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by Mike_Stahl / November 6, 2010 9:53 AM PDT

I have somehow managed to get a Yahoo item in my menu bar and a yahoo toolbar. I have deleted everything in my registry dealing with Yahoo, yet they remain.

I don't use yahoo and everything in the menu and toolbar is redundant.

Besides, I just plain don't like it when some program takes control of my computer. It's my dang computer. I paid for it.

I asked yahoo support but of course they ignored me. Just another reason to get them off MY computer!!!

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Two things...
by John.Wilkinson / November 6, 2010 1:59 PM PDT
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1.) Which browser are you using? It should have the ability to remove the Yahoo tools directly.

2.) Have you looked in Add/Remove Programs via the Control Panel? The Yahoo toolbar is generally installed as a Windows application, so you can install it as such.


P.S. Never delete registry entries as a first attempt; it can cause the normal uninstallation process fail, leading to greater removal issues.

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John is correct and this is how it should be done:
by Darrell / November 15, 2010 7:40 AM PST
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1] Add/Remove 2] Files and Folders last, registry. Remember if they are gone in those first two, run CCleaner tp Clean and there is a registry cleanup there. I have CCleaner v.

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