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Yahoo toolbar appeared without my consent. Can't get rid of it. Does not appear in list of add-ons or in list of programs installed for uninstall. (Win7; FFx5) Please help me delete this annoyance.)

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Yahoo toolbar appeared without my consent. Can't get rid of it. Does not appear in list of add-ons or in list of programs installed for uninstall. (Win7; FFx5) Please help me delete this annoyance.)

I was prompted to update Java. I got a YAHOO toolbar which I did and do not want. I can't get rid of it. It does not appear on the Add-on list, not in the programs list (to uninstall). Can't find anything with Yahoo in the name. I do not want to use View, because it keeps coming back into view without my consent -- I want it gone permanently.

The uninstall directions in Yahoo help call for click on pencil tool (which tool is not found on this toolbar). Firefox instructions say go to Add-on list, but the Yahoo bar is not there. There are several Java add-ons, but I don't know what they are and what happens if they are uninstalled.

Win 7; Firefox 5.0; Yahoo toolbar ver 2.3.8.20110620112826

Perhaps it is disguised as something else. If so please tell me what to uninstall.

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Re: Yahoo toolbar appeared without my consent. Can't get rid of it. Does not appear in list of add-ons or in list of programs installed for uninstall. (Win7; FFx5) Please help me delete this annoyance.)

Open Firefox -> go to Tools Menu -> Add-ons -> Extension section -> Remove any add-on you think is suspicious -> restart Firefox

If above solution doesn't work, try the following.

Open Firefox -> go to View Menu -> Toolbars -> UNCHECK any suspicious Toolbar entry.

Check if it works.

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Re: Yahoo toolbar appeared without my consent. Can't get rid of it. Does not appear in list of add-ons or in list of programs installed for uninstall. (Win7; FFx5) Please help me delete this annoyance.)

Try RIGHT clicking on different areas of the toolbars on Firefox, mainly try right clicking on/around the url bar & forward/back navigation buttons. When you get the correct spot if will give you a menu with the toolbars available (whether or not they're active) and a couple other options. Just uncheck the Yahoo one & you should be all set.

As you say though it may be some other bar disguised as a yahoo bar. Any chance you can get a screen shot of it & post it here?

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Re: Yahoo toolbar appeared without my consent. Can't get rid of it. Does not appear in list of add-ons or in list of programs installed for uninstall. (Win7; FFx5) Please help me delete this annoyance.)

Open Firefox -> go to Tools Menu -> Add-ons -> Extension section -> Remove any add-on you think is suspicious -> restart Firefox

If above solution doesn't work, try the following.

Open Firefox -> go to View Menu -> Toolbars -> UNCHECK any suspicious Toolbar entry.

Check if it works.

New Contributor

Re: Yahoo toolbar appeared without my consent. Can't get rid of it. Does not appear in list of add-ons or in list of programs installed for uninstall. (Win7; FFx5) Please help me delete this annoyance.)

It was found under extension, not as a full add-on.

Removed.


Thanks.