Removing Yahoo Toolbar from IE Browser

Q

How to remove Yahoo Toolbar from Internet Explorer (IE) browser?

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A

Yahoo! Toolbar offers you nice features, but it also consumes huge resources from your Windows system, and presents some security risk.

If you are concerned, you should remove Yahoo! Toolbar from your Internet Explorer (IE) browser.

To remove Yahoo! Toolbar, try to use the Control Panel > Add/Remove Program tool first:

1. Click Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.

2. Find Yahoo! Toolbar in the program list, and click the Remove button. Yahoo! Toolbar Uninstall dialog box shows up. Finish the uninstallation process.

3. Run HijackThis system scan. You will see some Yahoo! Toolbar settings left by the uninstallation program:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search 
   Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/...
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search 
   Page = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp...
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default
   _Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default
   _Search_URL = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defa...
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search 
   Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/...
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search 
   Page = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp...
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start 
   Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,
   (Default) = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaul...

4. Select both lines in HijackThis report and click the Fix Checked button to remove those remaining configuration settings from your system.

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