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i want to uninstall yahoo, i have a problem


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#1 copakeman

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 12:03 PM

i am using win xp pro sp3 ver 2002. yahoo is installed, i want to delete and reinstall it, just to see if that fixes the yahoo problem. i cannot change my preferences
on yahoo and google search. both programs let me edit my preferences, the new edits are shown, but both programs act as if nothing was changed. i have had
problems with ie8 and at least those 2 programs. my system restore only goes back to sept 1 2012, i dont know why it doesnt include august. i system restored
to sept 1, but nothing changed. i am suspicious that something changed my xp that day. i have kaspersky pure and have scanned virus/worm/ect free.
when i go to control panel and display add/remove programs. yahoo is not there. i searched all over my hard drives for yahoo and uninstall yahoo without sucess.
the yahoo folder in Progaram Files is there but empty. goggle also is not on the add/remove program list.

my question is how can i remove yahoo. i do not have yahoo messenger installed, just yahoo, or any other suggestions to help me get my pc to work correctly again.

thank you for any relpies and please ask me to clarify anything vaguge in my post.

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#2 frankp316

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 12:16 PM

Isn't Yahoo Messenger the only Yahoo product that downloads to the desktop? Everything else is web based. What specifically are you trying to do? And what Yahoo product are you talking about? Yahoo is a big company with many products.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:04 PM

Are you possibly talking about a Yahoo branded browser? If you make changes to your Yahoo settings for web based applications then delete browser cookies those settings are lost. This is what appears to be going on from your explanation. You say Yahoo Instant Messenger isn't installed so this is how I concluded it's possibly a Yahoo branded browser.

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