Can someone tell me what this Ask-TB.com is? It has become my browser homepage for a long time. It won’t let me the change to the website that I want to be the homepage. It just comes to me all the time when I open my browser or open a new tab. I don’t feel very well about this web page even it looks like a good search engine for me to use. How can I get rid of this website? Please advise.

Brief Introduction to This Website

Ask-TB.com is newly released browser hijacker which is made by cyber criminals to achieve some evil purposes on innocent computer users. It mainly spreads from the Network so that it can infiltrate victims’ computers globally. For inexperienced computer users, they can be cheated by its interface when they come to this web page by accident for the first time. It looks like a legit website which provides online searching with some quick links to Gmail, twitter, Facebook and so on. It can ask visitors to set it as homepage, some people can be taken in. Once it is set, this browser hijacker can be installed with the user approval but the process is undetectable. Free programs that can be downloaded on the Internet can be used to spread this redirect infection too. That means hackers can implant this hijacker into those freeware as an optional program for people to install, also, they will exaggerate the function of Ask-TB.com to lure people to install. Once people agree to install, the consequence can be bad as PC users will get a lot of problems during the use of the infected computer.

The Screenshot of This Web Page

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Ask-TB.com is a browser hijacker which is not classified as a computer virus, but it can bring malicious troubles as virus does. Anti-virus program cannot detect it for PC users as this hijacker is beyond the field of detection, so this is the reason why some PC users will trust this redirect as their protection tools shows nothing harmful in this hijacker. But the fact is, this hijacker can generate a lot of PC problems once it is installed. Firstly, this Ask-TB.com will corrupt the browsers that installed on the infected computer. It will change the homepage to Ask-TB.com and modify many other browser settings without user permission.

In this case, the browser with wrong settings will get many unwanted problems. PC users will have to wait a long time to get web pages loaded and some functions in websites can’t be launched. What’s the most annoying thing is that this hijacker can pop up many unrelated websites to computer users in a random time no matter what they are doing on the infected machines. Most of those pop-ups are sponsored links with malicious purposes, some of them are trying to entice people to purchase useless staff on it, and some of them contain other computer viruses and can be downloaded when people click on them.

The properties of Browser Hijacker

-Can not be detected by your anti-virus software, which makes it hard to uninstall from the computer.
-Once you open your browser, you will be redirected to some unknown websites.
-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can pop up many unwanted advertisements when you are doing something else.
-Can change your settings in your browser and it is not easy to change it back.

If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your computer, then your computer must be suffered with a browser hijacker that causes you keep being redirecting to this Ask-TB.com. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.

NOTE: Being afraid to do any wrong operation during the process of removing this browser hijacker? Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts, we are here to help you:

Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of Browser Hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.

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Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

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Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel

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Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs

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Then try to find the program which relates to this browser hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.

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Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

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Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK

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Conclusion:

Ask-TB.com is categorized as a browser hijacker which targets on computers with Windows and Mac operating system. It can sneak into target machines via many ways on the Internet. It will start to break the infected system once it is installed on the target machine. The infected computer will suffer from more computer viruses if this hijacker will not be removed in time. In a word, Ask-TB.com is not worthy to trust. It must be kicked off from the infected computer as soon as possible.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Ask-TB.com? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on June 15, 2014 11:30 pm

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