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Remove home.tb.ask.com search homepage (Uninstall Guide)

Question

I want to get rid of  home.tb.ask.com from my computer, home.tb.ask.com occupancy on my homepage of all my web browsers, I got really very disturbed to removing that, i want to get rid of home.tb.ask.com any how, please help me that how to remove home.tb.ask.com, i am going to file a clam against home.tb.ask.com company. they have snapped my all browsers settings. Please help me asap.

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Solved Answer

You are right it is act exactly like a virus, even you tried to change your browser home.tb.ask.com homepage, it won’t allow to do that, because they are become owner of internet explorer homepage registry, they won’t allow to do anything from internet explorer.
If you really want to get rid of home.tb.ask.com then you have to follow the instruction in a right way, I know this would be bit difficult for all you however this not impossible, you can do easily with using our mentioned steps. Follow the bellow steps care fully.

Steps

1. Uninstall Home.tb.ask.com from Control Panel

  • Click on Start button and then click on Control Panel and go to Add/Remove Programs(XP) or Program and Features. Now find out the Ask toolbar, Ask search entry then Right click on it and then click on uninstall.

2. To Remove Home.tb.ask.com from Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet Explorer then go to Tools menu (press “alt” key once to active 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.home.tb.ask.com, replace it to www.google.com, then click on apply and close.
  • Now Restart Internet explorer

Remove from registry

  • Click on Start and type Run and then type “REGEDIT” in the run box and then hit enter
  • In the registry editor go to Edit menu and then click on find option, you will get edit box to search any string to registry editor
  • Type in the find edit box “home.tb.ask.com.com” and click on Find Next
  • The search result will highlighted that key which have the same string
  • Edit that key and change the “home.tb.ask.com” string to “google.com
  • Use F3 key to find Next, Replace all them to “google.com”
  • Then Restart the internet explorer

Reset Internet Explorer

  • Open Internet explorer and then go the Tools menu (Press “alt” key once to active Menu bar), you can also click on gear icon in IE9/IE10 then go to Internet option.
  • Once you clicked on Internet option you will get an internet option window.
  • Now you have to click on Advanced tab. then click on Restore Advance Setting button once and then click on RESET button
  • Now you will get a new popup for confirmation to get it done reset process, Tick mark on Delete personal setting then click on RESET button
  • Now you will appear a popup to complete all the talks, after completion you have to click on close button.

3. To Remove Home.tb.ask.com from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox, Click on Tools menu (press “alt” key once to active 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.home.tb.ask.com, please replace it to www.google.com, then click on apply and close.
  • Restart Firefox Browser

Advance Steps

  • In the Firefox type this command in the address bar “about:config” and then hit enter to open this page
  • After that you will get a page which is asking for permission to open config page that confirm that please use it carefully so please click on button named as “I’ll be carefully, I promise“.
  • Now you will a configuration page with search option on the top, so please type “Home.tb.ask.com” into search bar, you will get the result.
  • Replace all the string from “home.tb.ask.com” to “google
    In the search result do double click on the all entries (related to home.tb.ask.com) one by one, and change them to “www.google.com”
  • You can Right click on found results one by one and choose RESET option.

Reset Firefox

  • Open “Troubleshooting information” page into Firefox.
  • Open Firefox and then go the Help menu (Press “alt” key once to active Menu bar)
  • 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.
  • Go to Help menu then click on “Troubleshooting information”
  • You will get a page “Troubleshooting information”, here you will get “Reset Firefox” option in the right side of the page.
  • Click on Reset Firefox option, It will take time to reset

 

4. To Remove Home.tb.ask.com from Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome, click on Settings icon (Located in very top right side of the browser), Under this menu find out and click on Settings after clicking on that you will appear a configuration page.
  • In the same configuration page find a option named as “Open a specific page or set of pages” click on Set Pages, here you will appear the bunch of URL (Set pages), you have to delete all them and enter only one which you want to use as your home page.
  • In the same configuration page find out the option named as ‘Manage search engines’ click on that, then you will get a page as Default search engine settings, here you will get some bunch of search engines, first of all change your default search engine
  • Find out the google search engine and move your mouse pointer to their right side, here you will get 2 options.
    • 1. Make Default
    • 2. Close button “x” to delete the search engine.
  • Make default your google search engine, and delete all other than, one by one

