The Ask toolbar and search engine are optional add-ons when you install Real Times. Under the General tab, enter or select the URL you want to use as your home page when your browser opens. Click the icon of three horizontal lines in the upper right of your Chrome browser window and select Settings. On the Settings page, under the On Startup section, you'll see an option to either "Open the New Tab page," "continue where I left off," or "open a specific page or set of pages." Click the "set of pages" link to manually set a different page as your default home page. Click the icon of three horizontal lines in the upper right of your browser window and select Options, then the General tab. Click on your preferred search provider and then click Set as default in the window that pops up. If you highlight ask.com, you will see an "X" appear on the right corner of the list. Click the icon of three horizontal lines in the upper right of your browser window and select Options, then the Search tab. Then, check the list of publishers and uninstall any other programs that list as the publisher. Click the Disable all button at the bottom of the window. Click the icon of three horizontal lines in the upper right of your Chrome browser window and select Tools (or More tools), then Extensions. Select all the extensions that associated with Ask.com, such as Ask Toolbar.If you no longer want to use the toolbar or search engine, you can uninstall it using your Control Panel and then remove the extensions from each web browser that you use. We suggest printing out this article or saving it as a text file or Word document, so you can refer to it even when all your browser windows are closed. Click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the browser. (If you are on an older version of Firefox, click the orange Firefox tab at the top left corner of your browser, then select Options). Delete any URLs shown in the home page field and enter the URL you want to use as your home page when your browser opens. Click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons. Next, go into each browser you use to remove any Ask extensions or add-ons: 1. To remove them, click on the trash can (recycle bin) icon on the right corner of each extension. Click the icon of three horizontal lines in the upper right of your browser window and select Add-ons, then click Extensions in the left-hand panel. Find all the extensions that are associated with Ask.com, such as Ask Toolbar, and click the Remove button next to each one.
My browser already remembers passwords, and I certainly don't want any Norton product recording my credit card information, so this seems like a feature I don't want. Com have cooperated to produce some safe site list for shopping.
Before I disabled the Norton Toolbar in my browsers, I noticed that there was a button on it telling me that phishing protection was on.
Am I correct in assuming that phishing protection does NOT require the presence of the toolbar in my browser, and that the message I saw was informational only?
Here's one feature that you didn't mention, which appears on the Norton Toolbar page at
pvid=nis2010&tutid=norton_toolbar Web Site Authentication: now this is a useful feature, and would be great to use.For this reason, I never install any toolbar in my browser, because I have not found any that added significant functionality that wasn't just a click away even without the toolbar.