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04-Jul-2012, 02:36 AM #1
Too many tool bars
Nearly every time I go onto the internet I seem to get a new tool bar from some search engine or other. The problem is these tool bars are starting to clog up the top of my screen and I cannot get access to some boxes. The question is - how do I get rid of some of the tool bars I no longer need?

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04-Jul-2012, 02:46 AM #2
Uninstall them. Or turn them off in add-ons or extensions.
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04-Jul-2012, 02:51 AM #3
And watch out for the sneaky installs in the future.....
Ie adobe flash. There is a check box and if ticked will sneak in a toolbar with the flash update.
Other programs often have it around 4 or 5 "nexts" in the setup, often people just click click away without paying much attention, and yet another one sneaks onto your system. So beware of the check boxes, some a down right über sneaky.
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05-Jul-2012, 03:27 AM #4
You should uninstall the software of the specific toolbar and it should be also removed.
Maybe you'll need to delete some registry keys too, i already done it myself

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