Ask has embedded itself into my computer and I cannot get rid of it and back to Firefox. This happened without my knowledge, or if I did something wrong I am not aware of it. I have been trying for 2 hours to remove Ask as my browser.I am not computer wise but need help.Would appreciate any help and thanks in advance
Run thishttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/You do mean you search engine and not your browser or do you mean your home page.You got it when you DL'd something and kept hitting next rather than reading the boxes.
Yes, my search engine which was Firefox. I followed your directions and it appeared it got hung up on 99% completed but then congratulated me for downloading FLV a dialog box appeared saying the following:C:\Users\Brooks~1\AppData\Local\Temp\IS1590~1uninstaller.exe....and I still have Ask as my search engine
Yes, my search engine which was Firefox. Firefox is not a search engine. It's a browser.Ask, on the other hand, is a search engine - the one you use if you really have no interest in the question. (It also won't tell you why you bothered to use a search engine.)
You have to let ADW fix the problems after u run the scanIn FireFoxyou have to go to the search box. use the pull down to manage serach and then remove all but Google.
Ask embeds itself when you upgrade or install Flash or a couple of other Adobe add-ons.First off, Firefox is your browser, and Ask is a search engine. When you installed the Flash upgrade (or whatever it was) it installed the Ask toolbar and set Ask as your homepage.You can reset your homepage as follows:In the Firefox browser menu bar, select "Tools" and then "Options" from the drop down menu. Navigate to the "Main" tab and then type your desired home page in the "Home page:" form at the top of the window. Ask is best removed at the Windows operating level. You can open your control panel and remove it from the menu there. In the list below there is a method for removing it from inside the browser which may or may not work. You didn't say which version of Windows you're running, so heres a cut-and-paste for all of them:If you have the Windows 7 or Vista operating system:Go to the Start Menu and select Control PanelUnder Programs or Programs and Features click on Uninstall a programSelect the Ask Toolbar (or our partner’s brand for a custom Toolbar), then select Uninstall/Change and then, when prompted, click Yes or UninstallIf you have the Windows XP operating system:Go to the Start Menu and select Control PanelClick the Add or Remove Programs iconSelect the Ask Toolbar (or our partner’s brand for a custom Toolbar), then click on the Remove or Change/RemoveIf you have the Windows XP in Classic View or Windows 95 or 98 operating system:Go to the Start Menu and select Settings, and then Control PanelSelect the Add or Remove ProgramsSelect/highlight the Ask Toolbar (or our partner’s brand for a custom Toolbar) and click on the Remove buttonFollow the prompts to uninstall the Ask ToolbarIf you have the Windows Vista operating system:Close all open Web browsersGo to the Start Menu and select Control PanelUnder the Programs icon, select Uninstall a programSelect the program with the Ask logo and the text Ask Toolbar (or our partner’s brand for a custom Toolbar)Here's the method for removing the toolbar from within the browser (Firefox, remember?) Click on the chevron (down arrow) on the Option button on the toolbarSelect Uninstall from the drop down menuClick Yes when asked "Are you sure you want to uninstall this product"Close all open web browsersClick OK on the popup windowOnce you have uninstalled the Ask Toolbar reboot your computer to make sure the registry is updated.If none of the above works, or it hangs up, or the toolbar is still there, you can use this utility to remove it. If you click on this link it wiil instantly download the tool. Don't do that unless the procedure above didn't work.http://apnmedia.ask.com/media/toolbar/utilities/ToolbarUtili...Rip
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