Manually Removing LookSafe Yahoo Search

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Yahoo Toolbar Removal

LookSafe Yahoo search is one of the most unsafe search engines that have the capacity to intrude with computers. The search engine navigates through your online activities, hijacks all the browser requests, and drastically changes all the settings of the internet browser. In general, these viruses are designed in such a way that they can commit cyber attacks by dropping the paid ads or dropping the toolbar out of the browser all of a sudden. This happens irrespective of the browser used.

If you are thinking about removing Yahoo toolbar, you need to remove it manually, especially in the case of LookSafe search engine. The usual method of removing it from the browser as an extension or resetting the browser will not be effective. The other usual method of uninstalling it from the Control Panel would also not prove to be effective.

You need to work on the registry keys, find the right registry and delete the same. This is the only way to get rid of LookSafe Yahoo toolbar effectively. Nevertheless, this also requires a solid knowledge about registry keys and the system files to do it right. The risk of deleting the wrong key is very crucial and it is better not to do it if you are not sure.

Here are steps to get rid of Yahoo toolbar from Google Chrome,

  • Open Google Chrome browser and click on the Chrome menu with three lines on the browser toolbar. Select the option for Settings.
  • From the Search section, click on the option labeled Manage Search Engines. Check if the search engine that you prefer is listed under preferred search engines. If it is not, move the mouse pointer and click on one to make it the default search engine.

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  • Delete all other search engines that you are suspicious about and the ones that are not necessary. Click on the X button to remove them.
  • A web address appears when the check box Show Home button is checked. Either you can change the address of the home page to the preferred one or you can leave it as such. To make changes to the link, click on Change.
  • Now Restart the browser for the changes to become effective.

Follow these steps to get rid of Yahoo search bar in case you are not sure about removing it manually. You can either look for support online, try re-installing the browser, or remove Yahoo toolbar from Control Panel, which are alternatives to removing Yahoo toolbar manually.

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Updating Sound Drivers In Windows

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One of the most common issues that most of the Windows computers suffer from is that related to sound. The best thing to do when you find issues with the sound system of your computer is to contact the Windows online support desk. However, you can perform some simple steps for fixing the issues yourself before contacting the support team. The first thing that you need to do when you find troubles related to sound is to update the sound drivers of the system. A small update of the drivers will fix almost all issues related to sound drivers in the Windows operating computers.

The main reason for the presence of the problem is the installation of new sound devices or upgrading the operating system to a new version. If you have upgraded your computer to a new operating system then the chances are slight for the old sound drivers to work fine with the new environment. Therefore, it is advised that you install the updated drivers for a new operating system when you upgrade the operating system of the computer. The same applies even if you are downgrading the operating system too.

You have to find the correct version of the driver software that is compatible with the version of the operating system installed in your system and install it for fixing the issues with the sound drivers. There are many ways to install the latest sound drivers to your system; here we mention some of the common ways that anyone can follow without any hassles.

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If you update the system at regular intervals, there is a high chance for fixing the issues with the sound drivers. Windows online support center states that updating your system regularly will make sure that the system has all the latest and necessary drivers necessary for running all the hardware attached to the system. Microsoft makes it a point to release new updates for their operating systems so that the issues with the system can be fixed easily.

Use Software Disc

The simplest method for installing the driver for working the sound device is to install the driver software that came with the device. All manufacturers attach a CD containing the necessary drivers for each versions of the operating system. Once you have collected the device for the system, make sure that you install the drivers by inserting the driver CD that came with the device.

If you follow, the tips provided above, the issues with sound devices and drivers can be easily fixed.

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Instructions To Remove Yahoo Toolbar From Your System

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     Removing Toolbars

Yahoo toolbar is a browser add-on that is developed and marketed by the popular search engine Yahoo for helping its customers get fast results from Yahoo. However, the toolbar slows down the browsing speed and the users may try to remove it from their system. Follow the simple instructions given below to remove the toolbar from the system for good.

Instructions To Remove From Firefox

  • Open the Firefox web browser by double clicking on its icon found in the desktop. however if you aren’t  able to find the shortcut icon for the web browser, click on the Start button and then on the All Programs tab. Now you will be able to see all the programs installed with your system. Click on the Mozilla Firefox tab for launching the Firefox web browser.
  • Once the web browser window appears on the screen, click on the Tools menu found at the top of the web browser. From the drop down menu that appears on the screen, click on the Extensions tab.
  • A new window will now pop open on the screen showing all the extensions installed with your system. Look for the Yahoo! Toolbar in the list and click on it for selecting the toolbar. You will be able to see the Uninstall option in the window, click on it for removing the toolbar from your system. If the browser asks you for confirmation, confirm it by clicking on the OK button.
  • Close the Firefox web browser once the un-installation process is complete and restart the program to make the changes complete.

