Toolbar Removal Software
Toolbars first came into existence as a way to enhance the web browsing experience. It complements the web browser installed in your system, increasing its functionalities way beyond what the browser provides on its own. One of the most prominent toolbar is the Yahoo! Toolbar. Once installed, it integrates into the web browser so that you can make use of the various facilities that Yahoo provides.
Yahoo toolbar provides a search bar where you can enter your queries directly in order to search using the Yahoo! Search engine. Moreover, you can integrate your Yahoo! Mail with the toolbar in order to receive instant mail notifications. It also provides several optional features like Weather updates of the area that you set.
However, toolbars never enjoyed success and is widely considered as a nuisance. Most toolbars were forced down the users throats in the form of optional updates. Some such toolbars hijack the web browser and changes several settings, adding to the frustration of its users.
It is best to uninstall toolbars and rely on the web browser alone. While some malicious toolbars exist just to channel malware into your system, most toolbars are security risks that can be easily exploited by a hacker. Removing Yahoo toolbar is imperative, especially if you feel you cannot uninstall the program using normal channels. Here’s how you uninstall Yahoo toolbar:
From The Options Menu
- Start the Firefox web browser from the desktop or the Start menu.
- Click on the Firefox button located in the upper-left corner of the Firefox program.
- From inside the drop-down menu, locate Add-ons and click on it.
Uninstalling Malicious Toolbar
- From the list of add-ons, locate Yahoo! Toolbar and click to select it.
- Click on Disable next to the add-on in order to disable the feature.
If you follow the procedure mentioned above, you will see that removing Yahoo toolbar is easy. However, in some rare cases, the toolbar remains in your system. In such cases, it is best to download some specialized third-party toolbar remover and use it. The software will be able to remove every running instances of the toolbar and undo the registry entry changes it made to the operating system.
Once you are sure that a clean removal of the Yahoo toolbar has taken place, restart your PC and then check again. You can repeat this procedure in order to remove any other malicious toolbar installed in your system.
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