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Yahoo Toolbar Removal Failure


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waynf

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I am still in a mess about Yahoo. I uninstalled everything I could yesterday about Yahoo.:
-Messenger with Voice(BETA)
-Yahoo Mail
-Yahoo Toolbar with Anti-spy and Popup Blocker
by means of Add/Remove Programs

But when I restarted the only thing left on my Firefox Home Page is Yahoo Toolbar. Is Yahoo part of Windows XP Pro operating system.

When I open up Internet Explorer I noticed that the icon for Windows Messenger is there. I take it that is part of Internet Explorer operating system. Am I correct.

I have received methods for removing Yahoo modules on another posting, so I assume I will have to go through that method, anyway. I didn't go through it(see "Cannot Remove Yahoo Homepage") seeing as I thought I'd just try "Add/Remove Programs"
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Yahoo tool bar is not part of the XP OS neither is it part of IE.

Along with using add/remove programs, you may have to delete every file associated with yahoo, using the search feature, as well as deleting the registry values.

**caution, editing the registry is a very dangerous procedure and should only be done if you know how and after you backup the registry using the export feature.

I've had to do this the other day. It's quite a pain too, I might add.
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you do have adobe acrobat reader 7.0

if you do it has a yahoo tool bar in its program

but this is strange that your getting haunted by yahoo

did you ever consult with or try yahoo help and see whats the problem with they're program on your computer
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OK......i havent gave up so i consulted with CRUSTYOLDBLOKE...(MALWARE EXPERT)
he took the time from his busy schedule to look at post 7
over here... http://www.geekstogo...s...135041&st=0
i asked him to take a look at it ....so in his own words here they are
its also safe to say your clean no trojan so no wareout
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Sorry I am fully committed at present.

Malware is not visible in the HJT log. Definitely not Wareout.

Logitech Desktop messenger should be uninstalled - nobody uses it any more, just using up resources.

There is a network IP address visible, is he aware of this?

Proxy server mentioned at R1, is that to do with the network?

Renaming HJT will do nothing on this occasion.

Member needs to disable AVGas to change homepage as often it will reverse the change.


if there no more homepage changes you should be able to go back to yahoo

your problem had me stumped

once you fix this then inform them at the malware forum that your issue is resolved

Edited by rushin1nd, 24 October 2006 - 10:19 AM.

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Did you install this

http://downloads.yah...lorer/index.php

Or this

http://www.microsoft...ds/default.mspx
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I did not install any Internet Explorer 7 http://downloads.yah...lorer/index.php or
http://www.microsoft...ds/default.mspx .

I will be uninstalling Logitech Desktop Manager.

There are not changes to be made in lieu of AVGas, because I did solve the problem with changin my Homepage on Firefox.(They have their own "options" section.

My Internet Explorer never did give me any problems in changing homepage.

However, in order to help you guys track down any problems, I had to download and install various programs, such as Hijackthislog, AVG Anti-spy, Panda Active Scan, Ewido, etc. Do I really need all of these programs on my computer for the future, and are they a drain on my resources at all.

Waynef
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