Posts Tagged ‘ask’

Ask Toolbar Now Classified as a Threat by Microsoft

Monday, June 15th, 2015

In addition to being a notoriously annoying add-on, the Ask toolbar has now achieved security threat status.

If you are a tech-savvy user, you have probably helped more than one friend or family member remove various toolbars, viruses and other unwanted contents from machines running a version of Windows. If you are not, you may have been affected by those by yourself trying to find ways and methods to get rid of them again. One of the most notorious toolbars is the Ask Toolbar which up to this day is bundled with Java downloads for Windows and Macintosh systems.

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Junkware Removal Tool Uninstalls Popular Toolbars and Unwanted Software from your PC

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

This sounds like it might come in handy (as long as it doesn’t install a toolbar of its own!)

It is probably fair to say that the majority of Windows users encountered toolbars in one way or the other. Maybe you did not pay full attention to an installation dialog and ended up with the Ask or Babylon Toolbar installed on your system, or you paid attention and though a toolbar offered by the program would aid you in a way or another, or, you have been asked by friends, family or colleagues to take a look at their PCs and discovered one or multiple installed toolbars while doing so.

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Beware – Avira Partners with Ask and UniBlue

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

This article pretty much sums up the major disadvantage of many freeware security products …

Free products often have a much wider reach than commercial software. This may be especially true when it comes to security software for the PC. This in turn makes the programs ideal candidates for companies like Ask or UniBlue who want their applications to be installed on as many computer systems as possible.

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