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laurfar

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Hi,
I do not want to download the "update to Yahoo companion" but it pops up every time I open my Internet Explorer to the Yahoo browser. Does anyone know how to get rid of this, other than clicking "yes" and having to get the update (that I do not want). I feel like I'm being harrassed by Yahoo, or maybe I feel like I'm being stalked! Help me get rid of this pop up. Do I have to give up Yahoo as my browser? Would like to keep it. Thanks
 

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With Internet Explorer (IE) open, click the View menu; Point to Toolbars; Point to and click the offensive Yahoo feature to untick Yahoo; close then restart IE. Did this affect the change you desire?
 
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I'd suggest going to add/remove and deleting Yahoo Companion Toolbar, as it can be downloaded separately it should be able to be deleted (un-installed) separately.
Oops, you don't have it installed yet. But take a look...see if there are any Yahoo extras, other then what you know that you need.
Yahoo browser, huh? do you mean Yahoo home page?
And...are you using a Yahoo messenger? could something in its setting be the cause?
 

laurfar

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No luck with that. When I click on Toolbars I get this list:
Standard buttons
Address bar
Links
Google
Lock the tool bars
Customize
The reason Google is on there is because I downloaded onto my Yahoo browser because I like the pop up stopper. There is nothing in that list that says Yahoo, maybe because it is on my Yahoo browser. But how can I get that popup that asks me if I want to add the Yahoo companion to what I already have. Someone else must be getting it too, and hating it.
 

laurfar

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You are correct, it must be Yahoo home page. Not using Yahoo messenger, but will look in the add/remove list to see what's there. Thanks for your thoughts. It is just an anoying way to get me to click it and add something I don't want. Trying to keep things simple and not add junk I have no interest in using.
 
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Yahoo: (supposedly)
tel 408.731.3333
fax 408.731.3301

I would recommend standard issue IE and the Google toolbar w/pop-up blocker.
 

laurfar

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What is standard issue IE??? and I do have the Google toolbar w/pop up blocker.
 
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IE browser, not a Yahoo related browser. I'm only going by what you called it.
I believe that you mean to say that Yahoo is your homepage. But I could be wrong.
have a nice day.
 

laurfar

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Oh, I see. Yes Yahoo is being used as my home page. I guess this is the end of this problem if I switch to a different home page. I thought someone might be able to get this pop up switched off, but I guess not. Thanks for you time on this.
 
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