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How do I remove the Ask toolbar from Google Chrome

How do I remove the Ask toolbar from Google Chrome

I’m not sure how I got this darn thing, but I have been downloading a few different drawing packages so I’m assuming I allowed it entry from something there.

What was happening is that every time I put a word in the address bar (omnibox) - whereas normally it would bring up Google search – this annoying Ask search thing would come up.

Look what happens when I type in Walk Off The Earth in the address bar……   <– see my review there – Great Band

Useless!!

These are Asksupports instructions that didn’t work for me but they might for you.

To remove the Ask Tool Bar from Chrome

- In an open Chrome browser, click on the Wrench In the top right-hand corner of the browser window.
- Hover over Tools In the menu that appears and click on Extensions.
- Locate the Ask extension and click the Remove button next to it.
- Click Uninstall In the box that appears.
- Close and re-open your browser.To reset your Chrome homepage, please follow the steps listed below:- Click the Wrench icon on the toolbar.
- Select “Options” (Preferences on Mac and Linux; Settings on a Chromebook).
- Click the “Basics” tab and find the “Home page” section.
- Enter your desired homepage in the section labeled “Open this page”To reset your default search provider for Chrome, follow these steps:- Continuing under the “Basics” tab, select the search engine you want to use from the dropdown box next to the “Search” label.
- If the search engine you want to use doesn’t appear in the menu, click “Manage search engines”.
- In the “Search Engines” window that appears, make your selection from the list provided.
- Click the “Make Default” button that appears next to your selection and your choice will be saved.

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I couldn’t see an Ask Extension in Google, then I was told it was a Foxit extension, well I didn’t have that either, so I disabled all extensions, and restarted, it was still there.

Then I looked in settings……

Click on the top right, of Google Chrome they say wrench but mine is just three lines.

Customise and control Google Chrome

Click settings

Look down the page to Search

Mine looked like this – DUH!

All I had to do is change Ask – to Google, and it was done, no restarting or anything.

So easy and yet, so annoying as it was thought to be an extension – I will now have to check that this doesn’t change when I restart my computer, which would mean I have a hijack somewhere, but for now, Google is back !

Now thats a search! :)

 

Hope this helps you too.

 

 

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