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I keep clicking on pencil and then uninstall and am told yahoo toolbar is uninstalled. But its not. I tried uninstalling flash (which is the only place I can think of that it might have come from) but that didn't work.

 

Any ideas? Thanks

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1. Start Microsoft Internet Explorer.

2. On the Yahoo! Companion browser toolbar, click the Edit button (it appears as a pencil), and then click Remove Yahoo! Companion on the shortcut menu that appears.

 

NOTE: If you cannot see the Edit button, expand the Yahoo! Companion toolbar.

3. You receive the following message:

Uninstalling will remove Yahoo! Companion from your browser.

Do you still want to remove Yahoo! Companion?

Click Yes.

4. You receive the following message:

Yahoo! Companion has been uninstalled. Please restart your browser.

Click OK.

5. Quit Internet Explorer, and then restart it.

 

quote from microsoft http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303047

Edited by Nemesis_1
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Yahoo is not listed in ad/remove.

 

From what I can understand a lot of people have this problem and there is no standard solutiont

 

But I bet someone knows how. Now if I can just get them to tell me.

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is yahoo toolbar reinstalling its self

go to my computer from start menu

open cdrive

program files

look for yahoo folder and delete it

 

adobe reader has a yahoo search bar

but your given the option if you want it or not

 

if you have ccleaner installed it has tools option and when you open it

the add/remove programs show

you can uninstall yahoo toolbar that way

 

and it shows on highjack this as well

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I located Yahoo toolbar through ccleaner (didn't know you could do that - thanks - but now tell me why it isn't listed in standard add/remove program) however it would not uninstall. A box appeared stating "error uninstalling an ad/remove entry" What does this mean and what now?

 

After not being able to uninstall yahoo toolbar I went to "user assist" and under "ActiveX Desktop Related" found Weather Bug and others that I don't care for. Why are they only listed here, what impact do they have, and how do I get rid of them?

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Success! I just tried going through program files, found yahoo companion, and was able to get rid of it. Interesting to note that Windows defender immediately warned me that it was trying to reinstall. I had to say "no" twice to convince it I was serious.

 

Thanks for all your help. But MME I still hope you answer the questions I asked in above reply.

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so where is yahoo toolbar showing up

and what version of ie your using

 

if its ie 6 click the search button at the top of page

it should open on the left like a side bar

is yahoo there

 

if its ie 7 look at top right of page click

arrow facing down

check your lists of seach bars or engines is yahoo there

 

you can always do a high jack and it will show

 

once you find it and you can get rid if it run cleaner and restart

 

open my computer

cdrive

program files

look for yahoo folder

delete it

run cleaner

restart

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mme, I think that we are miscommunicating. I solved the toolbar problem by doing as you recommended and going thru program files and deleting. That was two messages ago.

 

My questions are: Yahoo toolbar was listed in ad/remove in ccleaner but not in standard ad/remove program. Why is that?

 

When I tried to uninstall toolbar through cleaner a box appeared stating "error uninstalling an ad/remove entry" What does this statement mean and why wasn't I able to uninstall toolbar thru cleaner?

 

When I couldn't uninstall toolbar through cleaner I clicked on "user assist" (which is listed just above cleaner ad/remove) and, under "ActiveX Desktop Related", found Weather Bug (and other entries/programs) that I don't care for. I cannot find them anyplace else. Why are they only listed under "ActiveX Desktop Related", what does that mean, what impact do they have, how do I get rid of them, and do I need to get rid of them?

 

By the way, even though yahoo toolbar is no longer on my screen (because I deleted it through Program files) it is still listed in cleaner ad/remove and when I try to remove it I still get box stating "error uninstalling an ad/remove entry"

 

I know nothing about Hijack - and would like to.

 

After reading all the above I think I am asking too many questions for you to answer here. Just pick a couple, if you will. Or, better yet, come over to my house tomorrow, get on computer, and address these issues. I won't be here but the door will open and I'll tell the dog you are coming.

 

Thanks again for all your help.

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ok

sorry i misunderstood you

 

first things first

highjack is a serious program for an advance user

it takes years to understand

but there are tutorials that help

bleeping computers has a nice tutorial

malware university has one

tom coyote the same

but the best way to use highjack is from someone whos removing malware related virus from your computer but for a beginner you can cause serious damage to your system

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here are some answers to your questions

hope they can help

 

Try removing the Remote Desktop ActiveX Control that gets installed the first time connecting to the website. To do this open Internet Explorer, choose Tools, Internet Options, on the General Tab click Settings, View Objects then right click on Microsoft RDP Client Control (redist) and choose Remove. This uninstalls the control. Next, close out of Internet Explorer and try Remote Desktop again.

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weather bugs supposedly easy removal...in bold

 

Click START (lower, left of computer screen)

Select SETTINGS and CONTROL PANEL

Double click ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS

Select "WeatherBug" (or other programs) from the list of applications

Click ADD/REMOVE and follow the instructions

If you receive a warning stating that the system could not delete a file, please click on WeatherBug and then ADD/REMOVE again.

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Upon rebooting your system, if the Weatherbug program remains or you receive error messages about Weatherbug upon rebooting, then perform the following Advanced Uninstall procedures.

 

if your up to the challenge...but be very careful you delete the right key

 

1. Click on START, then select RUN.

2. In the RUN box, type REGEDIT then click OK. This will open your Windows Registry Editor (following ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS, some of these keys will already be removed -- if you do not find a key, please move on to the next step).

3. Click on the plus sign next to the folder named HKEY_CURRENT_USER

4. Click on the plus sign next to the folder named Software

5. Click on the folder, "AWS," to highlight it

6. Press the DELETE key on your keyboard and choose "YES" to delete this folder

7. Click on the plus sign next to the folder named Microsoft

8. Click on the plus sign next to the folder named Windows

9. Click on the plus sign next to the folder named CurrentVersion

10. Click on the folder named Run to highlight it (only the "Run" folder)

 

In the right-hand pane, look for a line stating "Weather." If you see it, please click on it to highlight it then press the DELETE key on your keyboard and select "YES."

 

11. Close the Registry Editor

 

 

To delete the AWS directory

 

1. Open "MY COMPUTER" icon on your desktop.

2. Double-click the C drive.

3. Double-click “Program Files” folder to open.

4. Right click on the folder titled "AWS" and select DELETE.

 

Extra removal instructions for Windows XP

 

1. Open "MY COMPUTER" icon on your desktop.

2. Double-click the C drive.

3. Double-click on Document and Settings

4. Double-click the folder that has your name next to it (or the name of whomever the machine is registered to)

5. Double-click the “Application Data” folder to open it and delete the folder entitled “WeatherBug”.

7. Restart your computer and the uninstall is complete.

 

weather bug is adaware not spyware...programs like adaware1.06 and spybot search and destroy dont find weatherbug

 

at times it comes preinstalled with computer because the maybe part of and program that joins up with ....let me guess aol or something like that

 

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ccleaner could be reading yahoo by way of the registry

it can only show it through its uninstall list

but only high jack can determine this

 

but if you feel comprimised then maybe a trip to the highjack forum may help

 

hope i was able to answer some questions

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Hulk, thanks for your response. I downloaded cleaner and it quickly removed weather bug. However, there was a large list of items - some of which I recognized and removed -most of which I know nothing about and am afraid to touch.

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this list you mention is it in your add/remove programs

is there a way you can copy and paste the list and post it here

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