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How do I remove Yahoo tool bar?

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Please provide step by step solution to unintall a Yahoo tool bar. Thank you

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Hello Sue.

  1. Go into Tools > Add-ons > Extensions.
  2. Locate, in the list presented, the extension that enables Yahoo's toolbar (probably called Yahoo toolbar or something similar).
  3. Select that extension.
  4. Click the button Disable or the button Uninstall.
  5. Restart Firefox for the changes to take effect.

If you can't detect which extension it is, ask for help and I'll help you. If you don't want to uninstall or disable the toolbar and just want to hide it, go into View > Toolbars and click the entry that refers to Yahoo's toolbar (if it's present and enabled).

I hope this helps.

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Morbus 134 solutions 2338 answers

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Hello Sue.

  1. Go into Tools > Add-ons > Extensions.
  2. Locate, in the list presented, the extension that enables Yahoo's toolbar (probably called Yahoo toolbar or something similar).
  3. Select that extension.
  4. Click the button Disable or the button Uninstall.
  5. Restart Firefox for the changes to take effect.

If you can't detect which extension it is, ask for help and I'll help you. If you don't want to uninstall or disable the toolbar and just want to hide it, go into View > Toolbars and click the entry that refers to Yahoo's toolbar (if it's present and enabled).

I hope this helps.

cor-el
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Also see these pages and threads about Fast Browser Search (FBSMTWB in the user agent, Help > About). http://www.fastbrowsersearch.com/FBS_Toolbar/Help/helpUninstalling.aspx http://www.pccybertek.com/2009/05/remove-fast-browser-search [tiki-view_forum_thread.php?comments_parentId=264720&forumId=1] http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=1430845 http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=51697 - Manual Removal Guide for FastBrowserSearchToolbar

podiumman 0 solutions 1 answers

My problem is that now that yahoo hijacked my toolbar, I can't see a menu which includes the tool options...how do I get THAT back?

cor-el
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In Firefox 3.6 and later on Windows you can hide the "Menu Bar" via "View > Toolbars" or via the right-click context menu on a toolbar.

Press F10 or press and hold the Alt key down to bring up the "Menu Bar" temporarily.

Go to "View > Toolbars" or right-click the "Menu Bar" or press Alt+V T to select which toolbars to show or hide (click on an entry to toggle the state).

See also What happened to the File, Edit, and View menus? and http://kb.mozillazine.org/Toolbar_customization

retiredcop 0 solutions 1 answers

Thanks Morbus

lance3273 0 solutions 1 answers

In Firefox 4, click on the down arrow next to "Firefox" in the upper left corner. Click on "Options", and then unclick Yahoo Toolbar.

autonom 0 solutions 1 answers

I don't have Yahoo in my Extension list anymore (I have eradicated every elements of it from the the program file too), still Yahoo comes appears all the time before switching to google. Any suggestion? Also, I want back my old Firefox tool bar without pushing F1o, whatever.

cor-el
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You can right click the orange Firefox button to open the toolbar context menu or use (F10) View > Toolbars.

  • Click "Menu Bar" to make the Menu Bar visible all the time.
  • Click "Tabs on Top" to remove the check mark and place the Tab Bar at its original position just above the browser window.

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

kik0 0 solutions 1 answers

Here is how I fixed this annoying problem. I have FF 7.0.1

Help>Restart with Add-ons disabled

A menu will come up. DO NOT select any boxes. Just have FF go into Safe-Mode. Once in the safe-mode go to Tools>Add-ons and REMOVE anything that has to do with Yahoo.

Restart FF.

This worked like a charm for me. If it doesnt work try checking some of the check-boxes in the safe-mode menu.

The reason I had to go through this is because even after disabling the Yahoo! add-on AND extension I was still having problems. Not mention that I couldnt uninstall (only disable) it because uninstall option wasnt available. It only became visible once FF was in the safe-mode.

good luck

Modified by kik0

JudgeDredd1824 0 solutions 3 answers

One stop shop to get rid of this... C:\program files\Mozilla Firefox Find the file called yahoo.xml and (whoo hoo) DELETE IT

Yahoo becomes ex-yahoo. Someone should sue Yahoo for making it this difficult. Its a conspiracy.

SueColgan 0 solutions 2 answers

I tried changing keyword url in about:config, deleted yahoo from "manage search engines" and tried other fixes. Nothing worked until I deleted the YTD toolbar that downloaded itself when I downloaded YouTube Downloader. Once I uninstalled and deleted the residual folder from Program files I now am Yahoo free. Yippee!

SueColgan 0 solutions 2 answers

For insurance, I followed JudgeDredd182's suggestion. I want Yahoo to be gone for good.

patzs 0 solutions 1 answers

Hi Morbus,

Thanks for the solution. It did work. Needed to uninstall Yahoo Toolbar, it's messy.

penepenep 0 solutions 1 answers

I had this problem too. It was actually very easy to fix. Go to "view" and scroll to "toolbars." It will show all your installed toolbars. Just "uncheck" the ones you no longer want to see.

Falcodore 0 solutions 1 answers
  • Open up your Plug-ins via the "Add-ons" tab.
  • Click on the gear-shaped object near the upper left of the screen and select "View Recent Updates"
  • Find Yahoo Toolbar and Uninstall. You'll have to restart Firefox to make changes permanent.
SummeryBoy 0 solutions 1 answers

Falcodore: THANKS!!! This worked great! I had nothing showing up in my extensions tab or plugins tabs for Yahoo, but following your easy directions worked! I'm so happy, I signed in just to let other people know that this worked for me.

Laundry2Do2 0 solutions 2 answers

Yay! Yippee!!! Gone, just like it should be. Copy yahoo.xml then paste in computer search. Find it, right-click, scroll down to DELETE. Go celebrate! Thank you JudgeDredd182.....take a bow. Now let's get back to productivity, shall we?

marilyn 0 solutions 19 answers

I thought this might be the way to do it but when I opened addons none of my extensions show. Ideas?

Laundry2Do2 0 solutions 2 answers

Grrr. I encountered the same thing. Being short on time, I felt that I had to use another browser until I can get back to this one. I had problems with Java (all kinds) ...still do on FF. Will fix later. But I did have luck through deleting the Yahoo file mentioned. The start of the problem was when I installed a new version of a program I'd been using for a number of years. It got worse until I yanked that program and installed its sister-program of sorts instead. After much re-booting, cleaning, rebooting, I am on the job again.

marilyn 0 solutions 19 answers

Bingo on alot of what you said. Can't get of list of my extensions at all. New program install though no sister program that I know of?????????????