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Yahoo molested my computer

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Like a Catholic priest in an orphanage, Yahoo has taken it upon itself to unrelentingly ravish itself on my machine.

I installed Yahoo messenger, I turned off all the extraneous crap, but extraneous crap seems to reign supreme anyhow.

I not have a Yahoo toolbar (turned off), painful popups on startup (now turned off) dozens of Yahoo games and options in my start menu, shortcuts in my taskbar, a new fucking menu on the top of firefox between Bookmarks and Tools (now removed), and god knows what else.

How do I get rid of all this shit once and for all without manually disabling it one by one? As I said, I chose the install option without all the crap. All I wanted was the messenger. Wonder how much it would have installed if I said "please Yahoo give me your toys".

Other than random venting, this thread has no purpose, but let this be a warning to the rest of you....I normally use Trillian, but wanted to use the share pics thing (which is pretty cool) so installed the full messenger. It's not worth it.
 
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....and Yahoo options on contextual menu when I right click on any webpage....argh.
 

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If you are using WinXP have you tried to use an earlier restore point?
 

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IIRC, you can go into the control panel and uninstall anything that has Yahoo on it except the Messenger. It's been a while since I used Yahoo. I use Trillian, which allows you to chat to all popular IM services.
 

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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
IIRC, you can go into the control panel and uninstall anything that has Yahoo on it except the Messenger. It's been a while since I used Yahoo. I use Trillian, which allows you to chat to all popular IM services.

Trillian is the shiznit.

Jon.
 

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