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Post Posted July 20th, 2007, 9:55 am

Generally, I trust Firefox, and their judgment...

Generally, I keep my computer clean of spyware, and programs that lead to same.

With the 2.0.0.5 update, for the first time, I find I can NOT uninstall the Google tool bar.

With its open (always) port, and other things I have noted in the past (guided answers to needless trash of supporting web sponsors, and not the answer I am looking for, unless somewhere on page 2000 of the search list) I quit using google years ago. The same is true for Ask nee Ask Jeeves (absolute worst offender in the past).

Up to this install, removing was no problem, with a little leg work.

Why not now??

I know money has to come from somewhere, but this is a Microsoft/spyware tactic, not open source.

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Post Posted July 20th, 2007, 12:29 pm

I assume you have tried the usual method... See here for further help... http://kb.mozillazine.org/Uninstalling_add-ons
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Post Posted July 20th, 2007, 12:42 pm

Always download Firefox from : http://www.mozilla.com/
And ,for your problem ,this link may help..... http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_diag ... _reinstall
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Post Posted July 20th, 2007, 12:44 pm

dataodo wrote:Generally, I trust Firefox, and their judgment...

Firefox, as downloaded from Mozilla, has no Google toolbar with it.

Did you download some bundled version from a non-Mozilla site? If so, you really shouldn't you know. Those sites get $1.00 from Google every time someone downloads Firefox that has that toolbar bundled with it.
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Post Posted July 20th, 2007, 1:02 pm

1) I downloaded from the Mozilla.org, directed site.

2) It now ONLY lists the 'Google Toolbar' version.

3) I have tried (multilple times) removing the regular way, deleting the .dll's, editing the about:config, and a few other means I know geeks might....

Needless to say, the turkey is still there. (for sake of information, I do use a specific search engine. even it is getting crapped out with adverts yada, yada, yada...

but, I still trust it to NOT keep a port open, that the black hats are all aware of, and not to put what I am looking for, so far down the probable page. Too bad it needed to sell out to the competition... sigh)

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Post Posted July 20th, 2007, 1:10 pm

dataodo wrote:1) I downloaded from the Mozilla.org, directed site.

2) It now ONLY lists the 'Google Toolbar' version.

Can you please show me the reference to the Google Toolbar here? http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

...or here? http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/2. ... easenotes/
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Post Posted July 20th, 2007, 1:15 pm

Did you try the manual removal method, in the article I posted...

OK... Try this.....
  1. Back up your Profile http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_backup
  2. Create a new Profile. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Creating_a_ne ... on_Windows
  3. Check that this profile is running normally with no sign of the Google Toolbar,
  4. Migrate your settings back into that profile. http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_ ... _-_Firefox
If the Google toolbar is still there with a new profile, then download and install a new copy of Firefox from here http://www.mozilla.com/ before restoring your profile.
If it is still there, then you will have to dig it out of Windows....
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Post Posted July 20th, 2007, 1:23 pm

1) Correctly posted above... YOU HAVE to delete the folder (otherwise... google is back).

2) Correctly posted, the link given gets you a clean install, without the toolbar. Why then, do all the links I reached the download page from both external and internal sites, get me only the toolbar? only the link given got me what I wanted. I truly appreciate the link, and the helpful instructions.

3) Unfortunately, I feel a 'clean install' link should be upfront, on the regularly reached pages, not obtainable in the forums. (Keep in mind, I thank all for the help. I am not a newbie. I reached the download pages I got to, (until the last one) from Major Geeks, Mozilla.org, Firefox net searches, and three sites listed on daily rotation...

Again, thank you all for the help.

I have a clean browser again... Now to retweak... (sigh)

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Post Posted July 20th, 2007, 10:35 pm

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Post Posted August 1st, 2007, 8:36 am

I had a similar problem and solved it by removing the toolbar from view (right-click on the home button and deselect Google Toolbar) before uninstalling it.

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2007, 8:00 pm

i tried the clean install and nout, for some reason everytime i uninstalled and reinstalled it kept all of my addons and extentions and
i did delete the install folder,
tho that might be vista thinking its being helpfull,

however i did get that horrid toolbar de googaul to uninstall,

tools > addons > extentions > disable google toolbar

then

tools > addons > extentions > uninstal google toolbar

restart google, rince and repeat (without the repeat)
and hey prestor it was gone.

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