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How to Remove Ask-TB.com homepage from chrome, Firefox, IE

Question.

I can’t able change Ask-TB.com homepage. It seems like it has taken over my browsers. Could anybody please can help me ? How to remove Ask-TB.com homepage? This is really very annoying homepage. It appears when I open Google chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer,  Safari. My friend expended 4-5 hours to remove it but it won’t remove it from my homepage. She says “It’s a virus”. Anybody could help me with this matter. Your help would be most appreciated.

Solved Answer.

Ask-TB.com is an Adware program where they exactly wants your clicks on their advertisements so that can increase their Adware campaign revenue.

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Ask-TB.com install into computer as a browser extension. They also can change your homepage , default search engine, URL redirection, DNS redirection to “http://www.Ask-TB.com”. Once it install into browser, you’ll also get changed your homepage and default search engine. You’ll have to bound to search anything by Ask-TB.com because it has already set ask your homepage and default search engine. As you bound to search into Ask-TB.com search, you’ll get lot of advertisements while using Ask-TB.com so that you can click on their advertisements by mistake. Means, their main purpose to enters into computer is to grab your clicks on their advertisements.

Ask-TB.com comes into your computer through free software and free downloads. May be the software is an “Adware embedded” software that you downloaded. Actually it install in the background these type of free software. it often won’t install directly. If you downloaded this from 3rd party downloading websites. So first of all please avoid to download anything from 3rd party downloading website. You should download from their own website or trusted websites.

Ask-TB.com also comes through when you are installing freeware software on your computer. They mostly ask you to install Ask-TB.com by way of user agreement acceptation section & additional recommended program installation. So please be aware of all that. So do not allow any additional thing to install into your computer because a very micro thing may harm your whole computer.

Ask-TB.com is not a virus in technically terms. But you need to know that its act ivies is not less then virus. Because it hijacks your all the settings of browser. You should not consider this as a virus. Because their removal process is really too hard. A good computer knowledge person can remove it completely, permanently.

Here we are guiding you how to remove it from your computer completely, permanently. You just have to follow the following instructions carefully to remove it from your computer.

Removal Instructions

Automatic Fixit

Download Adware Remover Tool v3.8 to remove Ask-TB.com Automatically, It’s a Freeware utility specially designed for Adware Removal. This tool can remove most of the Adwares from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Mozilla Firefox and from their registry traces as well..

TSA_Fixit

Adware-Removal-Tool-v3.8.exe


Manual Steps

Step 1 : To Uninstall Ask-TB.com from computer

  • Click on Start button and then click on Control Panel.
  • Now click on Programs –> Uninstall a program or Program and Features (Windows-7, 8, Vista).
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Uninstall a program for Vista, 7, 8

 

  • For Windows XP users click on Add/Remove Programs.
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Uninstall a program for Windows xp
  • You will get a window which have listed all the installed programs.
  • Uninstall Ask-TB.com from there.
  • Also do uninstall all the programs which are listed in Suspicious Programs list below, if you find any installed into your computer. Because all these programs are unwanted. You should uninstall all them immediately if you found any.
Uninstall all unwanted programs
Uninstall all unwanted programs

 

Suspicious Programs list

  • Ask-TB.com
  • Browser defender
  • Browser protect
  • Browser protected by conduit
  • Delta search, Babylon
  • LessTabs
  • WebCake 3.0
  • Yealt
  • LyricsContainer
  • VideoSaver
  • AddLyrics
  • privacy safe gaurd
  • unfriend checker
  • Price peep today
  • Coupon amazine
  • TidyNetwork.com
  • DownloadTerms 1.0
  • Yontoo
  • Uninstall all the unwanted programs, which are not listed here.


 

Step 2 : To Remove Ask-TB.com from Internet Explorer.

Step 2.1 : Remove Ask-TB.com from homepage

  • Open Internet Explorer then go to Tools menu (Press “F10” key once to active the menu bar) and then click on Internet Option a configuration page will be opened, then click on General tab. Now look into under HOME PAGE Edit Box you got www.Ask-TB.com, replace it to www.google.com, then click on apply and close.

Step 2.2 : Remove Ask-TB.com add-ons from Internet Explorer.

