How to uninstall (remove) Yahoo Toolbar

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What is Yahoo Toolbar?

Yahoo Toolbar is a browser extension that can come into Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. On the face of it, this toolbar has many features. For example, the user can get quick access to popular websites, social pages, weather forecast, news, mailboxes and more. But this toolbar may be undesirable for certain users. Firstly, Yahoo Toolbar comes bundled with freeware via web clients without user consent. The user may not be aware that it gets on his computer. Also, Yahoo Toolbar changes homepage to Yahoo.com and changes browser settings, which cannot be reset, even if it will be removed from your browsers. Among other things, it can slow down the performance of Internet Explorer. Yahoo Toolbar is not a virus, but it can be attributed to the number of potentially unwanted software and if you find it on your PC, we recommend you to remove it.

Yahoo Toolbar

How Yahoo Toolbar gets on your PC?

Potentially unwanted programs, such as Yahoo Toolbar, sneak into a computer bundled with other free software. It comes without the user’s consent. The user may not realize that their computer is infected. This can happen when the user downloads the free software or application, such as Archiver, converter, player and so on. Some sites create special download managers that hide malicious software. You must follow a few rules in order to avoid penetration by malicious software. Always read the user agreement in full. You should know what you are offering. Also, always choose advanced installation type and don’t agree with the proposals to install unfamiliar and unwanted program. Don’t click “Next” until you have verified that the program is safe. Follow the installation process and take your time. Be careful. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to remove Yahoo Toolbar.

How to remove Yahoo Toolbar from your computer?

To uninstall Yahoo Toolbar remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Yahoo Toolbar in their database. You can try to use them for removing Yahoo Toolbar.

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You can try both of these products to remove Yahoo Toolbar

Or uninstall Yahoo Toolbar manually.

Step 1: Remove Yahoo Toolbar from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Yahoo Toolbar.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Yahoo Toolbar and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Yahoo Toolbar, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Yahoo Toolbar and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Yahoo Toolbar from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Yahoo Toolbar from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Yahoo Toolbar.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Yahoo Toolbar.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Yahoo Toolbar.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:
  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Go to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Yahoo Toolbar:

Remove following regitry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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