can be removed via Add/Remove Programs
in Control Panel or Programs and Features
in Vista/Windows 7 so check there first.
From within Add/Remove Programs highlight "Windows Searchqu Toolbar
" (if listed) and select Remove
Repeat the above steps if you find any of these program names:• Searchqu
• AskBarDis (or anything with Ask.com, AskSearch)
If the program is not listed in Add/Remove, look for an uninstall icon (shortcut) from within its program group. Click on
> All Programs (or Program Files), and use the program's uninstaller.
When done, be sure to restart the computer. <- Important!
Then continue as follows:Reset Internet Explorer
or go here
and click the
This will automatically reset registry keys and the browser back to the way it was when initially installed
. If you check the Delete personal settings
checkbox in Advanced settings, it will reset the home page(s), search providers and Accelerators to their default values. It will also delete temporary Internet files, history, cookies, web form information (passwords) and InPrivate Filtering data.-- Note: Microsoft Fix it does not work in Windows 7. Instead, you can use the Internet Explorer troubleshooters to achieve this automatically.
itially installed. Then clear your browser history
If using FireFox
, refer to these instructions
to reset all user preferences, toolbars and search engine to their default settings
using Firefox Safe Mode