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Removing the Webroot/Ask toolbar from Mozilla Firefox page.

Please will you tell me how to remove the toolbar from Firefox?

Working through Firefox/Tools/Add-ons/Unistall has had no effect.

Will I have to unistall and reinstall Webroot's Spy Sweeper but without checking the Ask search toolbar option - or is there a way it can be done without uninstall/reinstall?

I welcome any help/advice you can offer

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If Firefox's tools/options won't remove it, then you'll have to do the uninstall of the Spy Sweeper. The only other way, is if the Ask search bar is showing in your add/remove programs list.

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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, and has changed your default search engine.

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

Change your Internet Explorer home page from 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 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 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 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 to .
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 in the Search Engines list, and click the X that appears at the end of the row.

Change Google Chrome homepage from 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.
    (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

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, or similar search page instead of

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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How do I get Babylon off and Google (via Firefox) back on ?


just follow these instructions if you'd like to remove Babylon from Firefox:

Remove Toolbar (from Extensions)

      1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to FF menu button.

      2. Select Add-ons & than select Extensions. (delete excess text)

      3. Remove/Disable the Babylon Toolbar 1.5.0.

      4. Restart your browser.

Remove Toolbar (from Add/Remove Programs)

      1. Click the Start button on your computer.

      2. Select Add-ons & than select Extensions. (delete excess text)

      3. Select Programs and Features.

      4. Select Babylon Toolbar from the Programs list.

      5. Right click to uninstall.

      6. Press YES on the popup message.

Remove Search Provider

      1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Click on the Search bar, located on the right side of your address bar

      2. Press the F4 key and select Manage Search Engines from the drop down list that appears.

      3. Select Search the Web (Babylon) and click on the Remove button.

      4. Click OK to save your changes.

Remove/Change Home Page:

      5. Open Mozilla Firefox. Click on the FF menu button.

      6. Select Options.

      7. Now select the General tab.

      8. In the section of the popup labeled "Home Page," insert the URL of your desired Home Page.

      9. Click OK to save the changes.

Remove Babylon Search from New Tab

      If when you open a new tab in Firefox, Babylon Search still appears:

      1. Type in the address bar line about:config and press enter.

      2. Confirm the popup message.

      3. In the search field, type "". (remove excess text here)

      5. Restart your Browser.

Mar 18, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Remove the toolbar
The Conduit Toolbar is a custom search toolbar that allows you to search for content such as pictures, videos, research and services on the Internet. A customized Conduit Toolbar can be branded with a business logo and include your favorite links and search engines. If you do not use it, removing a customized Conduit Toolbar is like removing any other program through the Windows operating system.

Click "Start" and select "Control Panel." Click the "Uninstall a Program" link under the Programs section. Select "Conduit Toolbar" from the list of currently installed programs, and click "Uninstall." Click "Yes" to confirm your choice. If you are using Mozilla Firefox, click the "Firefox" menu, select "Add-Ons" and choose the "Extensions" tab. Click "Conduit Toolbar" and select "Remove." Restart your Web browser.

Dec 20, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Toolbar for firefox 9

Are you trying to display the menu bar (which contains dropdown menus for "File", "Edit" etc.) at the top of the browser window?

If that is not shown, click on the "Firefox" button (at upper left corner), then go to Options and select "Menu bar".

(Alternatively, you can click the "ALT" key, then go to: View > Toolbars and then select "Menu bar".)

That will display the menu bar.

You may later hide the menu bar (if you wish), by going to: View > Toolbars and de-select "Menu bar".

See also this Firefox help page:

Dec 27, 2011 | Ask Toolbar

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Firefox toolbar is missing how do i replace it

Hi there! You can go to this page to download Firefox toolbar

Hope this helps!

Sep 04, 2011 | Mozilla Firefox

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How do I reinstall Mozilla toolbar, please ?

well a tool bar isn't somethign that you just reinstall. most likely you just have if turned off.

Try going to view, then toolbars, and check which ones have a check mark next to them. you almost always want the navigation, and most people like having their bookmarks there also.

Aug 20, 2011 | Mozilla Firefox

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I want this as my home page

Hi There,
Please follow the below steps to set your default home page as Mozilla Firefox

Go to Tools -> Settings -> General and enter into the homepage input box or drag this onto your homepage button on the toolbar.

Oct 22, 2010 | Mozilla Firefox

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