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how can I permanently remove the Add-on tool bar

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the add-on tool bar is slowing down my system, how can I remove it permanently

the add-on tool bar is slowing down my system, how can I remove it permanently

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

some weeks ago

Installed Plug-ins

  • np-mswmp
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • 12.0.1.647
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.0
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • GEPlugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_24 for Mozilla browsers
  • McAfee MSC FF plugin DLL
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • Virtual Earth 3D 4.00090316005 plugin for Mozilla
  • NPWLPG
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • RealNetworks(tm) RealPlayer Chrome Background Extension Plug-In
  • Google Update

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:5.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0

More Information

jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
3002 solutions 27880 answers

Do you mean Firefox's thin Add-on Bar at the bottom, or a particular toolbar added by an Add-on at the top?

I don't think you can completely banish Firefox's Add-on Bar, but you can hide it from view. Just use the little x to close it.

For toolbars added by add-ons, usually you can disable or remove them here:

orange Firefox button or Tools menu > Add-ons

On the left side, click Extensions.

Happy Hunting!

Do you mean Firefox's thin Add-on Bar at the bottom, or a particular toolbar added by an Add-on at the top? I don't think you can completely banish Firefox's Add-on Bar, but you can hide it from view. Just use the little x to close it. For toolbars added by add-ons, usually you can disable or remove them here: orange Firefox button ''or'' Tools menu > Add-ons On the left side, click Extensions. Happy Hunting!

Question owner

Hi, and thanks for that. The problem relates to the thin bar at the base of the page. I assume it is being opened/placed there by McAffee as that is the ony thing on there. As I use multiple windows as tabs or new windows and each window has this bar at the bottom and I am forever closing it. Annoying. Iwill try the disable facility. Many thanks again.

Hi, and thanks for that. The problem relates to the thin bar at the base of the page. I assume it is being opened/placed there by McAffee as that is the ony thing on there. As I use multiple windows as tabs or new windows and each window has this bar at the bottom and I am forever closing it. Annoying. Iwill try the disable facility. Many thanks again.
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
3002 solutions 27880 answers

You might be able to drag the McAfee icon to the main Navigation Toolbar if you need to use it regularly. Right-click the Add-on Bar and choose Customize to give it a try.

You might be able to drag the McAfee icon to the main Navigation Toolbar if you need to use it regularly. Right-click the Add-on Bar and choose Customize to give it a try.

Question owner

Well I delisted the McAfee add-on in the Tools Menu > add-ons as sugested and the offending add-on bar at the bottom of my pages have disappeared. I am presuming the standard McAfee app is still working as usual although it is not on view any more. I have never used the McAfee icon in this toolbar. I have a feeling it may be linked in some way to their search engine but I really do not want to explore that scenario. I also read on the Firefox update post that a McAfee app had been removed because it was causing conflicts with Firefox - I wonder if this may be linked in some way. Generally, if I include an 'add-on' to my system, will I expect to have this bar as part of each add-on because surely there must be a way of removing the bar but not having to delist the add-on. Thanks again for your help. A little later - I need to edit/update this thread because I delisted McAfee in Tools Add-on Plug-In not Extensions so I have amended that and gone to Tools Add-on > Extensions to find the McAfee ext' has already been delisted due to Security or Stability issues. I am sure this has nothing to do with my problem but lets hope so! Sorry for the mis-information and the long-winded post. Ooops! I will let you know if the 'bar comes back. Thanks again

Well I delisted the McAfee add-on in the Tools Menu > add-ons as sugested and the offending add-on bar at the bottom of my pages have disappeared. I am presuming the standard McAfee app is still working as usual although it is not on view any more. I have never used the McAfee icon in this toolbar. I have a feeling it may be linked in some way to their search engine but I really do not want to explore that scenario. I also read on the Firefox update post that a McAfee app had been removed because it was causing conflicts with Firefox - I wonder if this may be linked in some way. Generally, if I include an 'add-on' to my system, will I expect to have this bar as part of each add-on because surely there must be a way of removing the bar but not having to delist the add-on. Thanks again for your help. A little later - I need to edit/update this thread because I delisted McAfee in Tools Add-on Plug-In not Extensions so I have amended that and gone to Tools Add-on > Extensions to find the McAfee ext' has already been delisted due to Security or Stability issues. I am sure this has nothing to do with my problem but lets hope so! Sorry for the mis-information and the long-winded post. Ooops! I will let you know if the 'bar comes back. Thanks again

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