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Yahoo has taken over my Internet Explorer 8

I hope I'm posting in the right location, if not please direct me to the righ place. I have an HP Pavillion 6810 us entertainment Ed. Notebook, running Windows Vista Prem. Home Ed., Sv Pk 2., hope that's enough info. On one of the Windows updates I installed several months ago for Vista, I received windows side bars, which take up way to much screen space on the RH side of the screen. I let it go because i couldn't find a quick fix to remove it.

two days ago I noticed on my home page something that caught my eye that said I could get full view of the page. I clicked it, and now all I have is YAHOO info, everything else is gone. if I move the pointer to the very top of the page I do have the original tool bars on the computer, but if I move the pointer it goes back up and i can't see it.

How can I remove this Yahoo screen and get back to what I had two days ago. It's drivig me crazy.
thank you,

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FIXed it myself

No need for help now. I took a chance and did a system restore to a previous date and my computer apprears to be back to normal, the Internet page is as it was before Yahoo took control.

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for future reference

Many people don't pay close attention when this happens, then wonder why they have a new (unexpected and unwanted) toolbar in place.

Quite often when we download a new (upgraded version) program; during the install process the program will install one of many "special toolbars', to opt out of this option, uncheck (or clear) the box.

*That is, unless you want to have the New and Improved 'Yahoo, Google, CCleaner, etc. toolbar* Wink

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Another ?Brechan

Do you know how to get rid of the sidebar on my screen? I liked the task bar tiles at the bottom of the page. This sidebar stuff appeared after a Vista/Windows update.


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go to: Control Panel-Appearance and Personalization- Windows Sidebar Properties

From this window, you have some options, including removing the Sidebar form starting with Windows.

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Sidebar removal

I think I've tried this several times. I right clicked on the sidebar, clicked properties, selected or un checked start sb when windows starts, clicked ok, then clicked on the icon & chose exit to close the sidebar. But it's still there. this time I'm going to go in your way, but i think it's esentially the same thing, but what have I got to loose......hopefully side bar.
thank you very much

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The side bar....

...can be useful.... However, you can always "hide" by unchecking the box where it says "side bar always on top of other winndows" at "Propeties"....

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