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browser says not latest version of Firefox but just installed.

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Every time I launch Firefox, the browser home page says I am not using the latest version, update now. I just updated with that horrid Yahoo toolbar. I want to get rid of that but I cannot get rid of it without getting rid of Firefox. Do I have to go back to using Internet Explorer?

Every time I launch Firefox, the browser home page says I am not using the latest version, update now. I just updated with that horrid Yahoo toolbar. I want to get rid of that but I cannot get rid of it without getting rid of Firefox. Do I have to go back to using Internet Explorer?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

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Application

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Javascript

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Misc

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philipp
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5315 solutions 23470 answers

hello, please start by resetting firefox, which should address the "outdated" message...

in order to get rid of yahoo, please go to firefox > addons > extensions & remove the toolbar.
also go to the windows control panel / programs and remove all toolbars or potentially unwanted yahoo software from there.
finally, run a full scan of your system with different security tools like the free version of malwarebytes & adwcleaner.

Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page

hello, please start by [[Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems|resetting firefox]], which should address the "outdated" message... in order to get rid of yahoo, please go to ''firefox > addons > extensions'' & remove the toolbar. <br>also go to the windows control panel / programs and remove all toolbars or potentially unwanted yahoo software from there. <br>finally, run a full scan of your system with different security tools like the [http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free free version of malwarebytes] & [http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/ adwcleaner]. [[Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page]]