Yahoo Toolbar

Yahoo Toolbar

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 42 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.0.5
File Size:
1.37MB
Date Added:
July 09, 2007
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
703,333
Downloads Last Week:
440
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Internet Explorer 5.5

Editors' review

It seems as if every search engine offers an Internet Explorer toolbar that mixes pop-up blocking and e-mail functionality with its search capabilities.

Yahoo Companion Toolbar differs a bit from other add-ons since some of its features are designed to work with your registered Yahoo account. The interface is a standard toolbar. You can add or remove buttons that launch various Yahoo services, though you have to click the Refresh Toolbar option to see the changes.

In our tests, the pop-up blocker eliminated most, but not all, ads. It didn't hinder normal surfing, and the toolbar uninstalled without any problems. Yahoo users may appreciate the quick access to services Yahoo Companion Toolbar provides.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.9

    out of 42 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 13
  • Current Version:

    2.9

    out of 39 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 8
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 13
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  • 1 stars

    "Unresponsive and slow"

    June 20, 2014   |   By bobkilmer

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar 7.0.5

    Pros

    Holds potential.

    Cons

    Doesn't realize it.

    Summary

    A Web browser is the worst of all possible application hosts and Yahoo! toolbar makes the absolute worst of it. Interface is very slow to respond; so much so that you can't remember what you were doing. Yahoo! used to specialize in minimalist, functional Web pages but it's been a long time. Very disappointing app.

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  • 3 stars

    "Not nearly as good as the previous versions"

    April 17, 2014   |   By alf4907

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar 7.0.5

    Pros

    Keeps my bookmarks available across all my computers

    Cons

    Did not keep my previous settings and I had to set it up again. I can not choose my own buttons or names... I have to use what yahoo thinks I should have for buttons and labels which means that I have a few used again.

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  • 1 stars

    "NO THANK YOU"

    January 27, 2014   |   By mzqstorm

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar 7.0.5

    Pros

    It's free to use

    Cons

    Not to thrilled with a program that only works when it wants to. It could be that it is incompatible with my add-ons or my themes in firefox, or maybe it doesn't like firefox. Who knows? Or maybe it is just as lame as the new yahoo home page is, that I no longer use. All in all, if it ain't broke then don't try to fix it.
    BIG THUMBS DOWN ON THIS ONE AND ANYTHING YAHOO!!

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  • 1 stars

    "Its a virus"

    December 12, 2013   |   By billbo66

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar 7.0.5

    Pros

    None
    I used this product in the past but its really awful now.

    Cons

    Locks up the screen, crashes,

    Summary

    Terrible

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  • 1 stars

    "More like a Trojan or Virus than a Toolbar"

    October 19, 2013   |   By Fakezekial

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar 7.0.5

    Pros

    Nothing Good

    Cons

    Installed without me knowing. Took over my browser, changed my home page, loaded a bunch of other stuff. Worst part is: I attempted to completely remove it from my computer, and I can't locate it anymore, but when I open a new browser window "Yahoo! Toolbar" momentarily appears in the tab, so it is still hiding on my machine somewhere.

    Summary

    BEWARE Yahoo! Toolbar

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  • 1 stars

    "This is terrible"

    April 10, 2013   |   By GERRY RAINS

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar 7.0.5

    Pros

    Nothing good.

    Cons

    The toolbar has only five icons (I use Firefox)

    Summary

    This is a horrible mistake. Please go back to the old toolbar!!

    Updated on May 5, 2013

    Inaccuracies still plague the toolbar. If you click on their basketball icon, you get good old error 404. Fortunately this can be rectified. All-in-all the smaller icons give the user room to enter more icons and that is certainly for the best and can read them even though I am extremely near-sighted.

    I'd say it's a change for the better.

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  • 1 stars

    "WARNING VIRUS"

    February 27, 2013   |   By zeekboxy

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar 7.0.5

    Pros

    it does uninstall but other than that there is nothing good

    Cons

    it installed a bunch of other garbage without asking or at least giving you and option and the tool bar never uninstalls. now my web browser has issues connecting to servers.

    Summary

    avoid all that says yahoo

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  • 2 stars

    "did not have CA Yahoo anti-spyware on toolbar."

    January 15, 2012   |   By DaveP1148

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar 7.0.5

    Pros

    I did not work for me and I had to go back to my old toolbar!

    Cons

    cenet free scans are free but you have to buy the pacakage to get it work to remove or do the job!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Summary

    I do not like cenet and have tried to quit but it does not let me quit!!!!!!

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  • 4 stars

    "Very handy tool upon start up of PC"

    November 02, 2011   |   By stevenbrockbank

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar 7.0.5

    Pros

    Saves hassle of checking for updates,and location of where to find them.

    Cons

    None apparent as yet

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  • 1 stars

    "Locks the Yahoo bookmarks within the toolbar"

    October 23, 2011   |   By jerrtino

    Version: Yahoo Toolbar 7.0.5

    Pros

    Easy to install.

    Cons

    My bookmarks are all on Yahoo bookmarks. Without any warning, Yahoo bookmarks got "upgraded" and now I cannot access my bookmarks without installing the toolbar. What is so cool about Yahoo bookmarks are exclusively on Yahoo Toolbar. It just means that you have to install this junk software.

    This is crap, especially if one does not have administrator rights to install the toolbar. Honestly, I think this is just another spyware carefully repackaged to look harmless.

    Summary

    I regretted using Yahoo bookmarks and did not do a backup before it got "upgraded".

    One would be better off using Google Chrome bookmarks.

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