Rated 1 out of 5 stars
I made an account just to warn people about this terrible toolbar. It will be difficult to remove and it will hijack your browser. Your computer will not blow up but it will infect your computer and be hard to remove if your not experienced or don't Google search it. Its an adware, malware company that is riding the coattails of askjeaves that had nothing going for it other than advertising and a poor search engine avoid installing and good luck removing. All the reviews that are not one or two stars are people paid by ask.com or people that work for them, no one in their right mind would recommend this to a friend. Ask is not bad if your are ask, but that's like saying a parasitic infection isn't bad for the parasite. Ask is a browser hijacker and very parasitic to the internet community, its search results are nothing but gibberish and never contain what I am looking for unless im looking for malware, spyware, adware, a virus, or if I want a terrible search engine experience. ask.com exists only to make askholes and advertisers money it serves no useful purpose to the online community.
Even if it isn't malware .... Rated 1 out of 5 stars
.... it should be considered as malware.
It installs itself with plenty of programs as default option checked. Instead of allowing the user to check it if they want instead of forcing it on users which go too fast or are ignorant.
Each time i go to friends and family which have not so much computer knowledge i need to install ask.com toolbar.
It uses resources for nothing since it search engine is extremely bad.
I almost never finds what you look for.
Those million users they claim to have are people which didn't watch out enough and got it pushed on.
A good tool would not be per default checked on installation but allow users to check it only if they want. People would look for it. Until now i have yet to find someone I know which actually wanted the ask.com toolbar.
MALWARE - DO NOT DOWNLOAD! Rated 1 out of 5 stars
I installed a freeware program called "Format Factory" last night. During the install, it asked me if I wanted to install the Ask.com toolbar; obviously I opted out. This morning, I opened Firefox and got a message that another program was attempting to install the Ask.com add-on...
After I got rid of that, I fired up Revo Uninstaller, and lo and behold, Ask.com was now installed on my machine. Thanks, jerks. It's good to know that your product is so terrible that you cannot get it onto computers without using underhanded means. I would rate this add-on 0 stars if I could.
The internet will not explode Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Some people are just weird. I downloaded it so I could add it as an option to my search bar within FireFox. And guess what, that's all it did! All these 1 star reviews had me puzzled, so I searched again and made sure this really was the official ask.com add-on. It is. Some way, some how, my computer did not blow up. This is the one you're looking for and I don't see why your computer would do anything different than mine. Crazy, I'm telling you.
Warning: MALWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 1 out of 5 stars
ask.com took over my browser's home page and default search engine, redirected my bookmarks, and wouldn't go away even when I deleted it from my registry. But don't just take my word for it:
DO NOT INFECT YOUR COMPUTER WITH ASK.COM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Malware crap Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Do not download or install this piece of crap. I wasted 15 minutes trying to get this shit out of my parent's laptop. If you happen to have it installed: you'll need to reset all the keys with "ask.com" value in about:config, then restart browser and run MalwareBytes scan.
This add-on is not spam or a toolbar Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This add-on is not spam! For the people that think it is spam are malware your machine has a problem and it is not ask. Also, Ask will not download if you don't want it. Watch what your doing. Ask is one of the best search engines out there, it out performs google.
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Supports malware and doesn't compare to Google.
Malware Do not install!!!!! Rated 1 out of 5 stars
This will take over Firefox and the only way to get rid of it is by resetting the browser.
Warning horrendous MALWARE! Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Once again this malware installed itself on my computer from a Java update.
Why do I hate this addon so much, because It double the running temp of my CPU from 40C to 80C. I can tell when it's installed from the sound of the fan on my laptop struggling to keep it cool.
Mozilla really needs to blacklist this so called developer.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I'm studying microbiology and wanted pictures of bacteria and bacterial cultures. This was one of the most helpful search engines.
If you don't want the toolbar, add this engine to the list on Firefox.
This is not Spam or a Toolbar Rated 5 out of 5 stars
For all those that complained that the ASK toolbar was put on their system without their permission... PAY ATTENTION! The ask toolbar is usually bundled with JAVA and Adobe FLASH. If you do not choose custom when installing those you get whatever comes your way so pay attention.
This addon simply adds the ASK search engine to the available search engines in the search bar of Firefox. It does exactly what it says and no more... Please people... pay attention.
Ask. com = malware Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Il est très difficile de se débarrasser de ce moteur de recherche une fois installé.
Il écarte les autres sans notre accord.
Installs itself without permission Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Ask.com will install itself without permission, most of the time when downloading freeware. Does so even if you unclick the "Install ask.com" option. Go to about:config, search for "ask" and "ask.com" ... choose ... right click ... reset.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I go all the way back to 1998, when it was askjeeves with the spiffy butler. I prefer it to any other search engine, because it works best to answer the question I had in my mind. It seems less crowd driven and more sensitive to the specific question. Thank you to whomever is responsible for this excellent tool.
This add-on is NOT tool-bar, and it's good. Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Ask.com is good search engine. I am bit sick and tired Google.
This add-on is NOT install tool-bar. I do not know why one star review always talk about tool-bar...
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Bad practices company ! DO NOT INSTALL ! See here http://www.benedelman.org/spyware/ask-toolbars/
Ask is known to install its toolbar through various spywares.
Excellent search Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Ask.com is an excellent search engine, the answers are very good. And to all you people complaining about this add-on and giving it one star ratings, all this add-on does is add ask.com as an option in the little search box in the top right corner of Firefox. It is not the really annoying toolbar that comes with a lot of software. All this does is give an option to search Ask.com when you click on the button for search engines on the box you'll see Google, Bing, Yahoo, Wikipedia, twitter, and now there's Aask.This user has a previous review of this add-on.
THIS one is safe, just adds ask.com to search options Rated 5 out of 5 stars
people are confused. THIS addon is the small, unobtrusive one that simply adds ask.com to the options in the search bar. The ask.com toolbar that is associated with the installation some tools is the intrusive, take-over one. THIS one i tried and it did not change my home page.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Super simple add on. I like the answers you get to questions on Ask.com, so added this to my browser for those times I have an actual question. Very convenient.
But damn, the people here screaming that this is malware should be embarrassed. It's obvious they downloaded some software, or got Firefox from a new pc, downloaded a toolbar or some other software, etc., because this add on does not automatically download. You have to click on the "Add to Firefox" link. If you did not click this link, on this page, then you got some other version of an Ask.com add on, from some other software you recently got. I see other reviewers pointed this out too.