How to Uninstall the Yahoo Search Bar

While the Yahoo Toolbar lets you perform tasks such as check your emails or search Bing without having to visit a Web page, it also takes up valuable screen real estate. You can remove the toolbar from Firefox 37 or Internet Explorer 11 under Windows 7 or 8 by using your browser's add-on manager.

Firefox 37

Step

Open the Firefox menu and select Add-ons.

Firefox menu open with Add-ons icon highlighted.
Click the icon with three horizontal lines to open the Firefox menu.
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Yahoo Toolbar entry in the Add-ons screen, with Remove button highlighted.
Firefox
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Step

Click the Remove button to disable the Yahoo Toolbar and delete its files.

Step

Restart Firefox.

Internet Explorer 11

While you can disable the Yahoo Toolbar within Internet Explorer, uninstalling it from your computer and therefore deleting its files requires you to use Windows' Uninstall a Program feature.

Disabling the Toolbar

Step

Open the Internet Explorer menu by clicking the cog icon and then select Manage Add-ons.

Internet Explorer menu open with Manage Add-ons highlighted.
Alternatively, press Alt+X to open the Internet Explorer menu.
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Yahoo Toolbar for IE entry in the Manage Add-ons window.
Internet Explorer
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Step

Select the Yahoo Toolbar for IE extension and click the Disable button to turn the toolbar off.

Uninstalling the Toolbar

Step

Open the Windows Start Screen or Start Menu, type Uninstall in the search box and select Uninstall a Program from the search results. Scroll down the list of installed programs and click Yahoo Toolbar.

Uninstall a Program window with Yahoo Toolbar highlighted.
Windows 8
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Uninstall or Change a Program window with Uninstall button highlighted.
Windows 8
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Step

Click Uninstall and follow the on-screen instructions to finish uninstalling the toolbar from your computer.

Yahoo Extension for Chrome 42

Step

Open the Chrome menu, hover over More Tools and select Extensions.

More Tools submenu open, with Extensions highlighted.
Click the icon with three horizontal lines to open the Chrome menu.
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Yahoo Mail Notification Extension entry in Chrome's list of installed extensions.
Untick the Enabled check box instead of clicking the Trashcan icon if you want to disable the extension while keeping it installed.
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Step

Click the Trashcan icon next to Yahoo Mail Notification Extension to delete the extension.