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Don't Want Yahoo with SiteAdvisor

The other day, SiteAdvisor updated itself and included the Yahoo toolbar, which I didn't want. A window came up in the installation process, with the Yahoo toolbar as a downloadable option. I don't want the Yahoo toobar, so I refused it. It was relentless as it kept coming back up, insisting that I install it. I only want what I want; VirusScan Plus with Firewall and SiteAdvisor as is. I don't want to be forced to take features I don't want. Afterall, I'm the one who's paying for this service. I uninstalled and reinstalled the whole package and now am back where I was. I'm certain that the update package is waiting in the wings, ready to pounce on me again. How do I refuse Yahoo once and for all?
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McAfee Site Advisor


While installation of McAfee Site Advisor you will have the screen asking if you want to install yahoo toolbar / yahoo search bar you need to uncheck and then continue with the installation.
When you get a popup to install yahoo toolbar, you will have an option to select whatever you need (check box ).
Uncheck yahoo toolbar/ yahoo search bar and continue with the onscreen instructions.
If yahoo toolbar is installed
Click on start >> control panel >> add/remove programs and click on yahoo toolbar and click on remove.

RE: McAfee Site Advisor

If you want Siteadvisor without the Yahoo toolbar, you'll have to first open IE then enable the Yahoo toolbar, then click the arrow to the right of Siteadvisor's icon, select Detach from Yahoo Toolbar.
Close and reopen Internet Explorer.
Then unlock toolbars by right-clicking an area at the top of the toolbars and selecting that option.
Move Siteadvisor icon to where you want it.
Now right-click again and deselect Yahoo toolbar. It will vanish and you'll be left with the Siteadvisor icon only.

I agree, it is extremely annoying and I will make this one of the many topics for our next conference call.

You should then be able to remove Yahoo toolbar using Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Programs/Uninstall a Program in Vista).
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RE: McAfee Site Advisor

Many thanks for the information, Peter and Bala. I did find the option to disallow it and have had no other problems with this version of Security Center.


RE: McAfee Site Advisor

Glad it's OK now.
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