  • Open Internet Explorer then go to Tools menu (press “F10” key once to active menu bar) and then click on Internet Option a configuration page will be opened
  • click on Programs tab then click on Manage Addons, now you’ll get a window which have listed all the installed addons.
  • Now disable the Ask-TB.com add-on, also disable all the unknown / unwanted addons from this list. (As per below screenshot).

disable-add-ons-from-ie

Step 2.3 : Reset Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer. Click on Tools menu (Press “F10” key once to active the menu bar), click on Internet Option. A internet option window will open.
  • For IE9, IE10 users may click on Gear icon IE Gear Icon. Then click on tools.
  • Click on Advanced tab,then click on RESET button.
  • Now you will get a new popup for confirmation, tick mark on Delete personal setting then click on RESET button on that. (As shown on below screenshot)
  • Now your Internet Explorer has been Restored to default settings.

Internet Explorer Reset2

  • Now you will appear a popup stated “complete all the tasks”. After completion click on close button.


Step 3 : To Remove Ask-TB.com from Mozilla Firefox

Step 3.1 : Remove Ask-TB.com from Mozilla Hompeage

  • Open Mozilla Firefox, Click on Tools menu (If tools menu doesn’t appear then press “F10” key once to active the menu bar) then go to Options, after that a configuration page will be opened, then click on General tab and then look on the very first section named as Startup. Under startup you will see a HOME PAGE Edit Box, under this edit box you will see www.Ask-TB.com, please replace it to www.google.com, then click on apply and close.
  • Restart Firefox Browser

Step 3.2 : Remove Ask-TB.com from add-ons

  • Open Firefox and then go the Tools menu (Press “F10” key once to active Menu bar) click on Add-ons, you’ll get a page click on extensions from the left side pane. now look on right side pane you’ll get all the installed add-ons listed on there. Disable or Remove Ask-TB.com add-on, also disable all the unknown / unwanted add-ons from there. (As per below screen shot)

remove-unwanted-addons-from-firefox

Step 3.3 : Reset Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox and then go the Helpmenu (Press “F10” key once to active Menu bar)
  • Go to Help menu then click on “Troubleshooting information”
    Note: you can also open this page in this ways, open Firefox then type this command in the address bar “about:support” (without quote) and then hit enter or OK.
  • You will get a page “Troubleshooting information” page, here you will get “Reset Firefox” option in the right side of the page.
  • Click on Reset Firefox option. and follow their instruction to reset.
  • Now your Mozilla Firefox has been Restored to default settings.

Firefox Reset1

Firefox Reset2


Step 4 : To Remove Ask-TB.com from Google Chrome

Step 4.1 : Remove unwanted homepage & search engine from Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome, click on options iconGoogle Chrome Options Icon (Located in very top right side of the browser), click on Settings. You will get a configuration page.
  • Under configuration page find a option named as “Open a specific page or set of pages” click on their Set Pages. A another window will come up. Here you will appear the bunch of URL’s under “Set pages”. Delete all them and then enter only one which you want to use as your home page.
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Google Chrome Homepage Reset step1
Google Chrome Homepage2
Google Chrome Homepage reset step 2
  • In the same configuration page click on Manage search engines button. Delete all the search engines from there, just keep only www.goole.com as your default search Engine.
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Google Chrome search engine step 3
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Google Chrome search engine step 4
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Google Chrome search engine Step5

Step 4.2 : Remove unwanted extensions from Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome, click on options iconGoogle Chrome Options Icon (Located in very top right side of the browser), then click on Tools then, click on Extensions. (As shown on below screenshot)

Google Chrome remove extensions1

  • You will get a configuration page. which have listed all the installed extensions, Remove Ask-TB.com extension & also remove all the unknown / unwanted extensions from there. To remove them, click on remove (recycle bin) icon Google Chrome remove extensions button(as shown on screenshot)

Google Chrome remove extensions2

Step 4.3 : Reset Google Chrome

  1. Close all Google Chrome browser’s window.
  2. Press “window key + R” (Flag sign key + R) on your keyboard , you’ll get Run box.
  3. For windows xp: Copy and Paste this following command: %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default" in Run box then click on OK button. You’ll get a Google chrome profile location in windows explorer.For windows 7,8,vista: Copy and Paste this following command: %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default in Run box then click on OK button. You’ll get a Google chrome profile location in windows explorer.
  4. In the default folder location, Rename a file, named as “Preferences“ to “Preferences.old“.
    (Note: to do that right-click on Preferences file and click on rename option you’ll get a edit box of Preferences file, now rename the text “Preferences” to “Preferences.old”)
  5. In the same default folder location, Rename one more file, named as “Web Data“ to “Web Data.old“.
    (Note: to do that right-click on Web Data file and click on rename option you’ll get a edit box of Web Data file, now rename the text “Web Data” to “Web Data.old”)
  6. Now start your Google chrome, it should be restored to default settings.


