How Should I Uninstall Yahoo!Toolbar?
When we download a program form the Internet, this program may be bundled with some unnecessary programs. Some users would like to remove these bundled programs, however they cannot be deleted during the downloaded process, like Yahoo! Toolbar. If you want to, you can remove Yahoo! Toolbar even you have installed it.
Yahoo! Toolbar, a toolbar which is installed on the Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. It has many functions, as it allows users to access all kinds of Yahoo- related websites including Yahoo! Search and Yahoo! Mail. Yahoo! Toolbar is installed simultaneously when you install Yahoo! Messenger. You can use Yahoo! Toolbar to check whether your friends are online as well as visit Yahoo! Search or browse your favorite Yahoo! Sites at any time. However, you may find it isn’t much useful as you expected. By contrary, it results in many troubles during use.
You may want to remove Yahoo! Toolbar out of your computer because it would change your settings arbitrarily without your permission. Of course, there are other reasons, like slowing down your computer. While changing settings optionally is one of the main reasons that why most users want to remove it. However, if you remove Yahoo! Toolbar improperly, you may encounter some troubles as follows:
1.Program malfunction, Yahoo! Toolbar cannot be uninstalled totally
2.Some registry entries remains in your system driver and cannot be deleted fully.
3.System errors, like computer screen-freezing, blue screen of death and system crash.
To uninstall Yahoo! Toolbar properly, you can follow this instruction to remove it.
Step-by-Step Guide- Manually Uninstall Yahoo! Toolbar
This method is one of the conventional removing a program methods. Before you perform these steps, you should make sure that you are using the administrator account or you have known the administrator password.
1.Turn off all related programs that running in the background or close all programs process. To make sure you have turn them off, you may check the system tray on the bottom-right corner of the screen to see whether there are still any related programs running. If you don’t turn off all Yahoo related programs, the uninstallation may probably failed.
2.You may see Windows logo on the bottom-left corner of the screen, click it. It will open a window which lists many programs. You can click “All Programs” button and move your cursor to check whether Yahoo! Toolbar is on your computer.
3. Click into Control Panel
For Windows 7 users: Left-click the Windows logo on the bottom-left of the screen, then left-click Control panel on the right hand side of the window. Select Uninstall a program/programs and features, move cursor and find Yahoo! Toolbar. Double left-click it and there would be a window pop up on the computer which inquires you whether to uninstall this program. Then click Yes and follow the uninstall wizard to proceed.
For Windows 8/8.1 users: Right-click the Windows logo on the bottom-left of the screen to open it, and select Control panel. When a widows opens, select Programs and Features, move cursor to find Yahoo! Toolbar program. Double left-click it and follow the wizard to proceed the uninstallation.
4.Removing its registry entries. You’d better back up the registry entries before you uninstall Yahoo! Toolbar.
To Back up the registry entries: Left-click and open the Start menu and type “regedit” in the search box, select the target you want to back up. Left-click the “File” menu on the head of the window and choose “Export”. Then there would be a window pop up, choose a location for your copy, and name the backup file, then click “ Save”
Windows 7: Left-click the Windows logo and you’ll find a input box on the bottom of the window, an then type “regedit” in the input box, left-click it to open Registry Editor. Find out your target in HKEY_CURRENT_USER/ Software/Yahoo, and right-click the folder and click “Delete”.
Window 8/8.1: Move your mouse to the bottom-left corner and right-click the Windows logo, you could see the input box at the top right corner of the screen , which you should type“ regedit” in it to open Registry Editor, find out your target in HKEY_CURRENT_USER/ Software/Yahoo, and right-click the folder and click “Delete”.
5. Now you may reboot your computer and then check whether Yahoo! Toolbar is removed completely. If the above method don’t prove its effective in your computer, I recommend that you could use the following solution to remove Yahoo! Toolbar, which is easier and without so many trouble steps as the regular Windows uninstaller.
Thoroughly and effectively Uninstall Yahoo! Toolbar
Max uninstaller, which is a professional uninstaller enjoyed great popularity all over the world. Only need some clicks can you remove the program and its registry entries completely. The process of Max uninstaller uninstallation is different from regular Windows uninstaller, which removes a program automatically and effectively.
Let’s watch the following video first, which give you a visual demonstration.
Following these steps to uninstall Yahoo! Toolbar step-by-step.
1.Visit our official website and download the Max uninstaller trial. Follow the installation wizard to install.
2.Double left-click the icon to open Max uninstaller, move your cursor to find Yahoo! Toolbar. Select its icon and then press the “Run Analysis” button, which is on the left-bottom corner, to scan over all the related files. The process of scanning Yahoo!Toolbar files will be completed within a few seconds.
3. Next, keep all items ticked and then press “Complete uninstall”, which is at the same location as “Run Analysis”. You can see all the files/folder and Registry. Follow the wizard to proceed the unstallation.
4.Then there will be a window pop up on the computer showed “please wait while Max Uninstaller initializes the uninstall process”. Wait a few seconds until the “Scan Leftovers” button becomes green, click it. And then keep all items ticked and press “Delete leftovers”. Now, Max uninstaller will perform your commends automatically.
You may click “Back to step 1”on the left hand side of the window. Max uninstaller will update the programs list, where you won’t find Yahoo! Toolbar program again.
The whole process of uninstalling Yahoo!Toolbar is easy to learn. Max Uninstaller is practical, it can help you get rid of all removal troubles you meet. If you have any question about the uninstallation process, you may leave your problems or contact us. We’ll solve your problems immediately. If you want to know more about How to uninstall other unwanted programs, please stay tuned on our blog.