How do I get rid of the Ask toolbar completely?

Nikola T September 23, 2013

My laptop has installed ask toolbar somehow, it’s too annoying. I don’t know how it was infected and I am having difficulties removing it. Every time I  think it has been removed it come back, what the hell!
Please suggest!

  1. Susendeep D
    November 2, 2013 at 5:37 am

    Now, since the above commenters have suggested many tools to remove the toolbar,you'll have to be careful about it in future so that it doesn't happens with you in future.

    You can be safe by checking the software you install in your system.Most of the software vendors nowadays bundle these toolbars and additional softwares and trick users into installing them into their system.
    You can prevent yourself from these softwares by downloading them from reputed download site like Softpedia which warns users about them before downloading it.

  2. Dalsan M
    September 23, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Even though it is still in the beta stages, I would suggest installing Anti-Toolbar. It will help block toolbars from automatically installing, and supposedly uninstalls even stubborn, hard to uninstall toolbars. Whenever a new toolbar slips by and tries to install, a pop-up will appear and ask if you wish to install the toolbar or block it from installing.

    Aside from this tool, I would add onto Hovsep's suggestion in order make sure that all of the settings in your browser(s) are not still set for Ask Toolbar. ADWcleaner is suggested to clean up the remnants of Ask Toolbar after performing the steps to remove the toolbar from your browser(s) and computer.

  3. Chris M
    September 23, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    I used CCleaner when it gets on any of my computers. Seems to work just fine.

  4. Alan W
    September 23, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Here is the manual instructions, scroll down a bit for Firefox.

  5. Oron J
    September 23, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Or you could use JRT

    In fact, the Ask Toolbar is usually easy to remove on its own (simply uninstall it as usual, then go into all your browsers and make sure no toolbars or addins have been left behind and check that the start page and search engine are set to the correct default). The fact that it's coming back, suggests that there may be other malware at play here, so you may want to run Malwarebytes Anti malware free (download from and *not* from any other site!) and scan your system.

  6. Hovsep A
    September 23, 2013 at 10:56 am
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