What is Yahoo Toolbar?

Yahoo Toolbar is a toolbar that can be installed on the Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers. It is not malicious but can be unwanted for those who accustomed to Google or Bing search. It replaces your default search and homepage settings in Internet Explorer 10, 11, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to search.yahoo.com or yahoo.com. Together with Yahoo! Search and Yahoo! Mail the toolbar offers such features as built-in algorithms that help prevent pop-ups and spyware. You might want to uninstall it if you need to free some space or simply do not want Yahoo! Toolbar on your browser anymore. Follow this step-by-step guidance to uninstall Yahoo! Toolbar from your PC easily.

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How is Yahoo Toolbar installed on your PC?

Yahoo! is big search provider and it is not usually bundled with adware. But it can be installed along with Java updates or some Adobe service programs.

How to remove Yahoo Toolbar from your PC?

If you want to divest your computer of it, you will need to follow these steps. Please follow them carefully, as if you miss something, the Yahoo Toolbar and search will not be completely removed. The program does not contain any uninstall program so the only way is to delete it manually.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Yahoo Toolbar in their database. They also can help you reset browser settings. 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:

Uninstalling 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).

After that remove Yahoo Toolbar from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Type chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Yahoo Toolbar.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove it.
  5. Also look for other suspicious extensions.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Type about:addons.
  3. Go to Extensions.
  4. Choose Yahoo Toolbar.
  5. Click Disable or Remove button.
  6. If remove button is not available – use one of the antispyware products above.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  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 – use one of the antispyware products above.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


HKLMSOFTWAREYahoo

Then remove following files:


ytbn.exe
yt.dll
visic_coupon.dll
YNanoClient_IE.dll
YNanoClient_IE_x64.dll
YNanoService.exe

And these folders


C:Program FilesYahoo!

Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

google chrome logo 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.

mozilla firefox logo 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.

internet explorer logo 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.

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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