Search.tb.ask.com is a search engine. A large number of these types of search engines and advertising platforms typically associated with some kind of unwanted component may cause browser redirects involving websites like Search.tb.ask.com. The main goal of Search.tb.ask.com redirects is to generate advertising revenue at the expense of computer users. Typically, Search.tb.ask.com redirects and other symptoms associated with Search.tb.ask.com begin after the computer user installs a freeware program that has been bundled with a PUP, or Potentially Unwanted Program. These make changes to the computer user's Web browser that cause several unwanted symptoms that may expose the computer user to Search.tb.ask.com repeatedly and generate advertising revenue in the process.
If you are experiencing Search.tb.ask.com redirects and other symptoms associated with this website, ESG security researchers strongly advise the removal of the Potentially Unwanted Program, browser hijacker or adware infection on your computer. It is important to note that freeware applications are not the only way in which these types of threats spread. Browser hijackers associated with Search.tb.ask.com may be distributed through typical distribution methods such as attack websites, email and social media spam.
If you are experiencing symptoms associated with Search.tb.ask.com, it is crucial to remove the underlying cause of them. Because of this, it is important to remove any recently installed browser extensions, potentially unwanted software or suspicious applications. Once they have been removed, it is then advised to use a strong anti-malware application to scan the infected computer. This is necessary because browser hijackers associated with Search.tb.ask.com may have exposed your computer to other threats or the initial infection may have installed other unwanted components on your computer. Finally, it is necessary to revert any unwanted changes made to your Web browser or operating system settings by the threat. To prevent future problems with Search.tb.ask.com redirects, ESG malware analysts strongly recommend that computer users browse the Web safely and ensure that no unwanted components are installed when downloading new software.
Type: Browser Hijackers
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