How to Uninstall the Yahoo Toolbar

When you download something from Yahoo! the installation program will generally ask you if you want to install the Yahoo! Toolbar. At first, it may seem like a good idea, but later you may realize you don’t need it or it’s causing issues with your browser. Depending on which version you have of the toolbar, you have two different options for uninstalling it. Older versions have an uninstall option right on the bar, while newer ones do not.

Toolbar

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Open your Web browser.

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Click on the “Settings” icon on the toolbar.

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Click “Uninstall.” Older versions have this option. The newer versions do not. See “Control Panel” if your Yahoo! Toolbar does not have an option to uninstall.

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Confirm the uninstallation and allow the program to uninstall.

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Restart your browser when done.

Control Panel

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Click the "Start" menu at the bottom of the desktop screen.

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Select “Control Panel.”

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Open “Add/Remove Programs” or "Program," then “Uninstall a program.”

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Find and select “Yahoo! Toolbar” on the list of currently installed programs.

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Click “Uninstall” or “Remove.”

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Confirm the uninstallation and allow the program to uninstall.