What is Search.Tb.Ask.com?
Search.Tb.Ask.com, also known as Home.tb.ask.com, is a search engine that comes bundled with Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. toolbars. If you install Mindspark applications you need to make sure that you deselect all additional offers that come with them. The engine is not malicious itself, however, it does provide you with lots of sponsored links. There is no reason why you would want to use this provider when you can use a reliable search engine like Google or Bing. We recommend you eliminate Search.Tb.Ask.com from your PC and return to normal web browsing.
How does Home.tb.ask.com work?
As it has already been mentioned, Search.Tb.Ask.com comes bundled with Mindspark toolbars. The list of these programs includes Video Download Converter Toolbar, RadioRage Toolbar, BringMeApps Toolbar, Popular Screensavers Toolbar, Video Scavenger Toolbar, Motitags Toolbar, Zwinky Toolbar and others. All of these applications are classified as potentially unwanted. They may provide you with certain services that you could find useful. Their main feature is presenting you with relevant links, however, you should keep in mind that not all of these links can be trusted. You could be exposed to unsafe web content. We do not recommend keeping these toolbars on your system. What you should always keep in mind is that Mindspark freeware is not the only one that comes bundled with additional offers. In fact, nowadays it is rather unlikely that you will not be offered to install other applications during the installation of free software. That is why it is important to pay attention to the installation wizard and choose Advanced or Custom installation option whenever that choice is given. Once you do, deselect all additional offers. That way you will be able to install only what you need without getting stuck with potentially unwanted programs.
How to remove Search.Tb.Ask.com?
It is not too difficult to get rid of Search.Tb.Ask.com. What you need to do first is access Control Panel via the Start menu. Then select Add or remove programs or Uninstall a program depending on your Windows system. In the list of programs look for a Mindspark toolbar. Once you find it, select the application and click Remove or Uninstall. Afterwards, you will also have to reset your browsers in order to eliminate Search.Tb.Ask.com from them. Instructions on how to do that are provided in the manual Search.Tb.Ask.com removal guide below. Alternatively, you can use an anti-malware utility to terminate Search.Tb.Ask.com and other unwanted programs that are installed on your PC. The malware remover will do all the work for you and provide you with full system protection afterwards.
Manual Search.Tb.Ask.com removal
Delete Search.Tb.Ask.com from Internet Explorer
- Open your browser and click on the Gear icon
- Select Internet Options -> Advanced tab
- Open Reset, check the box and click Reset again
Eliminate Search.Tb.Ask.com from Mozilla Firefox
- Launch Mozilla and press Alt+H
- Select Troubleshooting Information
- Click Reset Firefox twice and click Finish
Remove Search.Tb.Ask.com from Google Chrome
- Open your browser and click on the menu
- Click Settings and then Show advanced settings
- Select Reset browser settings and click Reset