How to Delete Ask.com

By Chad Buleen

Ask.com is a search engine website that was previously known as Askjeeves.com. In addition to providing a prominent Web search field on the home page, the page also includes links to popular and topical questions. It also allows Web users to narrow down their searches so that the results yield news, videos or images instead of all of these items grouped together. If you do not want ask.com to be used on your computer, you can block access to it.

Step 1

Click on the "Start" button on your Windows desktop.

Step 2

Type "Run" into the "Start Search" box at the bottom of the list that appears. Press "Enter" and the "Run" box appears on the screen.

Step 3

Type the following into the "Run" box, then click the "Open" button:notepad c:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hostsA text page appears.

Step 4

Scroll to the bottom of the text page and click to create a new line at the bottom of the page.

Step 5

Insert this text:127.0.0.1 ask.com

Step 6

Press "Ctrl" and "S" to save the document. Ask.com is now blocked on your computer.