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Solved: How do I remove all traces of Yahoo! from Firefox?

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  1. psam3

    psam3 Thread Starter

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    I carelessly installed Yahoo! toolbar while installing a program that for some reason comes with it. I uninstalled the toolbar from Add/Remove programs, but it still exists. I can go to View, Toolbars and turn it on. There is also a Yahoo! menu item between Bookmarks and Tools. Also when I right click inside of Firefox, there is a Yahoo! option. It mostly bothers me because I didn't even want to install it at all. It bothers me even more because I uninstalled it and everything is still there. I just want all traces of Yahoo! out of my Firefox. Can I do this without uninstalling Firefox?

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  2. TerryNet

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    I'm guessing that it is an add-on. In Firefox:; Tools - Add-ons - Extensions - if Yahoo! is there uninstall it. Then look at Plugins and see if there is any Yahoo! stuff to disable there.

    So far I have been lucky--have discovered it each time before it sneaked in with Java or whatever.
     
  3. psam3

    psam3 Thread Starter

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    All I had to do was uninstall the Add-on, Thanks :)
     
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    You're welcome. :) You can mark this Solved using the button at the upper left of the page.
     
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