Solved how to stop ask poping up - it's useless

January 7, 2014 at 12:29:16
Specs: Windows 7
I need to stop ASK popping up - it simply leads to unwamted advertisements - google preferred.
The problem relates particularly to Firefox which I'm thinking of uninstalling if this problem can't be solved.

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January 9, 2014 at 18:20:04
Your choice of course but I prefer Firefox. It was not Firefox that installed the Ask toolbar and default search engine change, it was a program you installed or updated and failed to notice the check box that was prechecked to install that junk. It might have been a Java or Adobe update or any free program you downloaded and internet explorer is not immune to it. I would recommend uninstalling anything Ask and if you want, reinstall Firefox. At the very least you will have another browser in case IE get into trouble also or worse.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



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January 7, 2014 at 21:32:08
Seems to be a common problem. Here's some search results that might help:

https://www.google.com/#q=%22remove...


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January 8, 2014 at 16:15:17
In Firefox, to to Tools (or cog) and add ons, disable ASK toolbar.
In Firefox click on the down arrow next to the search engine name in your search bar and make sure it is set to Google, click on Google to change if needed. Close Firefox and reopen.
Go to Start>Control Panel>Programs and uninstall ASK anything.
That should do it, if not then try this:
Start>Run type "msonfig" (no quotes) and run. Go to Start tab and uncheck anything ASK, in fact you probably can uncheck everything except Microsoft items, your antivirus program, and anything you may need to launch with Windows automatically. Click Apply and restart the machine when prompted.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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January 9, 2014 at 13:40:38
Thanks - I'm afraid I adopted the simple solution of uninstalling Firefox and now depend on internet explorer!

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January 9, 2014 at 18:20:04
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Your choice of course but I prefer Firefox. It was not Firefox that installed the Ask toolbar and default search engine change, it was a program you installed or updated and failed to notice the check box that was prechecked to install that junk. It might have been a Java or Adobe update or any free program you downloaded and internet explorer is not immune to it. I would recommend uninstalling anything Ask and if you want, reinstall Firefox. At the very least you will have another browser in case IE get into trouble also or worse.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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