How to Remove the Ask Toolbar

By Andrew Smith

The Ask Toolbar is a tool you can install in web browsers on your computer. This tool lets you access the Ask search engine without having to go to the Ask home page inside of the web browser. If the Ask Toolbar starts to malfunction or you find that you no longer use the toolbar, you may want to remove the toolbar from the computer. The Ask Toolbar doesn't come with an uninstaller, so you must manually delete the toolbar.

Windows XP

Step 1

Close all open web browsers.

Step 2

Press the "Windows" keyboard key or click the taskbar's "Start" button to access the Start menu.

Step 3

Choose "Control Panel" inside of the opened menu. A window appears.

Step 4

Click "Add/Remove Programs" inside the window. A list of installed programs appears.

Step 5

Click the "Ask Toolbar" option. A tab appears under the "Ask Toolbar" option.

Step 6

Click the "Change/Remove" tab. Follow the specific instructions that show up on the screen to remove the Ask Toolbar. These instructions vary depending on the version of the Ask Toolbar on the computer.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

Step 1

Close all open web browsers.

Step 2

Open the Start menu. Choose "Control Panel."

Step 3

Click the "Uninstall a Program" link inside the "Control Panel" window.

Step 4

Click "Ask Toolbar" in the "Uninstall a Program" window.

Step 5

Click "Uninstall" located in the toolbar that's above the list of installed programs. Follow the specific onscreen instructions to remove the Ask Toolbar.