About The Yahoo Toolbar
Whenever you find a free application online that appears useful, your first impulse is to install it and try it out. However, later, you might realise that the freeware application is actually a malware, or not as useful as you thought it would be. Then, you would want to get rid of it from your system.
But, if it is a malware application, then it would not be easy to remove it from the system. The Yahoo toolbar that you see in your browser menu does not belong to this category. Removing Yahoo toolbar is quite easy. The reason you were not able to do this is that removing Yahoo toolbar involves getting it out from the browser as well as from the system.
Removing the Yahoo toolbar from the browser
The Yahoo toolbar would be added to your browser as an add-on. You need to go to the Add-Ons or Extensions section in your browser and get it uninstalled from there. Or, you could just disable it, if you want to use it later on. Disabling it would also remove the toolbar from the browser menu.
Removing Yahoo toolbar from your system
There would also be a Yahoo toolbar application running in your system. Even after you have removed the Yahoo toolbar add-on from your browser, this application would add the toolbar to the browser again the next time you access a Yahoo service through your browser.
To avoid this, you need to remove the Yahoo toolbar application from the system. In the cases of Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems, you need to go to the Programs section in the Control Panel to find this application. In the case of Windows XP, this would be Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel.
Removing The Browser Toolbar
There, find the Yahoo toolbar application installed in your system and click on the Uninstall button. This would remove the Yahoo toolbar application from the system. Now, you might have to restart the system for these changes to take effect.
Remember that Yahoo toolbar is not a malware. It just that the removal process for the toolbar is just a little complicated. With both the browser add-ons and the toolbar application removed from the system, the Yahoo toolbar would not reappear in your browser toolbar.
If the toolbar reappears, then there might be one more Yahoo application running in your system – named Yahoo updater, Yahoo search bar, etc and you would have to remove this as well.
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