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Ask App for InMind. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Alice Woods - - | Type: Adware

Have you encountered banners or pop-up advertisements entitled as “ads by Ask App for InMind”, “powered by Ask App for InMind”, or “Ask App for InMind ads”? Are you annoyed to death by them? Do you think that it is nearly impossible to close them all? The 2-spyware team will help you out to solve this issue.

Do you know what Ask App for InMind is and what is its purpose?

Questions about Ask App for InMind

Computer security experts diagnose that Ask App for InMind is an adware program, which also belongs to potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) category. There are several reasons for such negative classification because by the moment this program is executed, it will start unpleasant activities in your system. First of all, it will install some of its components to your web browser and will begin tracking your browsing experience. It will collect the list of your visited websites, search terms used, bookmarks saved, links you clicked on. Also, it will find out your IP address and your computer’s location. This information is required to determine what your interests are, and then this PUP generates targeted advertisements for you. On top of that you should know that this adware program is free not without reason – it gains revenue from other sources. These sources are third-party companies, which pays for the advertising of their web pages. It means that whenever you may click on ads by Ask App for InMind, you may experience Ask App for InMind redirects to questionable websites. These pages can contain infectious material, so to ensure your system’s security, we advise you to avoid clicking on them. To prevent potential computer threats or parasites and to provide overall security of your PC, we suggest installing Reimage.

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How could Ask App for InMind hijack my computer without my authorization?

Another important detail about this adware is that it is developed by Mindspark group. This company is well-known for our team because it is one of the main producers of various PUPs – adware, browser hijackers and so on. You should know that such companies spread their products in two ways – by providing the download link on the application’s official website, or by bundling it with other legitimate programs. This method is an indirect way of injecting PUP into user’s systems. So basically if you tend to install new freeware in a rush, you may end up with a bundled software pack. To avoid optional programs, you have to configurate the settings of freeware’s installation. That means that instead of the traditional ”default” or ”standard” option you have to opt for ”advanced” or ”custom” mode. These modes allow you to refuse unwanted software’s components. Simply untick the suggestions to install optional applications, and you are finished.

How can I delete this application from my computer?

If it is too late, and you have already installed Ask App for InMind virus without realizing it, and if you have decided that you do want to get rid of it, follow the instructions below:

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To remove Ask App for InMind, follow these steps:

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Erase Ask App for InMind from Windows systems

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Ask App for InMind and related programs
    Here, look for Ask App for InMind or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Eliminate Ask App for InMind from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Ask App for InMind or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Uninstall Ask App for InMind from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Ask App for InMind and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Ask App for InMind removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Get rid of Ask App for InMind from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Ask App for InMind should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Remove Ask App for InMind from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Ask App for InMind and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Ask App for InMind removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Delete Ask App for InMind from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Ask App for InMind and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Ask App for InMind removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Erase Ask App for InMind from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Ask App for InMind or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Ask App for InMind removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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