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#1 Redpine56

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 01:51 AM

i have installed hijck this and
have log. how do i find ask.com
and remove it.
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 05:27 AM

You should be able to remove it in the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

Ask.com is benign, so if you are worried about this being a nasty you can relax.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 05:43 PM

You should be able to remove it in the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

Ask.com is benign, so if you are worried about this being a nasty you can relax.


It's not always quite so. Apparently, Ask.com doesn't always "ask" permission to install its junk toolbar or search engine.

If you still can't uninstall Ask.com, try this removal tool.
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:01 AM

I did a pretty through search to see if this was related to an infection and it does look like it is benign. If you have found information that shows this to be different please post it here. It is true that it is downloaded on the coat tails of another application, but from what I've read you usually have the choice to not include it.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:10 AM

I did a pretty through search to see if this was related to an infection and it does look like it is benign. If you have found information that shows this to be different please post it here. It is true that it is downloaded on the coat tails of another application, but from what I've read you usually have the choice to not include it.


On an other forum, apparently some guy never "asked" for it and couldn't get rid of the search engine that had decided to become the default one instead of Google. This removal tool fixed his problem. And, I never said it was related to an infection. Ask.com is or was a questionable site according to an article I've read. Unfortunately, I lost the article. This little fix was given to some magazine editor by the president of ask.com, and he "APOLOGIZED" for any inconvenience their little hijack might have caused.

Edited by karbo1, 09 February 2009 - 10:37 AM.

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