Monday, December 1, 2014

Steps To Delete Yahoo Toolbar

The Yahoo toolbar is a kind of add-on in online web browsers that lets users access different features from Yahoo. This add-on also helps in saving the recently visited sites, recent searches, along with which it provides protection against malware and viruses. This add-on also helps in creating bookmarks that would make it very easy to browse the website.

Usually, Yahoo toolbar is downloaded as a part of Yahoo applications such as Yahoo Messenger. In case you do not use this add-on toolbar or if you think that it slows down the browsing speed, you can have the toolbar removed from the browser or the computer. It is better to use your web browser without such add-ons and other toolbars. Most of the toolbars used are one of the ways in which hackers find their way into the customer’s computers. This leads to plenty of online scams, in order to avoid them, remove all the add-ons including Yahoo toolbar from the computer.

Removing Yahoo Toolbar From Web Browsers

  • Launch the web browser, for instance Mozilla Firefox. 
  • From the browser window, click on the Firefox menu. 
  • Now click on the Add-Ons menu. 
  • Skim through the list and find Yahoo Toolbar. Select the same and click on Remove. 
  • Close the list of add-ons and then Close the web browser.
Uninstalling Yahoo Toolbar From The Computer
  • Click on the Start button to the lower left of the desktop. From the Start menu, click on the Control Panel, which appears to the right of the menu. 
  • When the Control Panel window appears, look for the Add\Remove Programs icon, and double click on the same. 
  • This will open a window with the list of all programs and software installed in the computer. 
  • Look for Yahoo Toolbar from the list, select the same and then click on Uninstall or Remove button, which is located at the top of the list. 
  • The moment you click on Remove, you will see a prompt that would ask you to confirm the removal. Click on Yes and follow the other onscreen instructions. 
  • When the removal completes, Restart the computer. This will refresh the setting and the changes made would become effective. 
To stay away from any potential threats or hacks including online scams, it is better to remove such undesirable add-ons and toolbars from the web browser.

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