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From: Fred Hartwell Fred on 11 Aug 2010 12:37
Same problem really winds me up but I got rid of it. I downloaded Skype,
which did not like the tool bar I was using, Windows/ google auto check
window came up with a "make Google my home page " etc etc and hey presto . No
more Ask and that prat Jeeves!
Oh yes now back on Skype.
> I got rid of ask.com by;
> 1 uninstall ask toolbar and seekapp
> 2 run a search on files starting with ask and I found
> ASKSBARSETUP-184.108.40.206.EXE-0D406EAC and some other files. I deleted them.
> 3 And finally I deleted the main setup files which I found in the folder
> TempImages, this folder was in the local setting folder on my computer.
> make sure you select (show hidden files) in the folder options.
> The program reinstall itself every time the computer resart only because the
> main setup file was hidden in the TempImages.
> That works for me, I hope it works for you.
> "Steve" wrote:
> > Decebal,
> > Deleting the AskPBar folder did not fix the problem.
> > Ask still shows up as the default search engine.
> > Where can I find that pesky .dll and how do I disable/remove/delete it safely?
> > Steve
> > "decebal mihailescu" wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > "Dreanmachine" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Howdy,
> > > >
> > > > For some reason my default search from the Windows Desktop Search now always
> > > > goes to Ask.com. I have played around with the default search options and
> > > > Google is set as my default (which is what I want) However, it still always
> > > > goes to Ask.com. when I search the web from the desktop search option. I
> > > > don't see how to get rid of this. Any help? It is annoying. Thanks in
> > > > advance!
> > > I had the same pesky problem in IE6.
> > > Here is how got rid of it.
> > > 1.Close all IE instances.
> > > 2.Uninstall everything that resembles ask.com or ask something.
> > > 3.check for a folder likely to be called C:\Program Files\AskSearch\bin or
> > > some similar name
> > > 4.open a command prompt and cd C:\Program Files\AskSearch\bin
> > > 5.uregister that evil dll: regsvr32 /u defaultsearch.dll
> > > 6.It should succeed, and if you want you can delete/rename it.
> > > 7.restart IE6 and check it out for some sites wit no www prefix
> > > It worked for me on Win XP & IE6.
From: VanguardLH on 11 Aug 2010 17:28
Fred Hartwell wrote:
> Same problem really winds me up but I got rid of it. I downloaded Skype,
> which did not like the tool bar I was using, Windows/ google auto check
> window came up with a "make Google my home page " etc etc and hey presto . No
> more Ask and that prat Jeeves!
> Oh yes now back on Skype.
<snipped the over year old thread>
You are replying to a over year-old thread. You thought the
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