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Danger level 4
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Search.Tb.Ask.com

Search.Tb.Ask.com, also known as Ask.com Search Page, is a search engine distributed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. This search provider is not malicious or unreliable; however, in most cases it is installed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Do you know what this is? Malware analysts use the term to identify programs which are relatively harmless but travel bundled together with other software. Search.Tb.Ask.com is the common attendant of Mindspark toolbars. The removal of these browser extensions is not complicated; however, if you need to you, can always use our search box on the right to find he removal guides related to specific applications. Are you interested in having Search.Tb.Ask.com removed as well? We can help you with that.

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All of these applications represent different services and each of them displays a set of original links. For example, RadioRage Toolbar has been created to provide users with easy access links to multiple different radio stations and related gadgets. These applications have individual representative download pages which computer users use to acquire the software. This is where the main problem arises. It is unfortunate but most computer users rarely pay attention to the information presented on these pages or the installer setups. If you do not pay attention as well, you may miss the chance to refuse the installation of Ask Web Search tools. These are always set for automatic installation.

If you do not refuse Ask search tools or if you install them willingly, the home page of the installed IE, Firefox and Chrome browsers changes to home.ask.tb.com and the default search engine is switched to Search.Tb.Ask.com. Most users who are surprised by these changes choose to remove the unwanted search tools without any delay. Others decide to check try them out to see if they are useful. As you may have noticed already, Search.Tb.Ask.com is powered by Ask, so there is no surprise that when you use the search engine you are presented with the search results identical to the ones presented via ask.com.

You can delete Search.Tb.Ask.com from the browsers if you want to. Malware researchers do not identify this search engine as malicious or intrusive. It certainly is unlikely that this search tool will be employed as a browser hijacker. All in all, we have provided the manual removal instructions which will help you delete Search.Tb.Ask.com. Having troubles with the removal? Post a comment below and we will help you shortly.

Remove undesirable search tools

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings and navigate to On Startup.
  3. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  4. Overwrite/delete the URL representing Ask search and click OK.
  5. Under Appearance mark Show Home button and click Change.
  6. Overwrite/delete the URL representing Ask search and click OK.
  7. Scroll down to Search and click Manage search engines.
  8. Click X on the URL of the unwanted search tool to remove it and click Done.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and navigate to the search box on the top-right corner.
  2. Click the search provider icon on the left and select Manage Search Engines.
  3. Select and Remove the undesirable search tool. Click OK.
  4. Now simultaneously tap Alt+T to open the Tools menu at the top.
  5. Select Options to access a new menu and click the General tab.
  6. Overwrite/delete the Home Page URL and click OK.

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T for the Tools menu.
  2. Click Manage Add-ons and in the menu select Search Providers.
  3. Remove the undesirable search provider and then click Close.
  4. Simultaneously tap Alt+T again and select Internet Options.
  5. Click the General tab and find the Home Page box right below.
  6. Overwrite/delete the displayed Home Page URL and click OK.
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Comments

  1. sidi Jun 6, 2014

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  2. sium Jul 13, 2014

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  5. deda Jul 14, 2014

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  6. tanveer Jul 15, 2014

    tanveer
    thank u
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  7. tbtc2000@yahoo Oct 13, 2014

    lost my file

  8. rens j Oct 23, 2014

    please help me remove search.tb.ask.com from mozilla, explorer and google chrome

  9. M. E.Hawes Dec 6, 2014

    I don't understand a word of this

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