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hannahrain "ask toolbar 4x; "Internet Explorer 8x
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In advanced mode both of above indicate "insecure, no solution, recommend removal, disable, or apply workaround".

Please tell me how I can remove the ask toolbar; it's not included in the "add/remove" list, nor is it listed under "all programs".

What do you advise re internet explorer, as it's needed to get updates. Is there a way to disable it until I need it?

p.s. the browser I use, firefox, had the same issue; the forum suggests that the threat is "minor" and one should just use caution when visiting websites until the bug is fixed. Any advice here? Thanks loads!

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Maurice Joyce RE: "ask toolbar 4x; "Internet Explorer 8x
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There are numerous options here to get rid of the Ask Toolbar:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/216...

I only use IE8 - the minor bug has been around a long time. This issue has never prompted me to think of installing another browser.

That said, people do like change. The best advice I can offer is to make Firefox your default browser & only use IE has U do now.

There are some good helpers who do use Firefox like U wish to so they may chip in with more information.

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TiMow RE: "ask toolbar 4x; "Internet Explorer 8x
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Re. Ask Toolbar (I've just had a quick look at the thread link from Maurice - the replies on that seem more problematic than I recall)

I had Ask installed on the back of Foxit Reader.
If I remember rightly, it showed up in Add/Remove programs (from Control Panel), and it was just a case if hitting "Remove". Maybe that's changed since then.

Have you tried (by clicking on the [+] on l.h.s.of its listing under Patched or Insecure), locating it with the Open Folder icon - to delete from there?

I also use Ff. with it's present cat.2 threat. Mozilla are usually pretty much on the ball with security updates, so it probably wont be too long before an update is available.

In the meantime, employ safe browsing practices (as described under Safe Browsing tab).

For consideration:- I also have Google Chrome installed - at the moment that shows as green and clean.

TiMow

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hannahrain RE: "ask toolbar 4x; "Internet Explorer 8x
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Hi ... thanks for solving my problem re the ask toolbar. I checked the add/remove list again, this time under foxit reader. Found the toolbar and removed it. Thanks again!
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hannahrain RE: "ask toolbar 4x; "Internet Explorer 8x
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Hi .. thanks for your response. I was able to resolve the ask toolbar problem with info submitted by "TiMow".
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