Step 5 : To Remove Ask-TB.com from Registry

  • Press “window key + R” (Flag sign key + R) you will get Run box then type “REGEDIT” into the run box then click on OK. You’ll get a registry editor window.
  • In the registry editor, click on Edit menu and then click on find option, you’ll get edit box to search any string into registry editor
  • Type “Ask-TB.com” into the find box and then click on Find Next.
  • The search result will highlight the key or value which have contains the Ask-TB.com string.
  • Now delete the Registry Key/Value/Value-Data if any one contains “Ask-TB.com” string (must see the example screenshot below)
    Note:- Do not delete the complete value data, just delete the Ask-TB.com path only (for example see screenshot3 below)
  • Use F3 key to find Next. and do the last step to all results.
  • We are giving you the example on “Conduit” Adware.

Screenshot 1

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Screenshot 2

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Screenshot 3

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Step 6 : To Remove Ask-TB.com from Autorun Tasks

  • Click on Start button and then do Right-Click on the computer and then do left-click on Manage. A manage window will appear.
  • In the manage window click on Tasks Scheduler from right side pane, then click on “Task Scheduler Library“, Now look on left side pane and Remove all the Tasks which have contains Ask-TB.com string and also remove all the unknown / unwanted tasks from there (As per the screenshot below).

scheduled-tasks-removal


Step 7 : To Remove Ask-TB.com from Startup

  • Press “window key + R” (Flag sign key + R) you will get Run box then type “MSCONFIG into the run box then click on OK. You’ll get a msconfig window.
  • In the msconfig window click on Startup tab, here you’ll get all the startup entries, so look on the list and then do Un-check the entries which is contains Ask-TB.com. Also Un-check all the others entries which you found unwanted. then click on OK to apply all the changes.

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Step 8 : To Remove Ask-TB.com from Services

  • Press “window key + R” (Flag sign key + R) you will get Run box then type “MSCONFIG” into the run box then click on OK. . You’ll get a msconfig window.
  • In the msconfig window click on Services tab, here you’ll get all the startup services list, click on “Hide Windows Services” all the windows related services will be hidden. now it’s only display the 3rd party installed services, now look on the list and then do Un-check the service which have contains Ask-TB.com. Also Un-check all the unknown / unwanted services. then click on OK to apply all the changes.

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Step 9 : To remove Ask-TB.com registry entries with Adwcleaner.exe

Here is the proper step-by-step guide to remove any adware from registry, please follow the steps.

9.1 : Download AdwCleaner from the below link.

Click Here to Download: Adwcleaner.exe

9.2 : Run that downloaded file (Adwcleaner.exe).

9.3 : When you get it started, click on scan button to search the Ask-TB.com files and registry entries (As shown below screenshot).

adwcleaner-scanning-process

9.5 : When scanning process will be finished, click on Clean button to delete all the Ask-TB.com files and registry entries (as shown on below screenshot)

adwcleaner-cleanup-process

Step 10 : To remove Ask-TB.com with Hitman-Pro

Click here to Download Hitmanpro_x32bit.exe

Click here to Download Hitmanpro_x64bit.exe

Hitmanpro-found-adware

 

Step 11 : To remove Ask-TB.com with Malwarebytes.

11.1 : Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free, then double click on it to install it.

Click Here to Download Malwarebytes.exe

How to use malwarebytes

How to use malwarebytes

11.2 : Update online Virus Definition

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11.3 : Tick mark on “Perform quick scan” then click on Scan

11.4 : When the scan done click on “Show results”How to use malwarebytes

11.5 : After clicking on Show result it will you a another window where you will get the found threats. Click on “Remove Selected”

How to use malwarebytes

 

This post was last updated on:2014-06-13 | First Published:2014-06-13

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10 comments

  1. after 4 different programs this is the one that got that YEAHOO search bull shit of my computer. THANK YOU~!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hi,

    I have used ADWARE tool to try and remove ask.com SW from my PC. I have now run it twice and it comes back straight away after a restart of the PC. When Chrome opens up after the restart it opens with Google search, this is good. As soon as I open another tab it reverts to ‘ask’.

  3. wow, it really work, ands its so simple and easy too, thanks alot.

  4. Awesome! Grate job! Thank you
    Suffered from Ask Torntv and mysearch

  5. its a good software.Removed the unwanted search engines

  6. Amazing….it works!

  7. Good tool which removes the adware malware.Thanks

  8. I have ran my computer and it is fixed. And I will be back for more of your other services. Help when your down is a karma builder. Thanks

  9. ABSOULTE GOD SEND THANKYOU

  10. Solved….Thanks a lot !!!,

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