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How to Get Rid of Toolbars In IE or Firefox

(2 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)
Written by Nichelle Kewish   



How to Get Rid of Toolbars in IE or FireFox.  Getting rid of toolbars in IE or FireFox can be an annoying part of your web-searching, and the toolbars in IE or FireFox can begin hide more of the page than you want.  Here's how to get rid of toolbars in IE or FireFox, if they bother you.

Unwanted toolbars sometimes pop up in Internet explorer or FireFox without you installing them.  Some of these toolbars could be malicious, and track your browsing habits, therefore it's important to get rid of toolbars in IE or FireFox especially if you don't remember installing toolbars. 

Luckily, to uninstall toolbars to get rid of them isn't very hard, however if the toolbars are malware you may need to install anti-spyware to get rid of toolbars in IE or FireFox such as these.

To get rid of toolbars in IE or FireFox, first right click on an empty space next to the toolbars in IE or FireFox, the space that's not taken up by the toolbar itself.  Uncheck the toolbar you want to get rid of.  This will only hide the toolbar, however, not get rid of toolbars permanently, so to permanently get rid of the toolbars in IE or FireFox, you'll need to take additional steps to get rid of these toolbars.

To get rid of a toolbar in IE, internet explorer, or FireFox permanently, remove the toolbar program under add/remove programs.  To get rid of toolbars on IE or FireFox both on Windows vista, this would be under Start > Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall Program

If getting rid of toolbars doesn't work, the toolbar in IE or Firefox comes back after you've gotten rid of the toolbar and there are no visible uninstall/change in programs for the toolbar, then the toolbars are most like malware. 

Run virus programs, such as Norton Antivirus or AVG, to get rid of toolbars on IE or FireFox once other methods have failed to get rid of toolbars.






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iTony said:

iTony
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This is very common to get unwanted tool bars installed onto your browsers. Most comes through softwares that you download.
 
April 22, 2010
Votes: +2

kiralynn said:

kiralynn
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Very good article, I've had a few of unwanted tool bars, thankfully I was able to get rid of them the easy way and no virus scan thing had to be done to remove them. Rated 5.
 
April 30, 2010
Votes: +0

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