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I need to uninstall "alot" toolbar - used add/remove in control panel, but did not take out of firefox.

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I need to uninstall "alot" toolbar - used add/remove in control panel, but did not take out of firefox.

I installed a freeware program from the net, said no to alot toolbar, but it installed anyway. I then went to the add/remove programs in contral panel, said remove, it then said is was uninstalled, but it is still in the firefox and internet explorer BOTH. I like Firefox, but want the alot toolbar out. please help

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Re: I need to uninstall "alot" toolbar - used add/remove in control panel, but did not take out of firefox.

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Re: I need to uninstall "alot" toolbar - used add/remove in control panel, but did not take out of firefox.

In some cases, you can disable or remove toolbars here:

Tools > Add-ons > Extensions

If that doesn't work and the toolbar is commonly viewed as a pest, it might be removed by one of these scanners:

SUPERAntiSpyware : http://www.superantispyware.com/

Malwarebytes Anti-malware : http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

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Re: I need to uninstall "alot" toolbar - used add/remove in control panel, but did not take out of firefox.

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Re: I need to uninstall "alot" toolbar - used add/remove in control panel, but did not take out of firefox.

I finally found out how to do it. It is under tools>Options>manage add-ons>extensions. You just select alot extension and click on remove. It was easy after about an hour and a half searching the how too's.

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Re: I need to uninstall "alot" toolbar - used add/remove in control panel, but did not take out of firefox.

The ad on doesn't even appear so that you can remove it.

SUMO Contributor

Re: I need to uninstall "alot" toolbar - used add/remove in control panel, but did not take out of firefox.

Hi vmc9823, if you don't see in the Extensions category, it could be listed under another name, i.e., it might have tagged along with another extension. Could you disable everything that isn't essential and restart Firefox and see whether that banished it?

If you want to post a list of your extensions for review by board volunteers, open

Help > Troubleshooting Information

and scroll down a bit to the table labeled Extensions. If you copy and paste from there the formatting will be a bit ugly, but it may help in tracking down the culprit.

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Re: I need to uninstall "alot" toolbar - used add/remove in control panel, but did not take out of firefox.

Thanks jscher2000! Disabling extensions got rid of it. Much appreciated : )