How to Uninstall the Yahoo Search Bar

By Paul Higgins

Learn how to remove the Yahoo Toolbar from Firefox or Internet Explorer to reclaim screen real estate.

Things You'll Need

  • PC with Internet connection

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.


While Yahoo has discontinued its toolbar for Google Chrome, a Chrome Yahoo browser extension that alerts you when you receive new Yahoo mail is available for download.

Firefox 37

Step 1

Firefox menu open with Add-ons icon highlighted.

Open the Firefox menu and select Add-ons.

Step 2

Yahoo Toolbar entry in the Add-ons screen, with Remove button highlighted.

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


Selecting Disable instead of Remove enables you to turn off the toolbar while keeping it installed in Firefox. Consider this option if you think you may use the toolbar in the future.

Step 3

Restart Firefox.

Internet Explorer 11

Disabling the Toolbar

Step 1

Internet Explorer menu open with Manage Add-ons highlighted.

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

Step 2

Yahoo Toolbar for IE entry in the Manage Add-ons window.

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


If your browser lists two separate entries for the Yahoo Toolbar add-on, select either one to fully disable the toolbar.

Uninstalling the Toolbar

Step 1

Uninstall a Program window with Yahoo Toolbar highlighted.

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.

Step 2

Uninstall or Change a Program window with Uninstall button highlighted.

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

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.

Yahoo Extension for Chrome 42

Step 1

More Tools submenu open, with Extensions highlighted.

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

Step 2

Yahoo Mail Notification Extension entry in Chrome's list of installed extensions.

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