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#1 RbtCmpt


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 12:33 PM

This comes with an 'offer' to install the shopping app by Ask. There is a checkbox to set Ask as default search provider and another to set as default home page - but there is *no* option to not install the shopping app by Ask.
I got this unwanted program another time by trying to run an animation and fortunately was able to get rid of it with Malwarebytes *and* Superantispyware.
Any clues to get latest java update without the Ask app?

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#2 M. de Jager

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 12:50 PM



You can try it with Unchecky, it will automatic unchek unwanted programs like the Ask Toolbar.


Also: I've tried to install Java and there is a option for it:

As you see there is a unchek option, default uncheked with Unchecky.

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:07 PM

Exactly what Jager said. Before, Java used to have 3 check boxes for the Ask Toolbar, but unchecking the first one would uncheck the two others. Now in the most recent installers, there's only one to uncheck. As soon as you do you'll be fine and the Ask Toolbar won't install. But if you were to ever install it, be aware that you can usually uninstall it via the Remove a Program control panel and reset your web browser settings to default to remove it. You don't need any Antimalware nor Antivirus to get rid of it.

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:10 PM

FYI: Using Java is an unnecessary security risk...especially using older versions which have vulnerabilities that malicious sites can use to exploit and infect your system.Although Java is commonly used in business environments and many VPN providers still use it, the average user does not need to install Java software.I recommend just uninstalling Java if you don't use it.
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