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Windows 7: Ask toolbar removal

08 Dec 2014   #1
Novel8

Win 7 x64
 
 
Ask toolbar removal

I was in the process of downloading an app and along came with it the info of Ask toolbar. I unchecked the 2 box's that are shown, telling them i do not want it, and voila...somehow i did. I checked P and F, its not there, nor the ASK publisher, and yet there is no way that i can remove the toolbar. I read some other posts here and it seems that if one wants to remove it, you always have to download something else..ie...AVG anti virus free. Is there no way to get rid of this tool bar without having to d/l a program of whatever sort in order to get rid of it? I removed the program that i d/l that got me it in the first place..but I still have it. Nothing shown in my add ons/extensions that shows it...so how can i get rid of it? Anyone know?


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08 Dec 2014   #2
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Novel8 View Post
I was in the process of downloading an app and along came with it the info of Ask toolbar. I unchecked the 2 box's that are shown, telling them i do not want it, and voila...somehow i did. I checked P and F, its not there, nor the ASK publisher, and yet there is no way that i can remove the toolbar. I read some other posts here and it seems that if one wants to remove it, you always have to download something else..ie...AVG anti virus free. Is there no way to get rid of this tool bar without having to d/l a program of whatever sort in order to get rid of it? I removed the program that i d/l that got me it in the first place..but I still have it. Nothing shown in my add ons/extensions that shows it...so how can i get rid of it? Anyone know?
You can remove the Ask Toolbar by using their utility;

http://apnmedia.ask.com/media/toolba...ApnRemover.exe

After downloading the utility, please close all open browser windows. Then run the utility; after it completes, please restart your computer. Restarting the computer is necessary to complete the removal.
Note to Chrome users: After restarting, you may still see Ask as your default search engine or default home page. If so, please refer to this article to change those settings:
Note to Firefox users: After restarting, you may still see Ask as your default search provider in Firefox. If so, please refer to this article.

Note to Internet Explorer users: After restarting, you may still see Ask as your default search engine or default home page. If so, please refer to this article to change those settings:
Note to OS X users: This article has instructions specific to Safari, Chrome and Firefox in OS X.

HTH
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08 Dec 2014   #3
Novel8

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Novel8 View Post
I was in the process of downloading an app and along came with it the info of Ask toolbar. I unchecked the 2 box's that are shown, telling them i do not want it, and voila...somehow i did. I checked P and F, its not there, nor the ASK publisher, and yet there is no way that i can remove the toolbar. I read some other posts here and it seems that if one wants to remove it, you always have to download something else..ie...AVG anti virus free. Is there no way to get rid of this tool bar without having to d/l a program of whatever sort in order to get rid of it? I removed the program that i d/l that got me it in the first place..but I still have it. Nothing shown in my add ons/extensions that shows it...so how can i get rid of it? Anyone know?
You can remove the Ask Toolbar by using their utility;

http://apnmedia.ask.com/media/toolba...ApnRemover.exe

After downloading the utility, please close all open browser windows. Then run the utility; after it completes, please restart your computer. Restarting the computer is necessary to complete the removal.
Note to Chrome users: After restarting, you may still see Ask as your default search engine or default home page. If so, please refer to this article to change those settings:
Note to Firefox users: After restarting, you may still see Ask as your default search provider in Firefox. If so, please refer to this article.

Note to Internet Explorer users: After restarting, you may still see Ask as your default search engine or default home page. If so, please refer to this article to change those settings:
Note to OS X users: This article has instructions specific to Safari, Chrome and Firefox in OS X.

HTH
Isn't this the one that also includes the Avg-antivirus program free for 2015? That is what I saw before i read your post.
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08 Dec 2014   #4
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Novel8 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Novel8 View Post
I was in the process of downloading an app and along came with it the info of Ask toolbar. I unchecked the 2 box's that are shown, telling them i do not want it, and voila...somehow i did. I checked P and F, its not there, nor the ASK publisher, and yet there is no way that i can remove the toolbar. I read some other posts here and it seems that if one wants to remove it, you always have to download something else..ie...AVG anti virus free. Is there no way to get rid of this tool bar without having to d/l a program of whatever sort in order to get rid of it? I removed the program that i d/l that got me it in the first place..but I still have it. Nothing shown in my add ons/extensions that shows it...so how can i get rid of it? Anyone know?
You can remove the Ask Toolbar by using their utility;

http://apnmedia.ask.com/media/toolba...ApnRemover.exe

After downloading the utility, please close all open browser windows. Then run the utility; after it completes, please restart your computer. Restarting the computer is necessary to complete the removal.
Note to Chrome users: After restarting, you may still see Ask as your default search engine or default home page. If so, please refer to this article to change those settings:
Note to Firefox users: After restarting, you may still see Ask as your default search provider in Firefox. If so, please refer to this article.

Note to Internet Explorer users: After restarting, you may still see Ask as your default search engine or default home page. If so, please refer to this article to change those settings:
Note to OS X users: This article has instructions specific to Safari, Chrome and Firefox in OS X.

HTH
Isn't this the one that also includes the Avg-antivirus program free for 2015? That is what I saw before i read your post.
I have never had to remove the "Ask Toolbar" so I don't know if AVG is included in the removal tool. My best guess is that it would not be included, but that's just a guess.
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08 Dec 2014   #5
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

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09 Dec 2014   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It`s not listed in Add Remove programs ?
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09 Dec 2014   #7
Novel8

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
It`s not listed in Add Remove programs ?
NO, that was the first place i looked and then I checked extensions and nothing there either with "ASK". I went to my Firefox browser View tab and checked the tab "toolbars' and somehow my toolbar is not shown anymore...Go figure.
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09 Dec 2014   #8
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Another way is to use CCleaner(Tools - Startup) to disable or delete toolbars/plugins/extensions from browsers.

This article suggests resetting the browser.
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09 Dec 2014   #9
Novel8

Win 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tookeri View Post
Another way is to use CCleaner(Tools - Startup) to disable or delete toolbars/plugins/extensions from browsers.

This article suggests resetting the browser.
Sorry, what is CCleaner? As far as startup to disable or delete toolbars and etc...why those? Anyway, its like I said, apparently I do not have it anymore unless its lurking somewhere, behind the scenes.
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09 Dec 2014   #10
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

My mistake, I misread your post.

CCleaner is a popular program to delete temp files for Windows and other programs. It has some additional features too. The one I referred to is under Tools - Startup. There is a Tutorial of CCleaner here:
CCleaner - Delete Junk Files
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