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yahoo stuff foisted on me - how do I get rid of it?

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#1 mgbinnewhaw


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Posted 02 January 2015 - 07:25 AM

Hello folks,

this is a very common problem I feel sure, but as I haven't a clue about how to delete the ****** I would really appreciate help. I usually avoid all these "additional benefits to my surfing experience" (what a god-awful expression!!!) but I am landed with a Yahoo home page on Firefox (soon changed) but suspect Yahoo is embedded well and truly and needs to be nuked (love this one!). I seem to remember reading somewhere that the toolbar, and the ASK one, are particularly tricky to remove.



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Edited by hamluis, 02 January 2015 - 08:20 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.

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#2 greasysicilian


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Posted 02 January 2015 - 08:50 AM

you should be able to disable the toolbars and or uninstall the add ons from control panel

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 09:07 AM

Hi there mgbinnewhaw,


Running these two tools should remove any toolbars/adware on your machine.


Please download JRT from here & double click to start the program.
  • Hit any key when prompted and allow it to run through it's process.
  • Post the log when it's finished.



    Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Search.
  • A logfile will automatically open after the scan has finished.
  • Please post the content of that logfile with your next answer.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[R0].txt as well.

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