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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

It seems that every search engine sooner or later publishes a browser toolbar to bundle all its fancy features--search, news, pop-up blockers, and e-mail--into one convenient, very in-your-face, package. Yahoo takes it one step further by making you part of its gang, too; to fully use the toolbar's tricks, you must register with The interface is standard--you can add or remove buttons that launch the various Yahoo services, though we found it a bit inconvenient that we had to "refresh" the toolbar each time to see changes. During testing, we found that the toolbar doesn't slow down normal surfing. The pop-up blocker eliminated most of the ads we encountered, but not 100 percent. Also, if you've had enough, the Companion Toolbar uninstalls without any problems. Overall, this toolbar will become one of your favorite tools if you're a devoted Yahoo fan and want all your toys at a button click.

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Full Specifications


Publisher Yahoo
Publisher web site
Release Date March 30, 2004
Date Added March 30, 2004
Version 1


Category Internet Software
Subcategory Search Tools

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Window 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Internet Explorer 5.1

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Total Downloads 58,272
Downloads Last Week 1


License Model Free
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Price Free
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