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Remove ask from my computer

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I would like some simple, clear instructions on how to completey remove Ask from my computer (particularly the search engine). Thanks.

I would like some simple, clear instructions on how to completey remove Ask from my computer (particularly the search engine). Thanks.

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AliceWyman
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These articles should help: * http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2421591,00.asp How to Remove the Ask.com Toolbar From Your Browser * [[Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page]]
kobe 441 solutions 5048 answers
You may want to also check for a user.js file and DELETE that. * https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save#w_user-js-file-overriding-preferences
Sahba.AH 0 solutions 7 answers

HI I have the same problem and i try to reset FF but it wasn't solution ! I try to delete the user.js ,but it doesn't exist! now what can i do?

HI I have the same problem and i try to reset FF but it wasn't solution ! I try to delete the user.js ,but it doesn't exist! now what can i do?

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cor-el
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Hi Sahba.AH

Could you please start a new thread for your question instead of posting in an existing thread?

Then you can provide more information like your operating system and installed extensions and installed plugins.


Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window.

You can use the SearchReset extension to reset some preferences to the default values.

Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).

You can do a search for ask.com on the about:config page and reset prefs to reference to ask.com.

Hi Sahba.AH Could you please start a new thread for your question instead of posting in an existing thread? Then you can provide more information like your operating system and installed extensions and installed plugins. *[[/questions/new start a new thread]] *[[/kb/Using+the+Troubleshooting+Information+page]] ---- Start Firefox in <u>[[Safe Mode|Safe Mode]]</u> to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance). *Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window. *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Safe+Mode *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes You can use the SearchReset extension to reset some preferences to the default values. *https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/searchreset/ Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons). You can do a search for ask.com on the <b>about:config</b> page and reset prefs to reference to ask.com. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config
puyberto 0 solutions 1 answers

Hi I had the same problem, I did remove all "ask files" from my computer and all the adds-on from my firefox; uninstall and reinstall firefox: remove from the small bar with the little lens at the right top and nothing still every time I opened a new tab the "ask search engine" kept coming. The last thing I just did and it worked was to click on the option at the bottom of the page to unveil or disable or un-tick the the option and then surprisingly it was removed :) now every time i open a new tab it comes out with nine small screens with the latest websites that i visited

Hi I had the same problem, I did remove all "ask files" from my computer and all the adds-on from my firefox; uninstall and reinstall firefox: remove from the small bar with the little lens at the right top and nothing still every time I opened a new tab the "ask search engine" kept coming. The last thing I just did and it worked was to click on the option at the bottom of the page to unveil or disable or un-tick the the option and then surprisingly it was removed :) now every time i open a new tab it comes out with nine small screens with the latest websites that i visited

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