What is Ask?
Ask is a popular search engine, which offers ‘better web search’ for its users. This site is LEGITIMATE and if you feel that it is helping you to improve your browsing, there is no problem with that. You can use it for searching the web with its search engine ask.com or the toolbar, which can be installed on the system and is compatible with each of web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and others. However, no matter that it looks safe, many users have asked us about the trustworthiness of Ask. It seems that all these discussions have been initiated because this search engine can be installed in a bundle with other programs as an optional component. So, you may discover this search engine on your computer out of nowhere. Before you call this program ‘virus’, your should know that Ask, just like many other search engines and toolbars, is promoted via other free programs. Once you agree (yes, you do that by leaving the pre-checked check mark that says ‘Make Ask.com my default search engine’ or ‘make Ask.com my start page) to install such program on your computer, it makes changes in your homepage, the default search engine and similar settings. If you want to avoid this that, you should start monitoring installation of the freeware. For more information about that you should check next paragraph of this article. We must also warn you about commercial search results that may be interrupted into your search results. If you don’t want to visit affiliate websites of ask, you should be careful when searching with a help of this search engine. If it has already appeared on your web browser, you can remove Ask from your computer just like any other application. After doing so, we recommend you scanning your computer with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego (Windows OS) or Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (Mac OS X) to make sure that it is free of viruses and potentially unwanted programs.
HOW CAN ASK appear on MY COMPUTER?
As we have already mentioned, Ask Toolbar and ask.com can get on your computer without a clear sign because it is promoted with a help of freeware and shareware. Beware that you may download it on your computer in a bundle with download managers, PDF creators, video streaming software and similar programs. In most of occasions, users download such programs without paying enough attention to their installation process. If you want to avoid Ask, you have to choose ‘custom’ or ‘advanced’ installation method of the freeware and uncheck all entries that offer you to change the homepage or download a toolbar. Once it is downloaded, Ask may appear instead of your start page or default search engine. If you want to get rid of it, you have to remove Ask from each of your web browsers manually. Follow this guide to fix your computer for good:
HOW TO REMOVE ASK?
If you want to recove Ask, you should uninstall this progra, from your task manager and each of your browsers. After doing so, we think that you should run a full system scan with updated anti-spyware to make sure that your computer is totally safe.
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