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- ASK Toolbar Remover
- Bill Bradshaw
June 28, 2011, 6:56 pm
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Subject: Avira and Ask toolbar
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 6:39 AM
There is no way I can get rid of the nag screen to install the
toolbar (appears at every boot), so I'll either have to do some more
registry hacking or go to Avast .... uggh
I have the ask domain blocked in my firewall. Apparently you
cannot opt-out of the install, you have to let ask.com install the
toolbar, gather your personal data etc before you have an option to
uninstall the bloody thing.
Re: ASK Toolbar Remover
So why did you start a NEW thread (since there is no References header
in your post) instead of replying to the original thread?
<snipped the signature>
You are posting with Outlook Express. You have not applied the registry
hacks for it available since Windows XP Service Pack 2 as to where to
place its signature (and another hack regarding top- or bottom-posting).
EVERYTHING after your sigdash line becomes part of your signature.
Because you lazily accepted wrong placement of the sigdash line by OE,
all of what you quoted was in your signature. Many clients strip off
signatures since they are considered fluff.
Since the only content in your signature is your nym but which is
already available in the From header in your posts and already displayed
by clients, your signature is superfluous. You could configure OE to
not bother adding the superfluous signature. Or you could apply the
registry edit to configure OE to place the signature at the *end* of
your replies where it belongs (whether you like top- or bottom-posting,
signatures always go at the END). You don't even need to use the
OE-QuoteFix proxy to correct OE's mispositioning of the signature since
you can fix that now with a registry edit. Or you could manually remove
the superfluous sigdash and signature when added (OE does let you
configure if signatures are added to original posts, reply posts, or
both - so you could configure OE to only add it in your starter posts
and not in your replies). Or you could continue with the sloppy replies
by letting OE continue to misposition the sigdash line.