Update: Microsoft isn’t treating the Ask Toolbar as malware (unlike you)

It turns out Microsoft doesn’t really think the Ask Toolbar is malware. The company updated its anti-malware tools recently and flagged the software that comes bundled with the Java installer for Windows computers as high-risk software which should be automatically detected and removed. But it turns out Microsoft was only talking about an older version of the toolbar… not the […]

Microsoft now considers the Ask Toolbar to be malware

I’m not sure anybody has ever installed the Ask Toolbar on purpose. But plenty of people have probably installed the browser add-on accidentally, since the installer is bundled with the installer for Java. Don’t want a toolbar that changes your default search provider, takes up screen space, and can be terribly difficult to uninstall? Neither […]