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* Remove Ask Toolbar manually

* Remove Ask Toolbar from Google Chrome

* Remove Ask Toolbar from Mozilla Firefox

* Remove Ask Toolbar from Internet Explorer

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Threat indicator: HIGH

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Ask Toolbar

GenericAskToolbar.dll

Toolbars

Win32 (Windows XP, Vista, Seven, 8)

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari


Ask Toolbar is browser add-on from Ask.com. Provides quick access to social networks and some shopping sites. Features Ask.com search engine. Some files of Ask Toolbars are detected by top-ten antivirus engines. Classified as Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). Usually installs in a "bundle" with free software. Hugely spreads with Java and Flash updates. Formally is not harmful, but may generate additional advertising, redirections and unwanted changes in browser settings.


Ask Toolbar intrusion method

Ask Toolbar

Ask Toolbar gets installed on your PC along with free software. Ask Toolbar copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is GenericAskToolbar.dll. Sometimes it creates new startup key with name Ask Toolbar and value GenericAskToolbar.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name GenericAskToolbar.dll or Ask Toolbar. Also, it can create folder with name Ask Toolbar under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. After installation Ask Toolbar starts displaying ads, pop-ups, banners on your PC or in browsers. It is recommended to remove Ask Toolbar immediately.


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How to remove Ask Toolbar manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Ask Toolbar, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Ask Toolbar.

To get rid of Ask Toolbar, you should:


1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

• GenericAskToolbar.dll
• AviraBrowserSecurity.exe
• AviraCallingIDhelper.dll
• precache.exe
• SaUpdate.exe
• TaskScheduler.exe
• UpdateTask.exe
• ToolbarIcon.exe

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use Ask Toolbar Removal Tool for safe problem solution.


2. Delete the following malicious folders:

• C:\Program Files\ask.com\


3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

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Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use Ask Toolbar Removal Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall Ask Toolbar related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Ask Toolbar entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Ask Toolbar won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use Ask Toolbar Removal Tool.

Windows 8

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.

  • Locate Ask Toolbar or other related suspicious program.

  • Click Uninstall button.

  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.

  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.

  • In the list of installed programs find Ask Toolbar

  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.

  • Find Ask Toolbar related entries.

  • Click Remove button.

Remove Ask Toolbar extension from your browsers

Ask Toolbar in some cases can create browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option "Toolbar Remover" under "Tools" in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Ask Toolbar. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:


Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner

  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons

  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.

  • Choose Ask Toolbar or other related adware BHO.

  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Ask Toolbar removal use Ask Toolbar Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.

  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/

  • In the list of add-ons find Ask Toolbar and click recycle bin icon.

  • Confirm Ask Toolbar removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • In the address bar type about:addons

  • Click Extensions tab.

  • In the list of extension locate Ask Toolbar.

  • Click Remove button near it.


Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Ask Toolbar are very wide-spread, and unfortunatelly many antiviruses fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use Stronghold AntiMalware, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any antiviruses and creates additional shield against threats like Ask Toolbar.

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