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by valmai / June 20, 2004 4:49 PM PDT

Somehow I ended up with a Yahoo search engine/toolbar, which comes up everytime I try to do a search. I dont like it I dont want it, but cannot figure how to get rid of it. The uninstall option will not work.

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Re: yahoo toolbar
by DOPWrangler / June 20, 2004 8:46 PM PDT
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Try this: Click your Search button. When the left pane shows, grap the divider and expand it until you see the Customize button. There are some options there to set the search engine(s) you do want.

As far as getting rid of it altogether, someone else might be able to help you with that.

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Re: yahoo toolbar
by valmai / June 21, 2004 2:27 PM PDT
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Thanks for that, but in the search options it shows MSN which is the one I usually use. Yahoo doesn't rate a mention.

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Re: yahoo toolbar
by Cursorcowboy / June 21, 2004 9:59 PM PDT
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I ended up with a Yahoo search engine/toolbar, which comes up everytime I try to do a search. I dont like it I dont want it, but cannot figure how to get rid of it. The uninstall option will not work.

1. Perhaps there is some confusion!

a. Is this a toolbar?

b. How and where was an uninstall checked?

c. Are you positive that your system has not been hijacked/infected?

2. Please note that just above the text editor (where you enter a question on the forum) is the following paragraph, and if certain information is not present in your question, our reply may not be of much help:

Tip: If you are asking for help to troubleshoot a computer-related problem, please be sure to include all the necessary information (ie: operating system, model number, hardware, software, etc) that will help others identify your problem for a speedy resolution.

3. The article [Q176497] explains that the very top title bar of the IE window consists of the page title and the window title specified by the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) <TITLE> tag on the current page. The default is Microsoft Internet Explorer but can be either customized by Internet Content Providers (ICPs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), corporate administrators by using Microsoft Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK), or by the user who manually edits the system registry.

4. Familiarization: "Browser Helper Objects: The Browser the Way You Want It."

a. Browser helper objects are Component Object Model (COM) components that loads when IE is started and are objects run in the same memory context as the browser, and they can perform any action on the available windows and modules. For developer information about browser helper objects, visit the following Microsoft Web "site." An interesting "site" lists all known Browser Helper Objects (BHOs).

b. It is suggested that "BHODemon" (that can be downloaded and used from this site) may just be the utility needed and used for such a situation.

5. 1. Pick your brew from the following concerning the AutoSearch parameters in Internet Explorer:

a. "How to Restore the Default AutoSearch Search Page (Q179402)."

b. "How to Add Domain Types to Autoscan List in Internet Explorer (Q182291)."

c. "How to Change the Default AutoSearch Search Page (Q198279)."
Note: Should there be an obvious first-time glitch when using search, determine what the default address is, change it to something else, and try again to see if the anomaly disappears. (Tools, Internet Options, Advanced, scroll down to the section Search from the Address bar and check the option, Just display the results in the main window.)

d. "How to Search the Internet from the Address Bar in Internet Explorer (Q221754)."
Note: But the Default search options were changed by the following MSKB article.

e. "Results Not Displayed in Search Explorer Bar When You Search From the Address Box (Q278931)."

6. For your reading pleasure, concerning the possibility of a system having been invaded, please read the information at this site.

Bill Gaston

Pardon ma ACKsent, ah'm frum Austin, Tex_As, USA

....its been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.
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Re: yahoo toolbar
by valmai / June 23, 2004 5:42 PM PDT
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I "somehow" fixed the problem, intend to plough through all the links you provided anyway. Thanks for all the info. I will learn this stuff eventually.

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by duane_k2 / June 30, 2006 2:23 AM PDT
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If you're using Firefox like you should be, you have to remove it from your extensions. What happened to me was I downloaded Yahoo messenger and got that toolbar automatically installed onto my browser.

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Simple Way to Remove Yahoo! Toobar from IE Browser
by vincentsanto / July 1, 2006 2:50 AM PDT
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This won't remove the toolbar program from your computer, but it will remove it from your IE browser. Out of sight, out of mind.
Right click anywhere on the toolbar. You will see a menu of items available for your browser header. Some of them will be checked. Yahoo! Toolbar will not be checked, but it will be evident on your browser header. Click on each checked item, thus unchecking it. You will have to uncheck them one at a time. Keep unchecking items until every item is unchecked, including buttons and address bar. Then, reverse the process, checking only the items you want. Yahoo! Toolbar will not reappear.

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How to Uninstall
by Bugbatter / July 1, 2006 5:31 AM PDT
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If you are using Internet Explorer:
1. Click "View" on the IE menu.
2. See "Toolbars" > "Yahoo! Companion."

A checkmark to the left of a selection indicates the toolbar is active.
No checkmark indicates the toolbar is inactive.

IF you have the toolbar (whether it is active or not) you can remove it by doing this:
Click the "Toolbar Settings" button and select "Uninstall" from the drop-down menu.

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