Uninstall Ask Toolbar – How to Remove

How Can You Remove or Uninstall Ask Toolbar Search Bar or Add-ons from Your Windows 7, Windows Internet Explorer 9, or Mozilla Firefox v10.0? And Wanna Remove Google Toolbar, MSN/Bing Toolbar, StumbleUpon Toolbar?

Then you could follow my YouTube video tutorial below to help yourself uninstall Ask Toolbar from your system. And for regular Windows users, you can run the Windows uninstaller to safely uninstall it. Enjoy more.

Method #1: Uninstall the Toolbar via Using Windows’ Control Panel

It’d be very easy for you to uninstall Ask Toolbar by visiting: Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > locate the AT item in "Current installed programs:" > click Support Info and then the Remove button > click Yes button on Add or Remove Programs window. See the detailed steps below.

  • Publisher: Ask.com
  • Version:
  • Support Information: http://about[dot]ask[dot]com/en/docs/about/index.shtml

Tip Launch the Remove option for the listed Ask Toolbar project. Follow and then wait seconds for standard uninstallation to complete.

Note For Windows Vista users, you then open up the Uninstall or change a program to uninstall Ask Toolbar.

Note Open up Programs >> Programs and Features in Windows 7.

If you encountered some unknown errors while you performed the automatic removal of Ask Toolbar, you can review my video demo and, it’s recommended run the powerful uninstaller to automatically find and remove the problematic add-on from your Windows.

Method #2: Uninstall the Toolbar via Disabling the Related Add-ons Installed on Your Web Browser(s)

1. For Windows Internet Explorer users, you can click on the Tools menu > Internet Options item > click Programs tab > the Manage Add-ons… button > highlight the below items associated with Ask Toolbar > tick Disable option in Settings box. Read more tips below:

Note: Then you would get the warning info from Add-on Status, telling you that "You have chosen to disable this add-on. For the change to take effect, you may need to restart Internet Explorer.". Click OKand then the Close button on the info window, informing you "The Ask Toolbar was disabled. Please enable the Add-on.", and offering you three options below:

  • Option #1: Enable Add-On
  • Option #2: Skip this version
  • Option #3: Reminder Options

2. Please re-run any currently installed version of Internet Explorer to ensure that your modifications made to system has taken effect.

3. And for Mozilla Firefox (version, 10.0) users, please click Tools item, then the Add-ons subitem, entering Mozilla Firefox Add-ons Manager, locate the Ask Toolbar item in it, then click Remove button to fully uninstall Ask Toolbar. Furthermore, you can click the More button then you would read the following related details:

  • Title: Ask Toolbar by Ask.com (URL, http://www[DOT]ask[DOT]com/)
  • Description: Convenient tools and links to make your web surfing more enjoyable
  • Automatic Updates: Default/On/Off
  • Last Updated: Wednesday, January 04, 2012
  • Homepage: hhttp://www[DOT]ask[DOT]com/

Please review related file leftovers and this may help you completely uninstall Ask Toolbar:

  • FFASKTOOLBARINSTALLER_ASK_TBR-06703128.pf, Unknown PF file or application, left in C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch, 30.8 KB (31,622 bytes)
  • FFASKTOOLBARINSTALLER_ASK_TBR-0BE5516A.pf, 36.0 KB (36,864 bytes) on disk
  • FFASKTOOLBARINSTALLER_ASK_TBR-16D240A9.pf, 32.0 KB (32,806 bytes)
  • FFASKTOOLBARINSTALLER_ASK_TBR-20EF5803.pf, 18.1 KB (18,598 bytes)

You may use this manual method to search & delete related registry entries leftovers to thoroughly uninstall Ask Toolbar:

  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-606747145-1078145449-682003330-500\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru\5603, 000
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-606747145-1078145449-682003330-500\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant\ACMru\5603, 002
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-606747145-1078145449-682003330-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache, C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\{86D4B82A-ABED-442A-BE86-96357B70F4FE}\AskPartnerCobrandingTool.exe, data, Ask Toolbar Partner Cobranding

Review: How Can You Safely & Completely Uninstall the Ask.com Toolbar from Your Device?

You are strongly recommend that you log on your Windows as system Administrator, save your data and then close those Windows applications properly; the most important thing would be that you should back up the current Windows Registry keys before you are about to modify or delete associated keys left. Then you can learn some more related add-on info below.

Ask Add-on Installation Review

  • Item: Select Your Add-ons
  • Details: Make Firefox even faster by disabling add-ons you no longer use. Add-ons already installed by third parties will be disabled automatically unless you select them below.
  • Additional tip: You can always change your add-ons by going to the Add-on Manager.

Related Files Data Created in Windows

  • Ask.com, a file folder, located in C:\Program Files, 2.88 MB (3,026,944 bytes) on disk
  • assets, a file folder, located in C:\Program Files\Ask.com, 1.68 KB (1,725 bytes), which contains 9 Files, 1 Folders
  • Updater, a file folder, contains 2 Files
  • cobrand.ico, unknown ICO file or application, 1.12 KB (1,150 bytes)
  • config.xml, XML Document, 7.62 KB (7,806 bytes),
  • favicon.ico, 60.0 KB (61,440 bytes) on disk
  • fv_26.ico, 58.8 KB (60,262 bytes)
  • GenericAskToolbar.dll, Application Extension file (Ask Toolbar), 1.44 MB (1,515,688 bytes); version,; Copyright, (c) Ask. All rights reserved.; Company, Ask; Product Name, Toolbar;
  • mupcfg.xml, 528 bytes (528 bytes)
  • precache.exe, precache application, 69.1 KB (70,824 bytes)
  • SaUpdate.exe, SaUpdate application file, 192 KB (196,776 bytes)
  • UpdateTask.exe, UpdateTask app file, 132 KB (135,168 bytes) on disk

Tip: To cleanly uninstall Ask Toolbar, you can enter this Ask folder to manually delete those leftovers later on.

Related Program Details Review

  • Title: About Ask Toolbar
  • Info: Version [Ask-14823] powered by Ask.com
  • Copyright: © 2011 APN, LLC

Tip: To quickly uninstall Ask Toolbar, you can also open the OpenToolbar Options item, then you can scroll down and run that Uninstall command to fast start the uninstallation progress, then the Windows Installer would warn you that "Are you sure you want to uninstall this product?", you can click Yes to automatically uninstall Ask Toolbar. See the screenshot below.

ADDITIONAL WARNING: Detailed Setup Package Info for Ask Toolbar

  • Title: FFASKToolbarInstaller_ASK_tbr_1.13.2.0.exe
  • Size: 2.92 MB (3,071,216 bytes)
  • File Version:
  • Comments: This installation was built with Inno Setup.
  • Language: Language Neutral
  • Product Name: Ask Toolbar
  • Digital Signatures: (Shown below)

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