HOW TO GET RID OF ASK ADD ON
Firefox browser is overrun by ASK search engine - how do I get rid of it?
Additional System Details
Every time Firefox opened
This started when...
I installed some free software by Arcsoft
- Default Plug-in
- Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.0.0
- Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102
- Google Update
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20101026 Firefox/3.6.12
tried to deal with this via tools selection but it didn't work. this will stop me from using Firefox browser.
Simply switch off, the rest of Firefox even runs better. I'm not satisfied the way Firefox "pushed" this add on. I can very well install add on's myself.
Modified by Ed4508
Firefox has nothing to do with Ask.com, you didn't get it with a Firefox program download (from an official mirror server) or a Firefox program update.
If you're sure that Ask didn't get into Firefox from another program you installed or from installing a Plugin for Firefox, I wonder if there is another user of that PC who installed something that you aren't aware of. Do you see anything new or unexpected in the Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (if you are on a Windows OS)??
Quote: I installed some free software by Arcsoft
You can do a search via the Filter bar on the about:config page and reset bold (user set) preferences to the default value.