Firefox with Yahoo


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sothwalker

Computer died. Dead.

New computer and setup with Firefox which included a Yahoo toolbar
somewhere along the way.

For the life of me I customize the thing and drop Yahoo and here it is
again.

Anybody know how to kill this Yahoo thing dead?

Thanks
 
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Nil

For the life of me I customize the thing and drop Yahoo and here
it is again.

Anybody know how to kill this Yahoo thing dead?
What have you tried so far?

I would look in Firefox's extension options and Windows' Programs
control panel to uninstall.
 
S

sothwalker

What have you tried so far?

I would look in Firefox's extension options and Windows' Programs
control panel to uninstall.

I have tried both too no avail.
 
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Paul

I have tried both too no avail.
The suggestion here is:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/uninstall/2852/Yahoo-Toolbar.html

"C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Common\unyt.exe"

Look for unyt.exe . Perhaps running that will remove the crap.
Normally, that would be the program that runs when you attempt
to use regular uninstallation. It's not a "cleaner app" as such.
If the uninstallation "was a success", such a file could well
have been removed as well.

There are more extreme suggestions available.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic407664.html

In that thread, notice the CLSIDs left behind. A CLSID is
a mapping from an (arbitrary looking) number, to a program name.
Which implies Yahoo potentially still has a couple pieces of
code hiding in there. Using Regedit and examining the CLSID info
might give some hints. Try searching in Regedit, for those
particular strings of digits in the CLSID example values,
and see what pops up. It might hint at what is keeping it
alive.

http://www.cryptodan.net/img/registry_settings_left_behind.png

I'll even type them in, for posterity, so others can find them.

29F458BE-8866-11D5-A3DD-00B0D0F3BAA7
6EDCD38E-8861-11D5-A3DD-00B0D0F3BAA7

And no, I'm not installing a Yahoo Toolbar,
to verify those values. I'm still toolbar free here...

HTH,
Paul
 
V

VanguardLH

sothwalker said:
Computer died. Dead.

New computer and setup with Firefox which included a Yahoo toolbar
somewhere along the way.

For the life of me I customize the thing
What does that mean?
and drop Yahoo
Drop? You know what that means. The rest of have to guess.
and here it is again.
Depends on what you installed, what you elected to include in those
installs, how you "dropped" Yahoo, etc. Give the details of what you
did so we know, too.
Anybody know how to kill this Yahoo thing dead?
Probably when you updated/installed Adobe's Flash Player. If you don't
carefully WATCH the installation screens or pages then you get what they
want to give you. It's up to you to look at the screens and elect a
custom install to ensure you get just what you want and nothing else.

If you keeping installing software and just quickly click through the
screens or pages then you get everything they want to give you. That's
your choice.

So do you still get the toolbar when you start Firefox in its safe mode?

firefox.exe -safe-mode
 
D

DennyCrane

Computer died. Dead.

New computer and setup with Firefox which included a Yahoo toolbar
somewhere along the way.

For the life of me I customize the thing and drop Yahoo and here it is
again.

Anybody know how to kill this Yahoo thing dead?

Thanks
If all else fails......

Download the latest version of Firefox.

Uninstall the present version.

Reboot.

Do a fresh install being carefull to install only what you want.

DC
 
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Nil

A Google search? That must be embarrassing to Yahoo, who do, after
all, have a search engine of their own :)
It's their own fault for losing out in the search engine war. Who
remembers them, or Lycos, or Alta Vista, or, or, or...

Anyway, I always use the term "Google" like I do "Kleenex." It's
generic. Maybe I should stop capitalizing it.
 
G

Gene E. Bloch

It's their own fault for losing out in the search engine war. Who
remembers them, or Lycos, or Alta Vista, or, or, or...

Anyway, I always use the term "Google" like I do "Kleenex." It's
generic. Maybe I should stop capitalizing it.
I use "Google" generically as well, but I rarely search on another
engine anyway.
 
I

Irwell

I use "Google" generically as well, but I rarely search on another
engine anyway.
I find Bing suits me better, I get a creepy feeling that
Google is intrusive.
 
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Nil

I find Bing suits me better, I get a creepy feeling that
Google is intrusive.
I can't get used to the way Bing shows its results.

I also get that creepy feeling about Google, but then, I get it with
Bing, too.


Workin' in a data mine, goin' down down down
Workin' in a data mine, whoops! about to get spam...
 
N

Nil

Well kick me in the rear. It never occured to me to try that. OK,
that worked although the banner is still on the top.
Hmmm... Their suggestion is exactly the same one that I made to you
earlier - the one that you said that you "tried too no avail."
 
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sothwalker

If all else fails......

Download the latest version of Firefox.

Uninstall the present version.

Reboot.

Do a fresh install being carefull to install only what you want.

DC

Actually this is the latest release. Still a little cranky with some
scripts

I think this yahoo bar got loaded with Firefox and then CNET included
claro-search which I am working on now.

I am careful about all the little boxes that need to be unchecked.

As I reload all the programs I lost when the computer died it seems
much harder now to not download something you don't want.

Thanks to all.
 
S

sothwalker

Hmmm... Their suggestion is exactly the same one that I made to you
earlier - the one that you said that you "tried too no avail."

You are correct and because it was a day or so ago I don't remember
exactly what I did. At the time I was dealing with both Yahoo and this
Claron thing and must have tried the wrong approach.
 
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K. Kaiser

wrote in message


Computer died. Dead.

New computer and setup with Firefox which included a Yahoo toolbar
somewhere along the way.

For the life of me I customize the thing and drop Yahoo and here it is
again.

Anybody know how to kill this Yahoo thing dead?

Thanks

*********************************************************************
Start
Control Panel
Programs and features

Find it on the list - highlight - uninstall
 
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sothwalker

Hmmm... Their suggestion is exactly the same one that I made to you
earlier - the one that you said that you "tried too no avail."
Now I understand what happened. When I did as you suggested the Yahoo
came back when I restarted Firefox so I said it didn't work.
 
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Nil

Now I understand what happened. When I did as you suggested the Yahoo
came back when I restarted Firefox so I said it didn't work.
Interesting. I wonder how that happened?

Malware is often made to resist removal by reinstalling itself if
disturbed. I didn't think the Yahoo toolbar was quite in that category
because it would piss its customers off too much. But maybe so.
 
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Just Judy

Computer died. Dead.

New computer and setup with Firefox which included a Yahoo toolbar
somewhere along the way.

For the life of me I customize the thing and drop Yahoo and here it is
again.

Anybody know how to kill this Yahoo thing dead?

Thanks
I've read all the responses, and I hesitate to comment as I've
only been with Win-7 for a few weeks, but, that said:

In Firefox, click "View" then "Toolbars." Untick Yahoo. That
solved the problem for me; I hope it works for you.

I've never touched the "Customize" option.
 

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