Yahoo! Toolbar

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Yahoo! Toolbar
Yahoo toolbar.png
Developer(s) Yahoo!
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Mac OS X
Linux
Type Toolbar
License Proprietary freeware
Website toolbar.yahoo.com

Yahoo! Toolbar is a productivity enhancer that lives on the Browsers. It is available for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome browsers.

Yahoo! Toolbar has been around for more than 10 years and has evolved since its inception.

Originally aimed at being a bookmark and pop-up blocker, it evolved to provide app-like experience within the Toolbar. It has apps for leading sites like Facebook, Yahoo! Mail, Weather and News. It also allows users to bookmark sites and manage them. It continues to support features like button shortcuts to top internet sites like Amazon, Twitter, etc. It also allows access to several functions, including Yahoo! Search

Yahoo! Chrome Toolbar is the most recent addition to the Yahoo! Toolbar family.

Opera and Safari are not supported.

It has built-in algorithms to prevent pop-ups and spyware.[1]

Several additional features are available on the Internet Explorer version,[2] as well as incorporating Firefox-style tabbed browsing to IE version 6.0 (versions 7.0 and later allow tabbed browsing).

Yahoo Tool bar has a well known and dark history of being bundled with other software. Yahoo toolbar often installs it self without the users knowledge or consent. Yahoo has been very well known for paying developers to place their toolbar into there programs in such a way inexperienced users may unwillingly install it. known changes yahoo toolbar does when installed in this manor are as stated changed homepage, changing search engine to yahoo.com and tracking users as they browse.[3][4][5]

System requirements[edit]

To install, computers must meet the following requirements:

Windows[edit]

  • Windows 98 or higher
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
  • Firefox 1.5 or higher

Mac and Linux[edit]

  • Firefox 1.5 or higher

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