How to remove ASK toolbar?
Users who do not want to use the Ask Toolbar should consider uninstalling it. This is however a technical process that some users may have troubles with.
This guide explains three different methods that both lead to the uninstallation of the Ask Toolbar. The first is manual, the second uses a now-outdated tool called Ask Toolbar Remover and the third the popular Revo Uninstaller.
Uninstalling the Ask Toolbar Manually
A manual removal of the Ask Toolbar has the advantage that no third party software needs to be downloaded to uninstall it from the system. The process itself is not complicated at all, provided that the user knows how to uninstall software in Windows.
Close Internet Explorer and Firefox if either web browser is open. To access the built-in Windows program uninstaller users needs to click on the start orb and select control panel from the available options.
The click on Control Panel opens a list of tools and programs. Locate uninstall a program under Programs and open it with a left-click.
Please note that the terminology may be different if you are not running Windows 7.
Windows XP users need to follow the path Start menu > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs
Windows Vista users Start menu > Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a Program
Windows populates a list of all installed applications on the system. Locate the entry Ask Toolbar under the Name column. Right-click the entry and select uninstall from the menu.
Follow the uninstallation dialog. The Ask Toolbar is removed from Windows and should not appear in the uninstall a program window once the process has completed fully.
Please note that it is possible to remove the Ask Toolbar directly from the toolbar Options. Open Internet Explorer and locate the Ask Toolbar. Notice the little down arrow next to Options? Click on it and the following menu should appear.
Select Uninstall from the context menu and Yes when asked if you are sure that you want to uninstall the product. Close all browser windows when asked to and continue with the uninstallation from this point on.