Posted 08 November 2006 - 04:50 PM
Somehow I ended up with the Yahoo Toolbar today. I thought I was being careful, using proper protection, but evidently I missed a checkbox. Anyway, the first help I found was about removing through the Add/Remove programs window. When I tried this a window popped up saying something about couldn't uninstall because the uninstall log couldn't be found. I didn't think about copying the message at that time and now I don't remember the words exactly. After closing those windows I reopened the Add/Remove window again, selected the Yahoo Toolbar and clicked Remove just as I done a few moments before. This time "Yahoo Toolbar" disappeared from the list. Did a restart - the Yahoo Toolbar was still on my IE7 browser page. Then I found removal instructions explaining to click the pencil and click uninstall. After doing the pencil thing I did a restart. The system shut down OK but hung up on the startup. I couldn't get out of the loop and the power button on the front of the tower had no effect so I pulled the plug. After a couple of minutes I plugged the unit back in and pushed the start button on the front of the tower. A screen came up chastising me severely for the unplugging event and allowed me to go back to the last known 'Good' setting - Did So. Have even emailed Yahoo Help. Don't expect to ever hear back on that one. Would anyone have any ideas of how I can escape Yahoo's stranglehold? Is it possible to add Yahoo to a spam blocker, or spy blocker, or such to possibly avoid this mess in the future? All ideas, comments, and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Kay.