Two Simple Methods To Remove Ask Toolbar From Browsers

Ask Toolbar Removal Tool

          Remove Ask Toolbar

Have you noticed lately that your web browser is running slowly, in a rather crippled way than usual? One of the reasons must be an unwanted toolbar that got installed in your web browser recently without your notice or consent. There are hundreds of unwanted and malicious toolbars that get installed on web browsers unless you pay real attention while downloading an application from various online sources. Normally, they look like useful toolbars. But, soon after they get installed in your PC, they will start bothering you by making unwanted changes to your web browser settings. Babylon toolbar and Search Here toolbar are examples of annoying toolbars.

Occasionally, some known toolbars also might bother users, for instance Ask toolbar. This happens when the toolbar gets infected by a virus. If your Ask toolbar has started to bother you in any way, consider uninstalling it immediately. There are two methods to uninstall the toolbar from your web browser and PC. Remove it from the Control Panel settings or execute an Ask toolbar removal tool. The former method is common and should yield desired results in real time.

Method 1 (Uninstalling Ask toolbar from Control Panel)

The steps for uninstalling Ask toolbar from Control Panel vary depending on the operating system you are using. The steps given here explain how to uninstall Ask toolbar from the Control Panel in Windows 7.

  • Go to the Start button and choose Control Panel from the menu.

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                Ask Toolbar Removal

  • In Control Panel Screen, find out the Programs icon and open it by double-clicking. In the Programs screen, locate the icon labelled Programs and Features. Underneath this icon, you should see a link stating Uninstall a program. Click this link to open the window that has the list of all the programs and updates on your PC.
  • Browse through the list to find Ask toolbar in it. Upon finding it, highlight it and select the Remove button. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the removal.

If the above method didn’t work for you, try out the alternative method, which is executing Ask toolbar removal tool. You can download this tool from any of the authentic download centres. After downloading the tool, double-click on it to run it. Read the instructions carefully and follow it up to install the toolbar removal tool successfully.  You may be requested to restart the PC after the removal of the toolbar. Make sure that you do it to let the changes take effect.

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Uninstalling Babylon Search

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       Babylon Toolbar Issues

Have you ever noticed an add-on on your browser that offers advanced search options? Before clicking on it, it is important to understand what this add-on or toolbar is. The one that constantly appears on your browser would be none other than Babylon Search, which adds a toolbar, translator and other search options along with it. In fact, you won’t be able to even detect the changes made by this toolbar on your web browser. Hence, make sure you remove Babylon toolbar at the earliest.

If you do not know how to uninstall Babylon search, simply follow the instructions mentioned below.

Using Control Panel

The simplest method of removing Babylon toolbar is by accessing the Control Panel window. First, you can click on Control Panel and open up the Uninstall Programs app under it. Now, make sure you uninstall everything that has a name related to the Babylon Software.

Removing toolbar from each browser

After you uninstall the desktop application using the Control Panel option, you need to remove the browser toolbar as well as the browser helper objects. For this, you need to go into each browser’s preferences and remove the add-ons and extensions related to the Babylon software.

If you are using Firefox as your web browser, you need to first click on the Tools menu in the Add-ons page. Now, locate the Babylon toolbar and its additional software under the Extensions and Plugins option. You can delete all the ones you find here.

For Chrome, you need to first click on the wrench icon, which would be available next to the address bar. Now, search for Babylon toolbar and Extensions under Tools and remove all of them.

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    Uninstalling Babylon Toolbar

Remove Homepage

Once you have successfully uninstalled Babylon toolbar and the software, you would require resetting the browser’s Home page. Again, if you’re using Firefox, you need to first click on Tools and then click on Options. Now, click on the General tab and delete search.babylon.com and the entire URL listed there. Now, click on Restore to Default to reset your Home page.

In case of Google Chrome, you need to click on Settings, select the radio button labeled as Open a specific page or set of pages and then click on the Set Pages link. Now, remove all the links and click on the option to reset the homepage.

By following these steps, you can successfully remove Babylon toolbar. For more assistance on the same, you may also contact our technical support team.

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Oracle Not To Roll Out Latest Updates To XP

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With Microsoft’s pulling of Windows tech support, XP has become a crippled operating system. Now, a slew of third party software developers who were offering tech support for various applications and services across the XP platform have also decided not to roll out latest updates and support for the operating system in future. The latest developer to halt updates to XP is Oracle Corp.

The company has decided not to roll out new Java updates for XP in future. The decision has literally surprised and alarmed people who still use Windows XP for major computing tasks. Meanwhile, an Oracle spokesperson stated in a press release that the decision would not affect XP users all of a sudden. Users can continue to receive the updates for a short period of time. However, the decision should be considered as a warning to move to latest Windows operating system.

Oracle released its latest Java updates (Java 8) for various Windows platforms on last July 15. Nevertheless, the July 15 update is not compatible with Windows XP operating system. A Windows XP user said that he wasn’t aware that the Oracle has stopped supporting Java for Windows XP. There are many who complain that they weren’t informed in advance about Oracle’s decision to pull support for Java on XP.

