Do you own an HP Pavilion?
January 18, 2008 4:53 PM   Subscribe

On an HP Pavilion laptop, how can I get rid of the Yahoo! Search box that sits in the taskbar, taking up valuable real estate?
posted by megatherium to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
You can remove the Yahoo Toolbar via the Control Panel's Add/Remove programs. You can also right-click on your taskbar and select toolbars to uncheck it.
posted by samsara at 5:18 PM on January 18, 2008

The Add/Remove does not have Yahoo Toolbar, maybe because this is Vista.

But your second tip did it. Thank you.
posted by megatherium at 6:01 PM on January 18, 2008

It is part of the HP total care advisor. a program that always runs in the background. it'll tell you about the computer and helps run backups if you need something that does that.
posted by ijoyner at 6:56 PM on January 18, 2008 [1 favorite]

ijoyner's correct, I remember having that on my HP laptop as well (though ended up reformatting it anyway since I had Vista pro on hand to replace Vista home). The HP total care software is uneccessary, but you might be just as fine having the Yahoo toolbar disabled.
posted by samsara at 4:04 AM on January 19, 2008

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