Home.tb.ask.com. How to remove?
(Uninstall guide)

Home.tb.ask.com is also known as Home.tb.ask.com redirect | Type: System tools
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What is Home.tb.ask.com?

Home.tb.ask.com is a LEGITIMATE search engine that may show up on your web browsers out of nowhere. That's because it is promoted with a help of third-party software, which is typically used for promoting various browser add-ons, search engines, toolbars and other programs. Similarly to Ask.com, home.tb.ask.com is compatible with each of web browsers, so it may show up on your Google Chrome or Internet Explorer as soon as it gets inside your PC. Here, it may appear instead of your start page and a default search engine. As a result, home.tb.ask.com may appear every time when you start your browsing session. The main reason, why you may want to get rid of this search site, is that it may show you commercial content in your search results what may lead you to unknown websites. This is done for earning the money from affiliate marketing. It is NOT ILLEGAL but it may annoy you a little bit. Besides, Home.tb.ask.com may collect information about your browing habits and may share this data with affiliate parties. Remember, if you want to remove home.tb.ask.com, you have to uninstall it from your task manager and each of your browsers. We would also recommend you to check your PC with updated anti-spyware to make sure that it is totally safe.

How can Home.tb.ask.com appear on my computer?

As we have already mentioned, home.tb.ask.com can be installed manaully or with a help of freeware and other third-party software. If you want to avoid it, you should always pay attention to freeware's installation process by selecting Custom or Advanced installation option. After that, you should pay your attention to conditions that are typically showed on one of installation windows. If home.tb.ask.com manages to sneak inside, it will show up on each of your web bowsers. It may appear instead of your start page, the default search engine and new tab page. Please, do NOT ignore this! If this application appeared on your computer without your knowledge, you should get rid of home.tb.ask.com. Technically, it is not a virus but it may redirect you to unwanted websites by showing ads in your search results.

HOW TO REMOVE Home.tb.ask.com?

If you want to get rid of home.tb.ask.com redirects, you use these steps:

  • Uninstall programs that are related to home.tb.ask.com from your computer:

1. Click Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a Program.
2. When in the Add/Remove Programs/Uninstall a Program, look for Ask Toolbar, Ask Updater, Ask Search and other programs that are developed by Mindspark Interactive Network. 
3. Click 'Uninstall' and then OK to save the changes.

  • Reset each of your web browsers:

Internet Explorer:
1. Open Internet Explorer, click the Gear icon -> 'Manage Add-ons'.
2. Here, look for unfamiliar plugins (Ask Toolbar, Ask Updater, Ask Search, etc.) and remove these entries.
3. In order to change your homepage, click on the gear icon again and select 'Internet options'.
4. Remove Search.tb.ask.com and enter your preferred domain name.
5. In order to change your default search engine, click on the gear icon again, select 'Manage Add-ons' -> 'Search Providers',
6. Set your preferred search engine.

Mozilla Firefox:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select 'Add-ons' -> 'Extensions'.
2. Here, select unfamiliar plugins (Ask Toolbar, Ask Updater, Ask Search, etc.) and select trash icon to delete these entries.
3. In order to change your homepage, click Firefox, choose 'Options'
4. Here, eliminate Search.tb.ask.com and enter your preferred website.
5. In order to change your default search engine, click on the menu icon and question mark icon
6. Here, click 'Troubleshooting Information' and click 'Reset Firefox'.

Google Chrome:
1. Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select 'Tools' -> 'Extensions'.
2. Here, select unfamiliar plugins (Ask Toolbar, Ask Updater, Ask Search, etc.) and select trash icon to delete these entries.
3. In order to change your homepage, click on menu icon, choose 'Settings' -> 'On startup' section -> 'set pages'
4. Here, eliminate Search.tb.ask.com by clicking on the "X" and enter your preferred website.
5. In order to change your default search engine, click on the menu icon -> 'Settings' -> 'Search' section
6. Here, click 'Manage Search Engines...' and add your preferred domain name.

Finally, we recommend scanning computer with SpyHunterWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or other reputable anti-spyware to make sure that your computer is totally safe.

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Information added: 04/17/15 21:47; information updated: 04/17/15 21:47

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