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Yahoo Toolbar with Anti Spyware

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As the search engine wars heat up, Yahoo has upped the ante by adding powerful spyware protection to its popular Internet Explorer toolbar. Similar to other search engine toolbars, Yahoo Toolbar blends pop-up blocking and e-mail functionality with its search capabilities to enhance your browsing experience.

The latest version no longer requires you to sign into your Yahoo account to change the look of the toolbar. The interface is completely customizable and fits seamlessly into your IE browser. You can add or remove buttons for various Yahoo services, such as news and weather, but you have to refresh the toolbar to see the changes. The pop-up blocker stops most ads and doesn't hinder normal surfing.

The new Yahoo Anti-Spy spyware scanner is an excellent addition. Our test showed it to be just as thorough as stand-alone scanners. It quickly scans your system and provides detailed information about any spyware or adware found. You can then easily remove what you want. With this new protection, Yahoo has definitely become the toolbar to beat.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.9 stars

    out of 347 votes

    • 5 star: 175
    • 4 star: 72
    • 3 star: 32
    • 2 star: 16
    • 1 star: 52
  • Current version:

    3.7 stars

    out of 101 votes

    • 5 star: 37
    • 4 star: 30
    • 3 star: 13
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 16
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Adding Yahoo Toolbar and you ad tons of pop-up Adware"

    February 23, 2014  |   By mazdaman7q

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar with Anti Spyware 7.1

    Pros

    Personalize bookmarks that you can access from any PC.

    Add custom shortcut buttons (even make ones to web sites not normally available)

    Cons

    SPAM SPAM SPAM!!

    Funny how the pop up blocker won't work when it's Adware they install along with the toolbar.

    Does NOT give you option to NOT have Adware installed.

    Summary

    This used to be a great toolbar until they suddenly added all of this Adware that pops up everywhere... very annoying to have to close windows and close and close again (2 or 3 for every window)

    I guess this explains why the pop up blocker won't work on all these pop up adware windows since it's source is the Yahoo toolbar.

    I even did an uninstall and reinstall to make sure no boxes checked or I didn't inadvertently agree to their Adware and sure enough, didn't agree to this spam, yet it's there when I run the toolbar, and gone when I do an uninstall.

    To summarize, DO NOT install this toolbar unless you don't mind tons of pop up windows trying to get you to buy from other than the site you are surfing.

    This is pretty low Yahoo!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "not pleased with it"

    March 15, 2013  |   By ChoiceVoice

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar with Anti Spyware 7.1

    Pros

    search yahoo.

    Cons

    change the name, it doen't have antispyware anymore.

    Summary

    only downloaded for antispy. did have any. poo. uninstall.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "i dont trust anything from yahoo anymore"

    February 27, 2013  |   By zeekboxy

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar with Anti Spyware 7.1

    Pros

    I downloaded the messenger and got more than I bargained for.

    Cons

    I didn't want any of the stuff it didn't give me an option to install. plus it had a virus.

    Summary

    the same shady jerks that wrote the messenger probably wrote this one. avoid at all cost

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Ok, great, the best"

    July 25, 2011  |   By kurthnienhusserw

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar with Anti Spyware 7.1

    Pros

    Ok, great, the best

    Cons

    Ok, great,the best

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Great toolbar but!!!!"

    July 23, 2011  |   By phyljack9696

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar with Anti Spyware 7.1

    Pros

    Quick way to access a favorite site

    Cons

    Anti spyware did not load. It is not included in the apps. I deleted the toolbar and reinstalled it twice.

    Summary

    If you wanted the anti-spyware app, I hope that you will be more successful.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Loved Anti-Spy."

    July 9, 2011  |   By CherylMASS

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar with Anti Spyware 7.1

    Pros

    Wish they would bring AntiSpy back.
    Love the "add a custom app" feature.Makes shortcuts to my favorite sites so easy.

    Cons

    No AntiSpy.

    Summary

    I still use it daily.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Anti-spy no longer effective."

    April 22, 2011  |   By expertidea

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar with Anti Spyware 7.1

    Pros

    Anti-spy was its best feature. Otherwise, it is very ordinary.

    Cons

    Now, anti-spy is no longer active and doesn't appear on the toolbar!!! (see title of download)

    Summary

    Pointless download without the anti-spy feature.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "tool bar is very good"

    March 22, 2011  |   By julian62

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar with Anti Spyware 7.1

    Pros

    it keeps up to date on yahoo

    Cons

    none that i can find

    Summary

    it is very help full when one surf the net keep informed

    Updated on Mar 24, 2011

    i have yahoo and the tool bar keeps informed

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Yahoo is my default searcher-'nuff said"

    February 23, 2011  |   By travis41

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar with Anti Spyware 7.1

    Pros

    What else can I say, it's my default engine,& does its job smoothly & quickly + has all the buttons I want r need,also my only home-page

    Cons

    I have 0 cons

    Summary



    Updated on Aug 28, 2013

    Yahoo toolbar WAS great,however AVG secure search took over as search engine, plus many add-ons I had unchecked were added anyway, uninstalled toolbar to stop AVG and add-ons,now I have to use Bing toolbar. Yahoo did themselves and us a great disservice with this A/V toolbar.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Solid, stable. Ther when you need it."

    February 21, 2011  |  

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar with Anti Spyware 7.1

    Pros

    I use a toolbar for many tasks, so the Yahoo Toolbar with Anti-Spy became my staple. I use most of the features most of the time.

    Cons

    None that you cannot find in other toolbars.

    Summary

    Useful product.

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