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Forum Thread: How do I Uninstall askit Toolbar?

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Lovinmalamutes How do I Uninstall askit Toolbar?
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Hi All,
My dilemma is: How do I uninstall askit toolbar when it isn't listed in my programs.? I use revo uninstaller and it doesn't show in the programs listing. I don't find it listed in the Add/Remove programs listing either. I know it is installed as Secunia tells me so.
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

I am a novice in computers so please give me the easiest and most basic way to do this, if that is possible.

THANK YOU !!!!
Lovinmalamutes~

Anthony Wells RE: How do I Uninstall askit Toolbar?
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To help resolve your problem , here are some instructions to help you first of all get the best out of PSI :-

1)use PSI in "advanced" mode ;
2)in the "settings" tab make sure that the box in the first/upper section is NOT ticked in order to have the maximum info available ;
3)tell us in which "tab(s)" your problem programme is located ;
4)in that tab , click on the + in the box at the left end of the programme , the page will expand ;
5)in the expanded page , tell us what is written in the "installation path" ;
6)in the "toolbox" section , lower down , the link "technical details" should confirm the installation path details ;
7)click on the link "open folder" and you will see more details concerning the location of the "problem" .

If you are unable to resolve the problem yourself , all this info should allow someone on the forum to help/advise you .

Let us know how you get on or if you need more help .

Anthony

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harleyman49 RE: How do I Uninstall askit Toolbar?
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In IE ..

Open Tools

Tool Bars...And kill it there...


Might be under...manage addons there too
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Lovinmalamutes RE: How do I Uninstall askit Toolbar?
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Thank You Anthony!

I have done as you said in regards to "Advanced" settings on Secunia.
Now, when I get the info in the folder should I delete it all there and then that will remove this askit toolbar???

The path is; C:/ProgramFiles/AskBarDis/bar/bin/askBar.dll

As I mentioned previously I am a novice, and so I don't know what my options are to rid my computer of this program. Actually I don't know how, or why, it is even on my computer. I don't remember intentionally installing it at any time.

THANK YOU for the help!!!
Lovinmalamutes~
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Anthony Wells RE: How do I Uninstall askit Toolbar?
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Hello Lovinmalamutes ,

Do you have Foxit installed ??

Anthony


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Anthony Wells RE: How do I Uninstall askit Toolbar?
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To explain my question about "Foxit" ; a lot of reputable free software also bundle (for commercial reasons) other things in with their download , if you are not careful during installation you get unexpected "gifts".

Someone has "given" you the ASK Toolbar & the file Secunia points to is part of it ; one of the more obvious sources of this is Foxit , the PDF file reader.

You can just delete the "AskBarDis" folder and this will remove most of the problem , but odd bits & pieces may get left behind ; not really a problem , just unnecessary dross.
The cleanest removal of the toolbar is normally to remove/delete the programme which installed it . So if you have Foxit this should take the ASK toolbar with it . You can then reinstall Foxit making sure that you DESELECT their "gifts" as you run the installer .

If this is not clear , let me know . Let us know how you get on anyway.

Anthony

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Lovinmalamutes RE: How do I Uninstall askit Toolbar?
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Last edited on 16th Oct, 2009 23:23
Hi Anthony,
Yes I have Foxit installed along with Foxit Reader.
The thing is I just added them recently. The askit program has been showing on Secunia since before I installed the Foxit toolbar, and Foxit reader.

So maybe it came in some other program I loaded not knowing it?

Thank you for the help. It is appreciated greatly.

Have a good day!

Lovinmalamutes~


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Lovinmalamutes RE: How do I Uninstall askit Toolbar?
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Hey there Anthony,

I wanted to let you know you were right. I uninstalled all of the Foxit programs and out went the askit problem. I used revo uninstaller so no leftovers. YAY!!!
I want to say, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!

I appreciate all the help, and the giving of your time to provide that help.

HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!

Lovinmalamutes~
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Anthony Wells RE: How do I Uninstall askit Toolbar?
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Already had a good day , thanks , and it is now my bed time .

Don't hesitate to ask if you need more advice .

Take care
Anthony

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