Ask ( is a search engine. Ask was founded by David Warthen and Garrett Gruener in June 1996 in Berkeley, California, United States. Similar sites to Ask include Bing, DogPile, Lycos, Google, and Excite.


The homepage has a search bar at the top of the screen and news articles beneath it. Its appearance was that of a blog, with slightly more emphasis on the search box at the top of the page than you would expect from a typical blog. I clicked on an article on the homepage. The content was written for unique to the domain. I clicked on some other articles on the homepage and they too were written for I found no content that originated on another website.


As of November 2023, has 35.2 million monthly views, according to Similar Web. The Wayback Machine estimates was founded on December 3, 1998. The Internet Archive has saved 201,648 times between December 3, 1998 and December 14, 2023.

Is Safe?

Here, I analyzed for malware and malicious content to check if it was legit or a scam:

Sucuri says is a low security risk. Results: Sucuri scan for Sucuri results

Security hardening flaws:

  • The ‘unsafe-inline’ keyword in Content-Security-Policy is not recommended. Affected pages:

Unmask Parasites says is clean. Results: Unmask Parasites scan for

VirusTotal says is clean; however, it does have a considerably unfavorable community score. Results: VirusTotal scan for VirusTotal results

URLVoid says passed all blocklist engines. Results: URLVoid scan for

In conclusion, Sucuri says doesn’t have malware. Unmask Parasites says is clean of parasites. VirusTotal and Sucuri say isn’t malicious or blacklisted. OVERALL GRADE: Relatively Safe.

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