Instructions To Remove From Internet Explorer

  • Press the Windows key found in the keyboard for opening the Start menu and then click on the Control Panel tab for opening the Control Panel window.
  • In the window, look for the option labeled as Add/Remove Programs and click on it if you are using Windows XP operating system. However if you are using Windows 7 operating system, click on the link labeled as Uninstall a program found under the Programs tab.

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  • A new window will now appear on the screen displaying all the programs installed with your system. Look for the toolbar in the list by scrolling through the list.
  • Right click on the Yahoo! Toolbar when you find it and then click on the Uninstall button for removing Yahoo toolbar from your system.
  • If the system asks you for confirmation, confirm the toolbar removal process. Restart the system when the process completes to make the changes permanent.

If you follow the simple instructions given above, you will be able to remove Yahoo toolbar from your system with ease. Contact our tech support desk for any further assistance with removing Yahoo toolbar.

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Making Changes To Registry Entries

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             Windows Registry Editor

You might have all wondered where the different configuration settings associated with the Windows operating system is saved in your computer. It is a place called Windows Registry in your computer, where you can find these configuration settings. In addition to the configuration settings related to the operating system, Windows registry also contains the settings associated with various programs installed in the computer.

According to Windows online support, the various keys related to the various options decide on how the settings work. Now, while working with the Windows operating systems, you might have encountered several errors. Sometimes, these errors can be fixed with a few simple troubleshooting steps while at other times, it might be required for you to open the registry editor and make necessary corrections to fix the issue.

So, how can you make changes to the registry entries? Let us find out the steps involved in opening the registry and making necessary changes to it.

Steps Involved

All the changes in registry are made through the Registry Editor. Therefore, let us first find out how to launch the program.

  • If you are using a Windows XP operating system, select the Start button found at the left bottom of the desktop window to launch the Start menu. In the right pane of the Start menu, you will find the option Run. Select it to launch the Run window.
  • If you are using a Windows 7 or Windows Vista operating system, press the Windows key and R key together to launch the Run window.

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                 Windows Registry Entries

  • In the Run window, enter regedit.
  • Press the Enter key in the keyboard.
  • The above step will launch the window for Registry Editor.
  • In the left pane of the registry editor window, you will find the icon for My Computer. Select it to expand. This will give you various folders.
  • You may use the arrow keys in the keyboard to navigate to different locations in the editor window. Another option is to use the search function in the program to locate a particular key.

Even though editing the registry entries will help you to fix many issues associated with the operating system, you should ensure to take a backup of the registry before making changes to this program. This is because any wrong entries could result in the crash of the operating system. For further assistance on Registry, you may contact Windows online support or our technical support team.

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No Support For Google Apps On Internet Explorer 9

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        Google stops IE 9 support

Times are changing fast. Earlier, there were no issues in using outdated software or PC systems. Support deadlines, if ever they were fixed, would come years later. The 13-year-old Windows XP operating system itself is proof that old and outdated software or hardware was tolerated for a decade or more. However, the deadlines are now more strictly enforced and updates that were only optional, have become ‘critical’ in nature and forced upon most users.

Not that the corporates are to be blamed as well. Software updates bring in latest security features that were absent and cannot be implemented in the predecessor version. This is exactly why Microsoft Windows XP was buried. Technology has reached a point, where the aging operating system will remain vulnerable no matter how many patches it receives. Internet Explorer 9 on the other hand suffered from both security issues as well as stability problems before Microsoft finally released a more stable Internet Explorer 11 web browser. To know more about the features of IE11, contact our Windows online support team.

Ever since the update, most users have updated to the latest Internet Explorer 11, which was released on 17 October 2013. Apart from the stability issues, IE 11 boasts several other features that makes it several leagues above the predecessor version. Microsoft has been handing out steady stream of notifications to the users, who have failed to update their browser app yet. It seems Google has decided to jump onto the bandwagon as well, as it has stopped support for Internet Explorer 9.

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           Support for IE 9 pulled

Google Apps blog recently released a statement regarding the same, saying, “Google’s test plans have been adjusted to now stop all testing and engineering work related to Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), as Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) was released on 17 October 2013. End users, who access Gmail and other Google Apps services from an unsupported browser will be notified within the next few weeks through an in-product notification message or an interstitial pages with information about modern browsers and how to upgrade to them.”

Users, who are still stuck with Internet Explorer 9 will get a constant stream of notifications from Google Apps as well, telling them they need to update their browser. Considering that Google consistently employs this tactic, whether for Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, this move comes as no surprise. The tech experts at Windows Online support advise all users to immediately update their browsers as well.

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