Remove Yahoo Toolbar with WindowsUninstaller.Org Removal Tips At a single point or another, this happens to every computer user on earth: You install Yahoo Toolbar, find out that you don't like it, or need the item, or that its plain useless for the task you wanted to use it for and you want to uninstall Yahoo Toolbar. So you open the Windows Add/Remove tool, click the button to uninstall Yahoo Toolbar... to see that you cannot uninstall this course. In this article I will endeavor to explain how to force uninstall Yahoo Toolbar, that you cannot uninstall while using Windows Add/Remove tool. Before which, however, I will try to spellout what happens during installation. What you ought to know to uninstall a method manually There are several things that happen during the installation of a program. First, of course, is the copying of files towards specified program folder (which is generally somewhere inside the Program Data folder). Also some files such as shared libraries (. dll files) could be copied into a folder inside Program Files called Commo n Files and a few files such as drivers or even shared libraries (again) are copied into your ' WINDOWS\System32' and ' WINDOWS\System32\drivers' version. After that the installer makes some changes inside windows registry. The windows registry is a unified place where all the actual settings for programs and for windows itself are stored. The installer could make changes inside the registry for several reasons. For example if a shared library needs to be registered. Or if certain types of files must be associated with the program getting installed, so that the consumer could open them (e. h. if you install Microsoft Term, then you will be in a position to open Microsoft Word documents). Then is done, a key is included with the windows registry in a spot where the Windows Add/Remove tool seeks installed programs. During the installation most of these operations are logged in a particular file (e. g. setup. log), and the installation program commonly puts that file inside the application's folder along with the uninstaller. When a user tries to eliminate Yahoo Toolbar through the Add/Remove device, windows looks for the registered uninstaller inside registry, and executes it. The uninstaller undergoes the log file and undoes every one of the changes done during installation. That is certainly, it deletes all the files that have been copied, all the registry important factors the installer created etc. Even so, if there is no wood file, or if there is not any record of the changes meant to the registry the uninstaller might neglect to uninstall Yahoo Toolbar, and it will always be there untill it is eliminated by other means. Therefore if Yahoo Toolbar won't uninstall, how would you perform a force uninstall? Effectively, if you know how to cooperate with the windows registry, you probably can perform a manual force uninstall. Before I go into detail about how to achieve this manually, I'd like to say this is pretty advanced stuff, and when you're not a power consumer, then perhaps you should consider using specialized software such as uninstall tool which allows you to achieve this in just a few important. If you can be a power user, then let's keep on. First, let's see how to eliminate the program from the directory installed programs. To do that you should open the registry browser: Click Start and choose Run in the menu (If you're using Glass windows Vista then press Win+R in your keyboard).
Type regedit along with hit Enter. On the left side will be the registry settings tree, use it HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
Inside that key you'll find plenty of keys that belong to diverse programs. Some are named following your program's name, others as a mix of numbers and letters that tends to make no sense. Look through everybody until you find one containing the key DisplayName (on the right) using your program's name in it. Notice the key UninstallString - this key points towards uninstall program, and the log file usually resides in the same folder as that method. If you delete the key in which you've found the DisplayName key while using the value equal to your program's title, then your program won't appear around the Add/Remove programs list. Some programs create new entries in the registry to store their configuration options, these entries can usually be within the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software or in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE - look for the program name or the name in the company that made the application. Don't delete Microsoft though - containing Windows settings as well. https://plus.google.com/100165709190349652485/about http://howto-uninstall.windowsuninstaller.org/ http://karlaaubin.typepad.com/ http://www.uninstallgeek.com/ http://www.windowsuninstaller.org/forums/index.php