What ever happened to Ask Jeeves?
Jeeves himself retired in 2006, but Ask.com is still around as the 6th biggest web property in the US with 90 million monthly users. The company recently shifted its model away from algorithmic web search back to its Q&A roots and is focusing heavily on mobile with the launch of 2 iPhone apps in the last 6 months.
- Start your Chrome browser via the program folder or the program icon on your desktop.
- Go to the browser menu in the top right corner and select ?Settings.”
- Once there, you should find the ?Ask” and/or ?Search App by Ask” add-ons in the extensions list.
- To remove them, simply click on each recycle bin on the right.
- Open the Chrome menu using the button on the far right of the browser toolbar.
- Choose the Settings menu option (highlighted in blue).
- Click the Show advanced settings… link located at the bottom of the page.
- In the “Passwords and forms” section, click the Manage passwords link.
- Uninstall through the “Add/Remove Programs” control panel:
- Click “Start > Settings > Control Panel” (“Start > Control Panel” on Windows XP).
- Open “Add/Remove Programs.”
- Locate and highlight “PDF Converter 2.0.”
- Click the “Remove” button.
- Choose “Yes” when prompted to uninstall PDF Converter 2.0.
- To do this, follow these steps:
- Open Windows Explorer.
- Right-click a blank area of the toolbar or the menu bar.
- Click the Address Bar item.
Launch Google Chrome and click the icon located on the right top corner. Select the option Settings from the sub menu. Click on Extensions from the left pane of the Windows, which is located just above the option Settings. You may Disable the toolbar by removing the check mark from the option Enabled.
- To change the default search engine back to Google (by default on Chrome), go back to the settings icon to select "Settings." Once you are on the settings page, click on "Manage Search engines" under the "search" section. In the Search Engines dialog, you select Google and click on the "Make default" button.
- Verizon and AT&T occasionally share cell towers. They use different frequencies and technologies for their service so they are not sharing the actual hardware on the tower though(for the most part). The towers are either owned by the carrier or by a 3rd party and leased to the carrier.
- About Consumer Cellular. Consumer Cellular is a post-paid mobile virtual network operator founded in 1995 that uses GSM 850 MHz & PCS 1900 MHz for Voice and 3G Data. Its 4G devices most often use AT&T's LTE Band to provide 4G LTE data speeds.
Microsoft now considers the Ask toolbar as malware. Ask Toolbar, one of the most popular browser toolbars ever, which comes bundled with the installer for Java, has recently been flagged by Microsoft as malware. The Ask Toolbar creates ten files and ten folders once it is installed on a user's computer.
- Spigot is an Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP.Optional.Spigot.A) also detected as (Adware.Spigot) that displays ads by Spigot, advertisement banners and sponsored links within Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome.
- Behavior. PUA.InstallCore is a potentially unwanted application that installs other potentially unwanted applications onto the computer.
- PUA.Gen.2 is a generic detection for many individual but varied potentially unwanted applications for which specific definitions have not been created. A generic detection is used because it protects against many potentially unwanted applications that share similar characteristics.
Updated: 6th October 2019