search engines" in the "Search" section.
3.In the "Search Engines" dialog that appears, select "Google" and click the "Make Default" button that appears in the row.
4.Search for "Ask.com" in the Search Engines list, and click the "X" that appears at the end of the row.

To change default Homepage:
1.Click the Chrome menu button, and then select "Settings"
2.Go to "On Startup" section and select "Open the New Tab page"
To reset Google Chrome:
1.Click the Chrome menu button, and then select "Settings"
2.Click on "Show advanced settings" at the end of the page and go to "Reset Browser Settings" at the bottom of the page
3.On the dialogue box that opens, click on "Reset"

Jun 29, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Google account settings


Step one:
- Go to Control Panel.
- Click on Uninstall programs
- Type in "ask toolbar" on Search.
- Uninstall.

Step two:
    • 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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How do I get google toolbar and not have ASK as my search engine ?


you can search the web for the 'google toolbar' and try to install it but you may have to use Google Chrome browser(install it from web) to use the google toolbar. why need that toolbar? you can attach google apps/tools to IE favorites bar, right? you don't have to use google search unless it is attached to the g tool bar?

Apr 24, 2014 | Microsoft XP Computers & Internet

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Remove ask toolbar


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

Mar 27, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Want to remove ask toolbar


It would be helpful to know your browser, but here goes...
1) Open the control panel and go to uninstall a program (or Add Remove Programs). Find Ask Tool Bar AND Ask Toolbar updater and uninstall them. While in the uninstall section, look for any mention of ASK among the publishers. You may have to uninstall any such you find, particularly if these two uninstalls do not fix the problem.
2) As the browser you are using has installed extensions and changed the home page, you have to get rid of the extension and change the home page. In IE, click the gear icon or select Tools from the menu (XP). Pick Toolbars and extensions. Go to Manage Add-ins. Disable those associated with Ask individually by right clicking on them and chosing disable. In Chrome, you would be going to Tools and Extensions, similarly. You have to change the default search engine back to Google by going into Settings in Chrome. In Firefox, you click on Tools and select Add-ons, get Add-ons, and select SearchReset from the list and install it.
3) Run an adaware clearner to remove any residual registry settings. Pick one from a site you have confidence in.

Feb 16, 2014 | Ask.com Ask Toolbar

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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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How is Google Chrome browser closed?


Hi Eleanor,
You do not need to close your Google chrome browser anymore just to remove ask toolbar. I will provide you link with image on how to do it below. Hope it helps.
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May 17, 2013 | Google Computers & Internet

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