Meanwhile, Oracle said that it only exempted the latest Java version (Java 8) for Windows XP. Java 8 is not made available for Windows XP or Windows Vista. Windows 7 is the minimum requirement to install and use Java 8 flawlessly. XP users can continue to use Java 7 or previous versions. Java 7 is still supported by Oracle. So XP users won’t be affected as long as Oracle supports Java 7.

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Users unwilling to ditch XP

Despite the end of support and spread of security issues, millions of XP users seem to be unwilling to ditch their operating system. China’s recent decision to not adopt latest Windows versions is one of the many examples for the low scale abandoning of the unsupported operating system. According to the reports, more than 90 percent of the government offices in third world countries still use XP.

The only relief XP users have now is that they are still supported by many of the popular antivirus programs and third party web browsers like Chrome and Firefox even though Windows tech support is no more a choice for them.

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Installing Outlook Webmail With Outlook Email Client

Outlook Email Setup

            Outlook Email Setting

It is possible to set up the Outlook webmail account you have, with the Outlook email client application. One of the ways is to use Outlook Connector for Hotmail. This method is widely successful, but if it does not work for you, you can always do the following for alternate Outlook email setup.

Steps to follow

  • Go to the File menu, and then select Add Account. An Email Settings wizard pops up on the screen, from which you have to select the Manually Configure Server Settings… option. Then click on Next button.
  • Choose the Internet E-Mail option, and click Next again. Now you will see the E-Mail Settings dialog pop up. Supply the display name for your account, and the user ID for the account you will be accessing in the designated fields.
  • Select POP3 as type of account. Enter pop3.live webmail in the Incoming mail server, and smtp.live webmail in the Outgoing mail server fields.
  • Go under Logon Information and there enter the email ID you are setting up. Make sure that you enter the domain as well, and not just the username. Enter the password in the required section, and then check the box next to Remember Password.
  • Move on to the Outgoing Server tab and the select the My Outgoing Server (SMTP) Requires Authentication option.Select the radio button for Use Same Settings as My Incoming Server.
  • When done, navigate to the Advanced tab. From here, select the This Server Requires an Encrypted Connection (SSL) option.

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                  Outlook Email Configuration

  • Set the value for Incoming Server (POP3) as 995, and for the Outgoing Server (SMTP) as 587.Open the dropdown menu for Use the Following Type Of Encrypted Connection, and choose TLS.
  • Drag the slider for the Server Timeouts option to Minimum 2 minutes.
  • Following that, go to the Email Settings dialog box by hitting OK.Once there, hit Test Account Settings… Now, Outlook will see if the settings that you have furnished are correct. If all the things are working, the program shows you a message to inform of this.
  • Hit on Close buttonto exit the Test Account Settings dialog box.After that, click Finish and close the settings wizard.

These are the steps for Outlook email setup. When done, you can start accessing your Outlook webmail account in the email client application instantly. Call our tech support for further assistance.

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Windows Apportals App Brings Your Business Programs In To A Single View

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             Windows Mobile OS

After the launch of Windows 8.1 Phone operating system, we have seen a wide range of apps released for it. The latest in this line is the Windows Apportals that brings in the nested folder structure to the mobile operating system. We have already seen this feature in the Windows desktop operating systems and its introduction in the mobile platform would be a new experience to the Windows phone users.

According to Grand Conn, who is the CMO of Microsoft, “The result is a user interface experience that allows the user to drill from the Start screen to another mini-Start screen.” He adds, “And best of all, because an Apportal is built out of the OS, everything that runs on Windows runs in a Windows Apportal, including Desktop Windows 7 Applications; Modern Windows 8 Apps; and Web Applications.”

Windows tech support forums say that the new app will be a boon to many businesses that make use of heterogeneous apps, as it will make integration of these apps easier and thus improve the productivity. In order to take advantage of the legacy technology, most of the IT professionals wish to make use of the Windows 8.1 OS and build an interface with virtual integration. The new app could serve this purpose for these users.

You can find the Active Directory in Windows Server and Azure that were earlier developed by the software giant for Windows domain networks. With this feature, the users in a Windows domain network can be authenticated by the domain controllers.

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                        Windows Phone 8.1

President of Inviso, Martin Wolfram says, “Customers get excited when they see Windows Apportals, they say it’s the future.” He adds, “As a Microsoft partner, we are very customer focused. This new innovation has given us the opportunity to work with our customers to understand a broader set of their business needs, and then customise and deliver end-to-end services that meet those needs.” He goes on to add, “The design and architecture lend themselves to easy re-use of code, which makes Windows Apportals an incredibly profitable line of business for us. Customers see a lot of value in Apportals, so for us, Windows Apportals are game changer.”

With Windows Apportals, you can now find everything virtually in a single view. It will help you access and organize data that are intended for specific functions. For further information on this app, you may contact Windows tech support.

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