Google Toolbar at first seems to be a very useful tool. It allows you to browse using names, it blocks pop-ups, it checks your spelling, translates, fills in Web forms with a single click and some other interesting features. However, once you install it, you notice that it takes much space from your browser window and takes much CPU and memory of your computer. Your decision is to uninstall it. Doing this is a bit harder than it seems at first. Here we will tell you how to uninstall Google toolbar from Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
Solution for Internet Explorer:
- First open your browser.
- Right-click Google Toolbar
- Select Text Labels button and after Text. Now the Toolbar will take less space as it will show text but not icons to identify various buttons.
- Right-click every button and choose “Hide Button”.
This way you will only remove the icons but not the Toolbar. To remove Toolbar completely:
Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs and choose the “Google Toolbar for IE“. Click on “Remove” button and uninstall the Google toolbar from your browser.
Solution for Mozilla Firefox
Select the Toolbar icon and select “Uninstall” in the drop-down menu. Google toolbar will start the uninstallation process. Alternatively, find the “Tools” menu, select “Add-ons.” Now choose the Google toolbar, and select “Uninstall.”
After you complete the above steps, Google Toolbar will be uninstalled from your PC, but not completely. To get rid of it for good, you will need to edit registries. The process is not easy and potentially dangerous to your computer as if you delete wrong registries you will crash the system. So use these steps at your own risk. If you do not want to use the manual solution, proceed to the end of the article. There you will find a safe solution using an automated tool.
First go to My computer > C drive > Programs Files and locate Google and Google Toolbar folders there and delete all the related files.
Now go Start > Run, type “regedit” without the quotes in the prompt window and hit enter. That will allow you to access registry editor and delete all the related components of Google Toolbar. This will remove Google Toolbar completely.
Using the registry editor is not a safe way to uninstall Google Toolbar. Free Uninstall It is an automated tool that is the perfect solution to your problem. It will uninstall Google Toolbar quickly and will not damage your registry files. Install the Free Uninstall It to free your PC from Google Toolbar.