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Anyone know of an "Ask Toolbar" blocker?

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#1 ToddAndMargo


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Posted 17 June 2016 - 07:54 PM

Anyone know of a utility or plugin that will block the ACCURSED "Ask Toolbar" and all its variants from installing on your computer/browser?

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:18 PM

I would think Malwarebytes anti-malware would detect it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). However, you'd have to have the paid version for it to detect it and prevent install. With the free version, it only scans when you run malwarebytes manually. 

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 08:30 PM

To help avoid installing junkware you don't want, you can use Unchecky which attempts to keep potentially unwanted programs off your computer.Introducing Unchecky on RaMMicHaeL's Blog, indicates it is more for average users who are not careful about reading everything and accept all defaults when installing programs. The blog posting also indicates Unchecky is still a beta version.
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Posted 17 June 2016 - 09:09 PM

Unchecky, beta or not beta, sure has worked for me for some time now.  After I choose advanced or custom install, unchecky very rarely misses un-checking the extra boxes of extra stuff.  There are some installs that get around unchecky, however, a good anti-malware or PUP-sniffer will often [but not always] block 'em.

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