GANDALF <|:-)> I have just disabled it... all seems OK. Wasn't sure about uninstalling toolbar, whether that would cause problem either with Foxit or just by not uninstalling fully as these things often seem to do.
smackheadz... If I had seen that first might have been tempted to try it... although it's no big deal to revert back to disk image.
I have always refused to install the Ask Toolbar with Foxit - it makes no difference to the operation of the program. There are a few programs which try to install the toolbar by default - you just need to keep awake while installing.
PS Nothing wrong with the Ask Toolbar - it's just that I already have as many toolbars as I need.