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General Category => Help => Topic started by: CG6468 on July 23, 2014, 10:13:18 AM

Title: ASK toolbar
Post by: CG6468 on July 23, 2014, 10:13:18 AM
How can I uninstall the ASK toolbar on my Windoze8 laptop?
Title: Re: ASK toolbar
Post by: Solar on July 23, 2014, 10:47:30 AM
Look in your program file and see if it has an uninstall link.
If not, do a search of your pooter and see if you can find it's root directory, it should come with an uninstall link.
Title: Re: ASK toolbar
Post by: walkstall on July 23, 2014, 11:06:47 AM
How can I uninstall the ASK toolbar on my Windoze8 laptop?

If Solar way don't work.
Go into your Control Panel then Programs then Programs and Features.  From there you can uninstall what you would like. 
Title: Re: ASK toolbar
Post by: TboneAgain on July 23, 2014, 01:03:14 PM
How can I uninstall the ASK toolbar on my Windoze8 laptop?

In the Chrome/Iron browser environment, I'm pretty sure the Ask toolbar installs as a browser extension. If that's the case, you can open your browser settings and disable it or delete it there. Probably a similar scenario with Firefox and IE. FWIW, if IE is your browser, change NOW to Iron. It has all the nice features of Chrome -- minus having Google up your ass all the time -- and it's tons lighter and more agile than IE will ever be.
Title: Re: ASK toolbar
Post by: CG6468 on July 23, 2014, 09:56:12 PM
Now I also have the damned thing on my MAC. I am getting really pissed. Everything that SAYS it'll remove it costs $$$$$$, and they don't work anyway.

Suggestions?
Title: Re: ASK toolbar
Post by: walkstall on July 23, 2014, 10:18:11 PM
Now I also have the damned thing on my MAC. I am getting really pissed. Everything that SAYS it'll remove it costs $$$$$$, and they don't work anyway.

Suggestions?


Hmm
You must have loaded or updated Java.  I think that's add on for them. 
Title: Re: ASK toolbar
Post by: CG6468 on July 23, 2014, 10:30:35 PM

Hmm
You must have loaded or updated Java.  I think that's add on for them.

Yep. Is Java really necessary? If so, how can I get rid of the toolbars?
Title: Re: ASK toolbar
Post by: Solar on July 24, 2014, 05:30:49 AM
Now I also have the damned thing on my MAC. I am getting really pissed. Everything that SAYS it'll remove it costs $$$$$$, and they don't work anyway.

Suggestions?
Oh man, that's irritating, I have a similar issue with Yahoo taking over my browser.
But if you can remember which program it was you updated. Then that is the one that had a little check box for "would you like Ask tool bar",  and it was already checked, just uninstall the program it was attached to.

If Java, it's located in (control panel, uninstall programs) or, if you don't want to go that route, just roll back to the time when it wasn't on your computer, but you'll lose all changes from that date.
Title: Re: ASK toolbar
Post by: CG6468 on July 24, 2014, 06:13:42 AM
I'll check on how to do that on the MAC. I just deleted all of Java on the MAC, too, but the damed toolbar is still there.

I know (but this is WIN8) how to do it on the laptop.
Title: Re: ASK toolbar
Post by: Solar on July 24, 2014, 06:34:09 AM
I'll check on how to do that on the MAC. I just deleted all of Java on the MAC, too, but the damed toolbar is still there.

I know (but this is WIN8) how to do it on the laptop.
Sometimes it's safer just to roll back a month or so and be done with the headache.
Title: Re: ASK toolbar
Post by: TboneAgain on July 24, 2014, 06:48:05 AM
I'll check on how to do that on the MAC. I just deleted all of Java on the MAC, too, but the damed toolbar is still there.

I know (but this is WIN8) how to do it on the laptop.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2421591,00.asp (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2421591,00.asp)
Title: Re: ASK toolbar
Post by: Solar on July 24, 2014, 07:12:38 AM
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2421591,00.asp (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2421591,00.asp)
Great link,  and just as I had suspected....

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Chances are, you've had this experience: you weren't really paying attention to all the little checkboxes and fine print when you were installing a software application, and the next time you opened up your Web browser, you found out that you, like countless others before you, had accidentally installed the Ask.com search toolbar.
Title: Re: ASK toolbar
Post by: CG6468 on July 24, 2014, 09:14:47 AM
I believe I successfully eliminated it through "Extensions" on the MAC.

With the laptop WIN8, I can't find out how to restore, only to create a new restore point.
Title: Re: ASK toolbar
Post by: walkstall on July 24, 2014, 09:17:22 AM
I believe I successfully eliminated it through "Extensions" on the MAC.

With the laptop WIN8, I can't find out how to restore, only to create a new restore point.

Don't you just love WIN8.   :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: ASK toolbar
Post by: CG6468 on July 24, 2014, 09:37:28 AM
Don't you just love WIN8.   :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:

I frickin' HATE it!

But I may be able to work through it.
Title: Re: ASK toolbar
Post by: TboneAgain on July 24, 2014, 10:23:34 AM
I frickin' HATE it!

But I may be able to work through it.

There's really not much difference between Windows 7 -- actually an excellent OS, maybe the best Windows yet -- and Windows 8. With Win8, most of what Microsoft did was make all the really good features of Win7 almost impossible to find or use. By cloaking all those features behind that idiotic "metro" interface, MS literally walked away from the desktop computer market, leaving everyone who doesn't have a touch screen -- or the inclination to use one -- out in the cold.

Microsoft has something of a history of pulling stunts like this. The company released a damned good OS when Windows 98 came out, and managed to significantly improve on that with Win98SE (Second Edition). But two years later, we got Windows Me (Millennium edition), which was essentially Win98SE with weird makeup and a clown outfit. It is actually true that every install of WinMe includes a complete, entire version of Win98SE, bit for bit identical. This is one of the gimmicks MS uses to keep those checks coming in steadily.

If you would like your Win8 (or 8.1) machine to work like Win7, there are ways to make that happen. Check out this (http://windowsitpro.com/windows-81/top-10-tips-make-windows-81-work-like-windows-7) article for some tips on how to do it.
Title: Re: ASK toolbar
Post by: CG6468 on July 24, 2014, 07:26:58 PM
They also put out "improvements" that are not sufficiently tested for problems.