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What are the Ask Toolbars?

This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista
  • Browser(s) Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome
  • Java version(s): 7.0, 8.0

The Ask Toolbars are integrated with the Java download. During the installation of Java, users are presented with an option of downloading an Ask Toolbar.

Ask offers a variety of toolbars during the Java download depending upon the user acceptance to the offers presented during the download.
  • Ask Search Toolbar: This toolbar is offered to the users who have not accepted to any ask toolbar offer presented during Java download. This toolbar gets installed for the default browser that the user is using.
  • Ask Shopping Toolbar: This toolbar is offered to the users who have already installed Ask Search toolbar before. This toolbar gets installed in the browsers other than the default browser.

What are the features of the Ask Search toolbar?

The Ask Search toolbar is a free browser add-on that allows you to search the Web using the search engine directly from the browser. It also includes Facebook notifications and status updates, access to top radio stations and easy access to search, videos, local weather and news.

What are the features of the Ask Shopping toolbar?

The Shopping toolbar by Ask enhances user shopping experience by offering an enhanced shopping search results, links to popular shopping sites and/or content such as coupons, special offers and the latest deals from many merchants. It includes rich content, a variety of product listings and visual product search results.
For more information visit Ask Shopping Toolbar features (

If you do not wish to install an Ask Toolbar, you can remove the checks in the boxes. If selected, an Ask Toolbar will be installed after the Java installation has completed.


How to uninstall the Ask toolbar

» Instructions and removal tool provided by Ask (

How to change the default search provider

» Change search engine or home page (

Toolbar Help

» Ask Toolbar help (

How do I install Java without any third party sponsor offers?

» Instructions to install without sponsor offerings

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