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How to switch search engines on macOS and iOS (and why you should)

If you’re like most people, you search the web a lot. Google handles nearly 85,000 searches per second, or 7.3 billion per day, or more than two and a half trillion searches every year. Your share of that may be small: if you’re just an average person, you may search the web 3-5 times a day, but some of us, such as writers, may perform several do
Publish At:2020-11-18 01:50 | Read:362 | Comments:0 | Tags:How To Recommended AOL Ask.com Bing DuckDuckGo Google GoTo i

Microsoft Classifies Ask Toolbar as ‘Unwanted’ Software

Microsoft has reclassified the Ask Toolbar as unwanted software, which means its security tools will automatically detect and remove all versions, except for the most recent, from Windows computers.Ask Toolbar is an interface to the 20-year-old Ask.com search engine, and it’s included in among other things, Java downloads that include not only feature,
Publish At:2015-06-13 03:10 | Read:4185 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware Microsoft Ask.com malware microsoft malware protecti

A Look Inside the Ask Toolbar Installed with Java for Mac

It's back! And it's likely here to stay. A few weeks ago, Intego pointed out that Mac users were no longer being offered to install the Ask toolbar during the installation of Java for Mac. At that time, the Ask toolbar had mysteriously disappeared from Java installations.We suspect that, due to media backlash, Oracle temporarily suspended the process that al
Publish At:2015-03-24 08:20 | Read:4831 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security News Software & Apps Adware Ask Toolbars Ask.com Ja

How to Switch Search Engines on Mac OS X and iOS (And Why You Should)

If you're like most people, you search the web a lot. Google handles more than 40,000 searches per second, or 3.5 billion per day, or more than 1 trillion searches every year. Your share of that may be small: if you're just an average person, you may search the web 3-5 times a day, but some of us, such as writers, may perform several dozen searches in a sing
Publish At:2015-03-19 16:20 | Read:4802 | Comments:0 | Tags:How To AOL Ask.com Bing DuckDuckGo Google GoTo iOS Mac OS X

Java for Mac and the Mysterious Ask.com Toolbar

Last week, security specialists, Mac enthusiasts and tech journalists all swirled around Oracle after a discovery that Java for Mac now includes an Ask.com toolbar during installation. Rich Trouton, a Mac systems admin who runs the Der Founder blog, discovered that the latest Java SE 8u40 installer is also installing an Ask.com toolbar.Intego took a close lo
Publish At:2015-03-14 08:20 | Read:4355 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security News Adware Ask Search Toolbar Ask Shopping Toolbar

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