Posted 26 December 2005 - 06:13 PM
First of all let me say Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My first impression is that you have IE in your start up menu somehow. Also I would highly discourage attempts at "uninstalling" IE. Especially if you are using Windows XP. IE is such an integral part of XP, that by attempting to uninstall IE you may corrupt you OS irreparably. You may use alternative browsers if you wish and just leave IE in place. One other thing I might advise is that Yahoo does not make or have a browser per se. The browser is still IE however "branded" with the Yahoo logo, and possibly has Yahoo tool bar attached. Underneath it all, it's still IE. To stop IE from opening at start up follow the instructions below. These instructions are assuming you are using Windows XP. If you are using another OS please post back.
Start by cleaning out your Startup folder. Find it in C:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menu\Programs\Startup, where username is your Windows logon name. Delete the shortcuts of any programs you don't want to run on start-up. As with any shortcuts, when you delete them, you're deleting only the shortcut, not the program itself. (You can also clear out the start-up items by going to Start > Programs > Startup, then right-clicking items you want to remove.)
Be (IE Startup) Safe
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