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  1. Sanity

    Sanity Guest

    Why is it when I go to some of my sites, whether in Firefox (which I use
    constantly) or even IE (which I never use) I'm diverted to ask.com? I go to
    my cookies and delete ask.com but it always comes back. Evidently one of the
    sites I go to is placing this cookie into my browser and forcing me to use
    ask.com but I don't know how to eliminate or block this action. Help... I'm
    using Win 7 ultimate and Firefox.
    Sanity, Jan 27, 2010
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  2. Sanity

    Seth Guest

    "Sanity" <> wrote in message
    news:hjp4cp$c43$-september.org...
    > Why is it when I go to some of my sites, whether in Firefox (which I use
    > constantly) or even IE (which I never use) I'm diverted to ask.com? I go
    > to my cookies and delete ask.com but it always comes back. Evidently one
    > of the sites I go to is placing this cookie into my browser and forcing me
    > to use ask.com but I don't know how to eliminate or block this action.
    > Help... I'm using Win 7 ultimate and Firefox.


    Did you install some program that may have set ask.com as your primary
    search source? For example, AVG antivirus, during setup, tries to set it to
    Yahoo.
    Seth, Jan 27, 2010
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  3. Sanity

    Sanity Guest

    "Seth" <> wrote in message
    news:hjp974$v0k$-september.org...
    > "Sanity" <> wrote in message
    > news:hjp4cp$c43$-september.org...
    >> Why is it when I go to some of my sites, whether in Firefox (which I use
    >> constantly) or even IE (which I never use) I'm diverted to ask.com? I go
    >> to my cookies and delete ask.com but it always comes back. Evidently one
    >> of the sites I go to is placing this cookie into my browser and forcing
    >> me to use ask.com but I don't know how to eliminate or block this action.
    >> Help... I'm using Win 7 ultimate and Firefox.

    >
    > Did you install some program that may have set ask.com as your primary
    > search source? For example, AVG antivirus, during setup, tries to set it
    > to Yahoo.
    >


    Nope. And I have Google as my primary search source.
    Sanity, Jan 27, 2010
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  4. Sanity

    Slap Guest

    "Sanity" <> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "Seth" <> wrote in message
    > news:hjp974$v0k$-september.org...
    >> "Sanity" <> wrote in message
    >> news:hjp4cp$c43$-september.org...
    >>> Why is it when I go to some of my sites, whether in Firefox (which I use
    >>> constantly) or even IE (which I never use) I'm diverted to ask.com? I
    >>> go to my cookies and delete ask.com but it always comes back. Evidently
    >>> one of the sites I go to is placing this cookie into my browser and
    >>> forcing me to use ask.com but I don't know how to eliminate or block
    >>> this action. Help... I'm using Win 7 ultimate and Firefox.

    >>
    >> Did you install some program that may have set ask.com as your primary
    >> search source? For example, AVG antivirus, during setup, tries to set it
    >> to Yahoo.
    >>

    >
    > Nope. And I have Google as my primary search source.


    Have a look at this thread...
    http://support.mozilla.com/tiki-vie...e=commentDate_asc&forumId=1&time_control=3600
    Slap, Jan 27, 2010
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  5. Sanity wrote:
    > Why is it when I go to some of my sites, whether in Firefox (which I use
    > constantly) or even IE (which I never use) I'm diverted to ask.com? I go
    > to my cookies and delete ask.com but it always comes back. Evidently one
    > of the sites I go to is placing this cookie into my browser and forcing
    > me to use ask.com but I don't know how to eliminate or block this
    > action. Help... I'm using Win 7 ultimate and Firefox.

    Go to Control Panel, programs and features and uninstall anything with
    Ask.com in it. You probably have an Ask crap tool bar installed even
    though you deactivated it.
    Van Chocstraw, Jan 27, 2010
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  6. There are internet providers which will automatically re-direct you to
    "their" default search engine, if a requested site is not found.

    In many cases this is neither a setting of the OS, nor the browser,
    the DNS name servers of some ISPs simply do this automatically:
    if name-resolution fails, then redirection to ask.com or any searchengine of
    the providers favour.

    greetings

    Roland Scjhweiger
    Roland Schweiger, Jan 28, 2010
    #6

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