How to Remove the Ask Toolbar From a Computer With XP

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The Ask Toolbar is a search toolbar that installs at the top of your browser, allowing you to search the Internet directly from the toolbar instead of visiting the Ask.com website. Unfortunately, many times users install the Ask Toolbar on their browser unintentionally as it comes packaged with many programs. You can remove the Ask Toolbar from your browser in Windows XP, whether you use Internet Explorer or Firefox, by uninstalling the associated Ask Toolbar program in Internet Explorer or the add-on in Firefox.

Instructions

  1. Internet Explorer

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      Exit Internet Explorer, if it is open.

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      Click on "Start," then select "Control Panel." The Control Panel window will appear.

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      Double-click "Add or Remove Programs." A list of all installed programs will appear. Allow the list to populate; this may take a few seconds.

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      Scroll through the list of programs currently installed on your computer and locate the "Ask Toolbar." Look for the "Ask" logo if you are having trouble finding the toolbar.

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      Click on the "Ask Toolbar" and click "Change/Remove." The computer will remove the Ask Toolbar. Restart your computer after you have uninstalled the toolbar. Open Internet Explorer to make sure the Ask Toolbar is no longer present.

    Firefox

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      Double-click the "Firefox" icon on your desktop to open the browser or select "Firefox" by clicking "Start," then "Programs."

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      Click "Tools," then choose "Add-ons." A list of installed Firefox add-ons will appear.

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      Click the "Extensions" icon at the top of the Add-ons window, then locate the "Ask Toolbar for Firefox."

    • 9

      Click "Uninstall" to remove the Ask Toolbar. Restart Firefox to ensure the Ask Toolbar is no longer present.

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