Nowadays, the number of malware programs that are flooded the Internet is just too high. You can find those programs almost on every user’s computer. Some of them are the Ask Toolbar, Ask Search and Ask homepage. So, let’s take a look at these programs.
Ask.com search engine are practicing for a long time the principle of imposing their products such as Ask Toolbar, Ask Search and Ask.com homepage to innocent users. The developers of Ask.com found several ways to promote their services. First of all they are just advertising through Ask.com, in the form of viruses. Secondly, they are implementing their instruments into the affiliate programs, so when you install those programs you automatically install the Ask Toolbar on your computer. This technique is also known as bundling with freeware programs.
Ask.com and search.ask.com are browser hijackers developed by Ask.com. There is also another hijacker that usually comes bundled with ask.com and search.ask.com called Ask Toolbar, which provides users with numerous features, including quick access to the Ask search engine, continued access to the latest world news about politics, music, movies and business, access to the maps, radio and weather in your area, integration with social networks, ability to check your Facebook account in offline mode. Despite these advantages of Ask Toolbar, users are unhappy with it. And it is due to the fact that there is a lot of similar toolbars and panels, which are in many ways superior to Ask Toolbar and methods of dissemination of the Ask Toolbar are horrible, aggressive and intrusive.
Most of the times, users are not really looking into the End Users License Agreements when installing the programs. After that they are very surprised when they see Ask.com set as their default homepage and search.ask.com as default search engine of the browser. Perplexity is also caused by the presence of Ask Toolbar in the browser. Such obsessive presence brings a discomfort in your Internet surfing.
Ask.com is technically not a virus, it is a browser hijacker developed by Ask.com. Once installed, it changes your default homepage to ask.com and default search engine to search.ask.com and you will not be able to change it until you completely remove Ask Toolbar and its components from your computer. So if you don’t want to see those annoying ads provided by Ask.com you should immediately uninstall ask.com browser hijacker from your computer. You can follow the step by step removal guide below to completely uninstall ask.com. However, we recommend to use our automatic removal tool. It was specifically designed to detect and remove ask browser hijacker and other malware programs from your computer.
Symptoms of Ask.com infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Ask.com threat removal and it is easy to use.
After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the ASK.COM and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.