Showing posts with label Ask Toolbar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ask Toolbar. Show all posts

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Care needed when updating Java

It's good and important to keep your computer software up-to-date. This includes Java software. If you want to know the ins and outs of Java, click here. Good luck understanding that lot. Suffice to say it pays to have the latest version on our home computer. It goes some way to enhancing your overall security, having the latest version that is. The thing that hacks me off is when the updates come through, there is always the up-selling invite; to select Ask as your search service, and to install their toolbar. If you want to avoid the toolbar, and I advise you to, just uncheck the check-box on the way to installation.
By not installing the Ask toolbar, we can continue to use and enjoy the strength of Google Search. 

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

How to remove the Ask toolbar from Google Chrome

Whilst recently downloading the KMPlayer on the basis that its a good player and I'd used it successfully previously, I decided its time to download it again. However the Ask toolbar is downloaded with the player and installs itself on Google Chrome. To remove the Ask Toolbar:

  1. Click on the Chrome Wrench, and select Tools/Extensions.
  2. Disable the Ask Toolbar.
  3. Delete the Ask Toolbar
  4. If you have WinPatrol, open and click on IE Helpers, select and remove the Ask Toolbar (maybe 2 entries)
Hope this helps you remove the Ask Toolbar.