Remove sneaky Ask toolbar in Chrome browser

This is one of those things that I can’t stand about the Internet. Companies use people’s vulnerabilities to force products down their throats. Case in point. Java recently made everyone download a security patch. But if you quickly download it (like I did) and don’t look at what you’re downloading, the next thing you’ll see is the ‘Ask’ toolbar taking over valuable screen real estate on top of your Chrome browser.

You might try and find a way to remove it and come up empty. The way you remove it is to click on the navicon (button with three lines on the top right). Then you remove the Ask extension.

Java is owned by Oracle. Why is Oracle baking the Ask toolbar in all of its downloads? Hmmm.

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