Please read instructions here: How to uninstall the Ask Toolbar
To reset your home page, see: How to set the home page
If the problem persists, please do the following:
The URL to add in "keyword.URL" becomes a link in this post, so right click it and choose "Copy Link Location" to copy it to the Windows clipboard. Then hit CTRL+V to paste it. Saves you having to type the whole thing.
Thanks for the advise. I don't know what "location" you are referring to. Keep it simple, I'm stupid. How do I go back two days and undo everything. Stupid here also downloaded toolbar cleaner and can't get rid of that either.
The "location bar" is where you normally type a web address. So for example, at the top of this forum, you can see "mozilla com" followed by https://support... etc. That is the location bar and that is where you have to type about:config. See screenshot.
Thanks Zircal, Don't know where your screenshot came from because I have nothing like that. Will a system restore going back a few days do anything? All this started when I inadvertently dowloaded ask.com. I can't seem to get to Internet Explorer either. Is there another way to comminicate other then here? Jim
I created the screenshot myself.
I see from your user agent though that you're using Internet Explorer. We can only help you here if you have Firefox installed. You can download that from here: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/fx/?ref=logo
Thanks Zircal, Did the download and ask.com comes up as a search engine. I want to get rid of ask altogether. I cannot open Explorer, when I tru I get a blank page. Can I do a restore from a couple of days ago? Jim
Restore is unlikely to work. That only removes programs you have installed, not their settings.
If you have Ask installed in Firefox now, you can use the instructions in my initial post to remove it.
OK, know where the location thing is but see no filter. I'm ready to give up.
When you type in about:config and hit Enter, the filter will appear at the top