Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cleaning Out The Ask Toolbar

Anyone who has used the internet must have heard of the Ask toolbar. Most of you might even have it installed on your web browsing applications. This toolbar is quite notorious for bundling in with and opting in with third party software. In addition it also sets the homepage to, automatically replacing your regular Google search page. Among other it also changes a lot of your internet settings.

One might think the only way to get rid of this annoying toolbar is to delete it from your browser. But you couldn’t be more wrong. The Ask toolbar is very clingy, and it is a hard and tedious job to get rid of it. You could attempt getting rid of it like you would other programs. Click on Start then select the Control Panel in the Start menu. In the Control Panel use the Windows default Add/remove feature to delete the toolbar. And still it’s a fat chance that you will get rid of the Ask toolbar so easily.

Another alternative is to use the application developed by AutoClean to make sure you remove every last bit of Ask toolbar. This is a great way to get rid of Ask as it usually has a lot of components stored separately in the system which remains just deleting the Ask toolbar will not suffice. AutoClean is a pretty good Ask toolbar removal tool and it gets rid of Ask in the following way: First it checks for the Ask Installer, then it executes the uninstaller using a silent switch. After that removes the install directory for the toolbar to make sure that it eliminates all traces of the toolbar. In addition it then checks up for Ask in your Internet Explorer’s homepage URL. If found it immediately reverts it to Google.

The Ask Toolbar Remover is another powerful Ask toolbar removal tool which works for 4.0.x series, 4.1.x series, and OEM 1000 series Ask Toolbars.

This tool works equally well on Mozilla Firefox as t does on Internet Explorer. It is actually a program designed specially designed to get rid of the pesky Ask toolbar. There are other great toolbar removal tools available on the internet that you can employ to get rid of Ask toolbar and other annoying add-ons.

Toolbar Uninstaller is also a pretty decent utility to get clean the system off unwanted malicious toolbars. Most importantly however users should exercise caution when installing toolbars as more often than not they can lead to decreased browser performance and also act as harbingers for malicious software and viruses.

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