- Shows commercial adverts
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.
How to remove Ask Toolbar from PC
Instructions for Windows 8
Instructions for Windows Vista & Windows 7
Instructions for Windows XP
How to restore default browser settings
Instructions for Internet Explorer
Instructions for Mozilla Firefox
Instructions for Google Chrome
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.