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Editors' Review

by   / November 11, 2008

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.1

Version 7.1 features easier personalization so you can now personalize your Yahoo Toolbar without signing in with your Yahoo ID.


Publisher Yahoo
Publisher web site
Release Date December 14, 2007
Date Added December 14, 2007
Version 7.1


Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Window 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista, Internet Explorer 5.5

Download Information

File Size 1.49MB
File Name ytb_7.1.0.0d_1.4.1_pub_us_setup_.exe


Total Downloads 2,837,452
Downloads Last Week 13


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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