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.
These toolbars are installed on the default browser and then on other browsers on subsequent installations.
The Ask Search toolbar is a free browser add-on that allows you to search the Web using the Ask.com 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.
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 (ask.com)
If you do not want to install an Ask Toolbar, de-select the options according to your preference (i.e., remove the checks in the boxes). If any of the boxes are selected, an Ask Toolbar will be installed after the Java installation has completed.
Before clicking Next to proceed with the Java installation, review that the checkbox selections match your preferences. Clicking Cancel stops the Java installation.
» How to uninstall the Ask toolbar (ask.com)
» How to change the default search engine or home page (ask.com)
» Ask Toolbar help (ask.com)
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