When you install Avira Free antivirus on your Computer with ‘Express install’ method Avira SearchFree toolbar powered by Ask.com will be installed for Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers, Ask.com will be set as default search provider for these and Avira Search will be set as home page also. These are annoying changes Avira Antivirus makes to browsers. Searches performed from these affected browsers will shows search results generated by Ask.com. Let us take a look at how to uninstall this Avira Toolbar from your Computer.
Before proceeding with this toolbar uninstallation let me tell you that Web Protection offered by Avira will be removed with this.
Uninstalling Avira SearchFree Toolbar
1. Close all browsers if any running, open Control Panel>Programs and Features select “Avira Search Free Toolbar plus web protection”
2. Click Uninstall button, when warning is displayed click on Yes button
3. Avira Toolbar and Avira SearchFree Toolbar updater will be uninstalled, you need to restart your Computer for the changes to take effect.
Removing Ask Search engine from Firefox, Chrome and IE browsers
Firefox > Arrow icon>Manage Search Engines, select Ask and click Remove button. More easy method I recommend to you is to use Reset Firefox button from Troubleshooting information page.
Chrome>Settings>Under Search section Manage Search Engines>select Ask and click on Cross icon at the end of it to remove from Chrome.
IE from Tools>Manage Add-ons>Search Providers
Select Ask and click Remove button. You can also easily change home page to desired one.