Ask Toolbar is a popular browser add-on that has been designed to give people the maximum comfort when browsing the Web. But even though the Ask.com toolbar is widely used and loved by a lot of people, the toolbar can cause browser errors and slow-downs. This is because the Ask.com toolbar is bloated and creates unnecessary load on system resources. That’s why a lot of people decide to remove Ask.com toolbar. Unfortunately, the Ask toolbar has a nasty habit of leaving many files and settings behind. This means that even when you uninstall the toolbar, you computer and your browser still run slower than usual and even freeze up from time to time. The solution is simple – remove the Ask.com toolbar correctly.
The first thing you need to do when you decide to remove Ask.com toolbar is use a software uninstaller. Of course, you can uninstall the toolbar from the Control Panel, but uninstalling it that way will leave a lot of invalid settings behind. That’s why it’s best to use a reliable program with a software uninstall feature. You can use the uninstaller in RegAce or download the free Revo Uninstaller.
Once the Ask.com toolbar is removed, you’ll need to delete all related items that got left behind. To do that, simply use Windows Search and search for “Ask.com” and “ask”. When the search is complete, review the results and delete everything related to the Ask.com toolbar. If some files are locked, reboot your computer and try to delete the locked entries again. Rebooting your PC should unlock them.
And last but not least, you’ll need to remove obsolete registry settings that the Ask.com toolbar left behind. These invalid settings are usually the main reason for computer slow-downs and they absolutely have to be removed. To delete the Ask.com toolbar registry settings, simply run a reliable registry cleaner, such as RegAce System Suite. A good registry cleaner will find and remove registry errors and thus speed up your PC and your Web browser.
Remember to always clean your registry after uninstalling software and your PC will stay in good shape.