Search.tb.ask.com is presented much like an internet search engine site but many computer users have had issues where their web browsers constantly redirect them to the site home.tb.ask.com- forced to use it instead of a well-known search site like Google.com or Bing.com. Through our analysis we noticed that Search.tb.ask.com loads up on computers where the user has previously downloaded some type of application or bundled freeware from a popular downloads site. Some programs have an installer that automatically loads components into web browsers to set the Search.tb.ask.com as their new default home page and default search engine.
Systems that constantly redirect to Search.tb.ask.com and then the home.tb.ask.com site usually have extensions and add-ons within the installed web browsers like Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. Opening up those browsers usually causes the Search.tb.ask.com page to load up when its components are running in the background. This modification to the internet settings can be reversed through removing each of those extensions and add-ons manually.
We have taken notice to the search.tb.ask.com and home.tb.ask.com redirect sites are associated with the RadioRage Toolbar, part of an add-on that has ties with ask.com. This RadioRage Toolbar is one particular culprit in causing the redirects to search.tb.ask.com and home.tb.ask.com as it asks if a user would like to set their default home page and search engine to an ask.com site. Even though ask.com is a legitimate internet search engine, the RadioRage Toolbar and the annoying redirects is something that is potentially unwanted by a large number of computer users.
For computer users who are not familiar with removal of components of a redirection site like Search.tb.ask.com, they may utilize an antimalware download to automatically eliminate those elements to stop the redirects to Search.tb.ask.com and home.tb.ask.com
Search.tb.ask.com and RadioRage Toolbar sample image:
Download *SpyHunter Scanner to Detect and Remove Search.tb.ask.com
*SpyHunter’s free scanner is for detecting malware only. If SpyHunter detects Search.tb.ask.com,
you will need to purchase SpyHunter to remove it and other detected malware threats.
If you are an experienced computer user or comfortable with finding and deleting system registry keys, you may remove Search.tb.ask.com by locating and deleting each listing below.
Search.tb.ask.com files to find and delete:
Search.tb.ask.com registry entries to find and delete:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “” = “[random]“
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random]“
Removal of Search.tb.ask.com may prove to be difficult in some situations due to blocking agents of the malware. In such a case, you may choose to boot your system into Safe Mode with Networking by following the instructions below.
How to boot into Safe Mode with Networking: