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IE 7 default search window changes to ASK

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Old 12-29-2008
David
 

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IE 7 default search window changes to ASK
My default search window keeps changing to ASK. I delete it and change it to
Google and after reboot, it changes back to ASK. How can I permanately
delete ASK as an option. And why did this just start happening a few weeks
ago?
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Old 12-29-2008
Don Varnau
 

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Re: IE 7 default search window changes to ASK
Hi,
These and other third-party programs can block changes to the IE homepage,
search providers and other settings. Examine the settings of
security/privacy/antispyware programs for the option to lock
homepage, lock IE control panel, lock IE settings, etc.
Spybot (Advanced Mode) Tools> Resident
Spybot- Teatimer
Ad-aware Pro
Norton AV 2006 (Web Browsing > Spyware protection)
McAfee AV or Antispyware
Spyware Blaster
Spysweeper
Zone Alarm- free and pro.

If you don't wish to dig through settings of whichever security/privacy
programs you have installed, you may be able to startup in Safe Mode, change
the homepage then restart the computer. That won't always work- an earlier
version of Zone Alarm free had to be uninstalled.

Start Vista in Safe Mode
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...904a11033.mspx
or
http://snipr.com/vistasafe

315222 - A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=315222

If a third-party program isn't blocking the change, look at IE> Tools>
Manage add-ons> All add-ons. Is there a listing for the Ask toolbar/Ask
search?
-
Hope this helps,
Don
[MS MVP- IE]

"David" <David@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> My default search window keeps changing to ASK. I delete it and change it

to
> Google and after reboot, it changes back to ASK. How can I permanently
> delete ASK as an option. And why did this just start happening a few

weeks
> ago?


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Old 12-30-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

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Re: IE 7 default search window changes to ASK
Is Ask.com Toolbar installed?

David wrote:
> My default search window keeps changing to ASK. I delete it and change it
> to Google and after reboot, it changes back to ASK. How can I permanately
> delete ASK as an option. And why did this just start happening a few
> weeks
> ago?


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