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Danger level 3
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts

Ask Toolbar

Ask Toolbar is a browser extension that is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It is an official product of Ask search engine that can be downloaded at toolbar.ask.com. Naturally, the toolbar might as well be downloaded bundled with freeware from third party websites. This is why some users consider Ask Toolbar a malicious browser hijacker (which is not true). If Ask Toolbar is installed when it comes bundled with freeware, users probably do not notice that along with the software they have downloaded, they install additional applications as well. You can easily remove Ask Toolbar manually, and it does not pose any kind of risk to your PC or your data security.

The point is that Ask Toolbar always prompts you about the oncoming installation. If you choose to install a full setup of this application you will have your home page changed to search.ask.com. There is also an option that allows you to keep your browser settings that were set before the plugin installation. Also, if you go through Ask Toolbar's EULA, you will see that this application does not gather or reveal any data that is related to your web browsing habits.

However, keep in mind that some of the website you visit via Ask Toolbar do use cookies to track various information related web-surfing. Therefore, you have to be sure that you always keep your firewall on, and that your computer is safeguarded against possible cyber threats. If you wish to remove Ask Toolbar from your system, follow the instructions below:

How to remove Ask Toolbar from PC

Instructions for Windows 8

  1. Move your mouse cursor to the bottom right corner.
  2. When Charms bar appears, click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program and remove Ask Toolbar.

Instructions for Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start Menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove Ask Toolbar.

Instructions for Windows XP

  1. Open Start Menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Go to Add or Remove Programs and uninstall Ask Toolbar.

How to restore default browser settings

Instructions for Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+X and go to Manage add-ons.
  2. Remove Ask Toolbar from Toolbars and Extensions. Click Search providers on the left.
  3. Select a new default search engines and remove Ask Search from the list.
  4. Press Alt+X again and click Internet options.
  5. Change your home page under General tab and click OK.

Instructions for Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and Add-ons manager tab will open.
  2. Remove Ask Toolbar from Extensions and close the tab.
  3. Click Search engine icon on search box at the top right corner.
  4. Select Manage search engines and remove Ask Search from the list. Click OK.
  5. Click Firefox button and go to Options.
  6. Enter a new home page address under General tab and click OK.

Instructions for Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F and select Tools.
  2. Go to Extensions and remove Ask Toolbar. Click Settings on the left.
  3. Select Open a page or a list of pages under On Start-up. Select Set pages.
  4. Change home page address and click OK.
  5. Select Manage search engines under Search.
  6. Remove Ask Search from the list and select a new default search engine. Click Done.

If you think that there may be malicious files present in your system, run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner. In case dangerous files are found invest in a computer security tool to remove them at once.

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How to manually remove Ask Toolbar

Files associated with Ask Toolbar infection:

TBM1F.tmp
AskService.exe
SaUpdate.exe
TBM4A6.tmp
askinstaller.exe
TBNotifier.exe
TBM4175.tmp
Passport_x64.dll
Passport.dll
ASKUpgrade.exe
ASKSBAR.DLL
TBM796.tmp
apnmcp.exe
TBM38.tmp
TBM21C.tmp
BackgroundHost.exe
asktoolbar2X.dll
IdcLdr_x64.exe
ScriptHost.dll
searchresultsDx.dll
asktoolbar4X.dll
Updater.exe
DNTPService.exe
GenericAskToolbar.dll
toolbar2X.dll
TBME6.tmp
ScriptHost64.dll
UpdateTask.exe

Ask Toolbar DLL's to remove:

Passport_x64.dll
GenericAskToolbar.dll
ScriptHost.dll
Passport.dll
ScriptHost64.dll
asktoolbar4X.dll
toolbar2X.dll
searchresultsDx.dll
asktoolbar2X.dll

Ask Toolbar processes to kill:

IdcLdr_x64.exe
apnmcp.exe
ASKUpgrade.exe
Updater.exe
TBNotifier.exe
UpdateTask.exe
SaUpdate.exe
AskService.exe
askinstaller.exe
BackgroundHost.exe
DNTPService.exe
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  1. JURÉA CRUZ Aug 19, 2015

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