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Windows 7: Can't Remove Ask.com search program.

21 Nov 2011   #11

win 7 64bit
 
 

One other thing i was thinking of.. was just open regedit and do a F3.. on ask.com ... see if it perhaps puts its 'recommended' search engine somewhere in the registry..

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21 Nov 2011   #12

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check these


Ask Toolbar
Ask Toolbar
Ask Toolbar

this link too

http://www.paperstreet.com/blog/582

it could be listed under extensions too
recheck all your settings
http://rancidtaste.hubpages.com/hub/...-your-computer
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21 Nov 2011   #13

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better yet, download the ask toolbar again from the website, install it again. restart the browser when requested. then go to control panel and see if it is visible/listed in add remove programs or not., if it is uninstall it from there or if you have C cleaner installed, uninstall the ask.whatever using C cleaner. when you've done all that, if your browser still shows ask. as the default search engine do this >
click on the small arrow as <untitled> select manage search engines >select ask and remove it as <capture>.
hope this works.
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21 Nov 2011   #14

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and for internet explorer, it may have set the ask.com as the default webpage,look at attach capture2 just go to tools > internet options > there you will find that annoying ask.com page set to default. just click on use blank page. one similar thing you'll have to do, if ask.com is still set as the default search in internet explorer, go to the same small arrow near the default search engine and click manage search providers, set google as default and then you can remove ask.com from there. (as untitledssa) ps. <capture3> its not listed cause i already removed it.
edit: for this thread, i installed ask.com latest version from the official website on my computer to post all the stuffs that i can do to test/verify it and help you so hope this gets it sorted. also i suggest one of the senior member/moderator to make a tutorial on how to get rid of this ask.com thing
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21 Nov 2011   #15

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Can't help with Firefox but in IE, click on Tools then click Manage Add-ons. You can enable/disable any of the BHOs there.
i figured its listed in Manage Add-ons, beneath Tool bars & Extensions /> search providers
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21 Nov 2011   #16

win 7 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

No...it's not listed there but now more boy fun and games.

I went looking for a newer program that promotes removing Ask.com from my computer. It works just find except now About.com comes up instead of Ask.com. Could it be that programmers are having a mini war between each other trying to get their search engines installed? Well whatever it is it's not the end of the world and I worked out a workaround for my speech recognition search commands. Instead of saying "Search for such and such" I now say "Search Google for such and such" and the browser starts and the Google search page is displayed.

This problem only happens with speech recognition commands. I've written the software maker, Dragon, to see if they have any solutions but I can live with a workaround as I can dictate which search engine I want to use.

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions and maybe someday I'll run across a solution to bring finality to this problem.
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23 Nov 2011   #17

win 7 Pro - 64 bit
 
 
No Luck with T-Tools

I tried T-Tools and Absolute Uninstallers they didn't find any trace of the programs.

Also did a RegEdit and no trace of either Ask.com or About.com was found.

I've searched through all the Options of both IE and FireFox and no trace of these malwares was found. Anti-Malware programs also fail to find them and of course there are no Tool Bars for these programs.

Again, they are only active when speech commands are used to activate the default browser to start in search mode.

Dragon Support, the Speech Recognition producer, suggested doing a software reload repair but that didn't solve the problem so the ball is back in their court, for now.

Thanks again for all the suggestions.
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23 Nov 2011   #18

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so you're still stuck with it?
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23 Nov 2011   #19

win 7 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

Oh it appears that I'm stuck with it for now but I'm not giving up and the folks here have been very helpful and I find it challenging.

I hate low life companies that resort to this type of method to promote their inferior products that failed in the open market place.
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23 Nov 2011   #20

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toglenn View Post
Oh it appears that I'm stuck with it for now but I'm not giving up and the folks here have been very helpful and I find it challenging.

I hate low life companies that resort to this type of method to promote their inferior products that failed in the open market place.
did you try the steps in my other posts?
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