Removing Google Toolbar

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Removing Google Toolbar

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Symptom: Google Toolbar seems to be a nice tool. It offers the following features:
* Browse by name - Type names instead of URLs in the browser address bar.
* Popup blocker - Block websites from opening pop-up windows.
* SpellCheck - Check spelling of text you type into Web forms.
* WordTranslator - Select English words and get them translated.
* AutoFill - Fill Web forms with a single click.
* AutoLink - Automatically link street address to maps.

However, Google Toolbar does take away space from your browser window to make a "bar" to displays icons for you to invoke its functions.
It is also consuming CPU and memory of your computer.
HijackThis Report:
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F}
- c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll

To do
1. Looked at IE > Internet Options > Programs > Manage Addon, and disabled:
Google Script Object
Google Toolbar Helper

2. Went to Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs, and removed Google Toolbar.
Result: Google Toolbar is not showing up on IE windows.

2008-12-09, 8641👍, 0💬