Beware of Ask! ToolBar
Many users must be using various third party toolbars with IE 8. Personally, I never tried to install third-party toolbars, but lately I was tempted to use some of them. First the Google Toolbar, Zone Alarm Spy Blocker etc. But soon I found that they are slowing my IE8 start up. So as my experience suggests, better not install too many toolbars into IE8. Also, I found these articles on Ask! Toolbar which is being forced to use with some of the common applications.
1. Foxit Reader
2. Zone Alarm Firewall (Free).
Check out these articles on force usage of Ask ! toolbar.