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.

Tip

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

Click the icon with three horizontal lines to open the Firefox menu.
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Open the Firefox menu and select Add-ons.

Step 2

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

Tip

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

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 1

Alternatively, press Alt+X to open the Internet Explorer menu.
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Open the Internet Explorer menu by clicking the cog icon and then select Manage Add-ons.

Step 2

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

Tip

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

Windows 8
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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

Windows 8
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Click Uninstall and follow the on-screen instructions to finish uninstalling the toolbar from your computer.

Yahoo Extension for Chrome 42

Step 1

Click the icon with three horizontal lines to open the Chrome menu.
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Open the Chrome menu, hover over More Tools and select Extensions.

Step 2

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