Change Home page from preferences file

  • Change home page from “preferences” file , open this file in plain text format (notepad) and change these following entries to default stage.
  • You can find “preferences” file from below locations.
  • Windows XP
    %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  • Windows 7, 8, Vista
    %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  • Default value is:
    “homepage”: “http://www.google.com/”,
    “homepage_is_newtabpage”: true,

Reset Google Chrome

  • Close all Google Chrome browser
  • Now open this following path
    • Press “window key + R” (Flag sign key + R) , then you will get Run box.
    • Copy and Paste this following command in this Run box then hit Enter or OK
  • Windows XP
    %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  • Windows 7, 8, Vista
    %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  • In the default folder please find a file named as “Preferences“ and now just need to rename this file from “Preferences“ to “Preferences_old“
  • Now Start your Google chrome.

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5. To Remove Registry Entries with help of Adwcleaner.exe

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

1. Download AdwCleaner from the below link.

Click Here to Download: Adwcleaner Download Link

2. Run that downloaded file (Adwcleaner.exe)

3. Then you will see a Adwcleaner program and you will 3 button in the bottom, Search, Delete, Uninstall
4. First please click on search (as shown in below screenshot)

adware cleaner

4. Once you click on search it will take some time, after that a notepad file will automatically open which is shows that the software found how many adwares. (as shown in below screenshot)

adware found

5. Now leave this notepad as it is and click on Delete button on the Adwcleaner program. (as shown in below screenshot)

How to delete adware6. Now after deletion process done, your computer will restart automatically. (as shown in below screenshot)

Clean computer from adware

7. After computer restarted a notepad automatically will appear which is shows you the report of adware deleted or failed. (as shown in below screenshot)

adware Deleted from your computer

8. Please close that notepad and run the adwcleaner once more and then now click on uninstall to uninstall Adwcleaner from your computer.

6. Scan your computer once with Malwarebytes.

1. Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free, and install it.

Click Here to Download Malwarebytes

How to use malwarebytes

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2. Update online Virus Definition

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3. Click on “Perform quick scan” radio button then click on Scan

4. When the scan done click on “Show results”How to use malwarebytes

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

Home.tb.ask.com Information

Home.td.ask is a home page redirect browser hijacker virus, that can damage your all browser. It will quickly enter into your computer and affect all the popular browsers including chorme, Internet explorer, Mozilla firefox etc. This Home.td.ask browser hijacker can change your browsers settings.

This home.td.ask  sets itself as your homepage and also as set as default search engine without your permission. Home.td.ask.com can not display the right search result as powerful as Google search engine. This type of browser hijackers are comes with free downloading packages. if you use this home.td.ask.com then it can not give you useful search results, you will get many unwanted and useless search results and on those sites you will be  found a lots of pop-ups and advertising they also offers you to buy some unwanted and unknown products.

This kind of browser hijacker may be watching you when you are typing login into your email account they can fetch the username & password field, when you are doing chatting with someone. It can be steal your all the browsers data and can change your all browsers setting. You have to remove this redirect virus as soon as possible because this is very harmful for you computer. In order to remove Home.td.ask from your computer completely you have to follow mentioned steps.

Common Symptoms or some harmful activities performed by home.td.ask.com

  • Home.td.ask.com comes in your computer without your permission.

  • It can change your homepage to as many malicious websites.

  • Many unfamiliar, unstoppable and unwanted advertisement and some fake alerts can be displayed on your computer screen.

  • Computer and internet speed become slow than usual, when any redirect virus are entered in your computer

  • It can change your all browsers setting.

  • Plug-in and add-ons are automatically connected with your web browser without your permission.

 

This post was last updated on:2013-07-12 | First Published:2013-07-12

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