How to get rid of “Ask.com” toolbar and search

Is the “Ask” toolbar or “search” engine a virus and should I remove it?

Being in the business of repairing Computers every day, it is astonishing how many PC’s we come across that either have the “Ask.Com” searchbar

ask-com-toolbar-14

or “Ask.Com” as the default search engine

Ask.com is a legitimate website, which declares that its mission is to answer users’ questions with the best information from the web and from the real people, and increase personal knowledge by empowering people with answers.

However there are lots of complaints about having been redirected to ask.com website without willing to do that. According to users, no matter which browser you decide to use, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or other one, you may find yourself redirected to Ask.com. This unfair activity is used for one main aim – to make people visit predetermined websites.

Ask.com is not a virus. However, it is promoted using quite dubious methods. One of the mostly used of them is called bundling and you can install ASK by mistake when downloading Java or other freeware

ASK.com Removal Guides

Remove Ask Toolbar and Ask.com Search (Uninstall Guide)

Related Posts and Articles

TOP 6 CHECKS TO MAKE SURE YOUR COMPUTER IS PROTECTED FROM VIRUSES AND MALWARE

HOW TO USE MICROSOFT’S DEFAULT BACKUP TO BACKUP TO AN EXTERNAL DEVICE

HOW TO USE APPLE’s TIME MACHINE TO BACKUP TO AN EXTERNAL DEVICE

Beware of scam emails about downloading Windows 10

OPENING AN EMAIL FROM AUSTRALIA POST HAS HAD 3 CLIENTS IN 3 DAYS LOSE ALL THEIR DATA TO THE CRYPTOLOCKER VIRUS

How to avoid Computer Viruses – Stop using Bing

Your Apple Mac has a Virus (this is NOT a Joke)

PREVENT VIRUSES BY NOT ALLOWING OTHERS TO USE YOUR COMPUTER ACCOUNT

HOW TO AVOID COMPUTER VIRUSES – STOP USING BING

WINDOWS 8.1 USERS MOST LIKELY TO SUFFER ADOBE READER VIRUSES

HOW CAN I TELL IF MY COMPUTER HAS A VIRUS?

HOW TO REMOVE THE “DOSEARCHES” SEARCH VIRUS

HOW TO REMOVE THE “SNAP-DO” SEARCH VIRUS

AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE VIRUS SCAM

ANTIVIRUS SECURITY PRO IS A SCAM – HERE IS HOW TO REMOVE IT

HOW TO REMOVE 99% OF COMPUTER VIRUSES, MALWARE AND ADWARE FOR FREE

Need more help?

If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please bring your computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out. You can contact us here or call:

08 6118 2601 
Alternatively click on the Green “Support” button in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and leave a message.Microsoft Silver Certified Partner - Small and Midmarket Cloud SolutionsFor instant remote control support download and install our TeamViewer remote control software By Clicking Here and following the instructions found on this page

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.