How to Remove Yandex Toolbar

Yandex is a Russian search engine that uses for promotion of its services Yandex Toolbar add-on. Usually this toolbar is installed from web pages in Yandex search. It also might be installed from affiliated web sources or downloaded with free programs as an optional extension that is installed automatically if a user fails to notice this option and take off the checkmark for its automatic install. Since users are not always pay attention to the stuff listed in program setup wizards, later they often think that Yandex Toolbar is a virus. To computer users the automatic installation of add-ons is somewhat deceptive and frustrating since different add-ons like Yandex toolbar are very hard to remove for an average computer user unless he/she is a fun of resetting browsers and installing browser add-ons. Since anyone can easily accidentally install Yandex Toolbar without any need in such an extension, and the removal is problematic and time consuming task for computer users, many people got frustrated and look for a way that helps to remove Yandex Toolbar from computer. This article will help to completely remove Yandex Toolbar search redirect and unneeded services from computer and web browsers.

 

What is a Yandex Toolbar

Yandex Toolbar is a browser toolbar extension that is distributed by Yandex search engine for its promotion. This toolbar might link users to different Yandex or other popular web services popular in Russia. Toolbars with search redirect as a way of promotion are popular way of promotion and making money today. Though, the practice of their distribution and automated installation with unclear or hidden somewhere announcement is frustrating to computer users that install browser extensions along with free programs by accident and cannot remove them later on. There is no any need to install such programs as Yandex Toolbar and other search redirect extensions with help of Trojans or in some other illegal way since there is a room for variations within legal boundaries and people that have no time and will to look for marked checkboxes or read boring EULA while installing free programs. It is just a catch that is exploited by business world and let it to take advantage of a computer user. The way is just as deceptive as a healthy and smiling smocking cowboy or any other deceptive ad. Until the law will change to fit users’ preferences, it is better be careful while installing or downloading some staff from the Internet.
Yandex Toolbar

 

Your antivirus would not help you to remove legitimate software like Yandex Toolbar. Some might warn you on suspicious component being used, but the program itself is not stand still, and components used in Yandex Toolbar are changing very quickly. So, there is no universal recipe for automated detection and removal, and the only special removal tools changed along with Yandex toolbar development can help to remove it, or you need to use lengthy manual procedures that are not always safe to perform by hand for an average computer user.

The only reliable way not to become a victim of deceptive Installation practices common with free software distribution, is your attention paid to installation process. You need to read labels placed near marked checkboxes in setup wizards since one or two of them might list optional add-on programs being automatically installed unless you explicitly say NO by taking checkmarks off. If there is none, then read EULA and other document that must to list optional adware being installed. Otherwise, it wouldn’t comply with legal requirements. The time you spend for this is just a portion of a time that you would spent removing unwanted programs with a stubborn nature like Yandex Toolbar and numerous similar commercial search redirect extensions.

 

Yandex Toolbar Removal Tool

SpyHunter is a perfect Yandex Toolbar Removal Tool that helps to uninstall Yandex Toolbar components installed as a program and web browser extensions. This security tool is frequently updated and has a very reliable malware detection rate. What does it mean? It means that SpyHunter offers as a bonus truly reliable real-time protection against malware. If you use it as Yandex Toolbar Removal Tool, you will also get a free online support that helps to solve problems and remove even the most complicated computer infections. Active protection helps to guard your computer against malicious programs and PUPs like Yandex Toolbar.

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Remove Yandex Toolbar Manually

First you need to remove Yandex Toolbar with “Add/Remove programs”, and then you need to remove components installed in web browsers, change browser settings, and run a full antivirus and antispyware scan for removing malicious programs that might come through search redirect.

For Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Select Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Find and click Programs and Features (If in a Program Category”, click Uninstall a program instead.
  3. Select the Yandex toolbar component and click Uninstall, or use contextual menu for this purpose.

For Windows XP

  1. Select Control Panel from the Start menu
  2. Find and click Add / Remove Programs icon.
  3. Select the Yandex toolbar component and click Uninstall, or use contextual menu for this purpose.

 

Remove Yandex Toolbar from Internet Explorer

Remove Yandex Toolbar Add-ons for IE Browsers

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Manage add-ons.
  • Select Toolbars and Extensions on left, and look for Yandex search and Yandex related names in the list on the right side.
  • Select all of them and click Disable. Restart your browser.

Remove Yandex Toolbar for IE 8

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Internet Options from the menu and click it.
  • In Option window open General tab, find Search section, and click Settings button.
  • Mark you preferred search provider in the providers’ list and click Set as Default button.
  • You will see a list of search providers. Select your preferred search provider and click the button Set as default.
  • Find the line with Yandex or like name in providers’ list. Then click Remove button.

Remove Yandex Toolbar for IE 9

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Internet Options from the menu and click it.
  • Open General tab, find Change search defaults, and click the Settings button.
  • Select your preferred provider and click Set as default button
  • Remove Yandex and like names from the list.

Remove Yandex Toolbar from Firefox

Remove Yandex toolbar for Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox and find Tools in top menu.
  • Click it and select Add-ons.
  • Select Extensions on the sidebar.
  • Find anything related to Yandex component and click Remove button.
  • Restart Firefox to complete the removal.

Remove Yandex Toolbar for Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox and enter “<strong >about .config” in URL bar.
  • Type “ Keyword.url ” in the search box and right click it.
  • Set it something different than Yandex search and reset this parameter.
  • Type “browser.search.defaultegine” in the search box.
  • Right click and reset it to something different than Yandex search
  • Type “browser.search.selectengine” in the search box.
  • Right click and reset it to something different than Yandex search. Then search for “browser.newtab.url”, right click it and reset to prevent automatic launching Yandex search on each new tab.
  • Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
  • Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it, or set it to something else other than Yandex search.
  • Search for ‘browser.newtab.url’. Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on each new tab.

 

Remove Yandex Toolbar from Chrome

Remove Yandex Toolbar for Google Chrome

  • Launch the program Google Chrome and click on Wrench icon in the top-right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the drop down list.
  • Find “Search” and click on Manage search engines.
  • Select your preferred search engine and click Make default.
  • Find and remove Yandex search related items.

Remove Yandex Toolbar Add-ons for Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome and click on the Wrench icon in the top-right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the drop down list.
  • Click on Extensions on the left to display installed extensions.
  • Find and Disable/Delete all Yandex related items.
  • Restart your browser.

 

Note: If manual removal process is confusing, then you can use removal tool and uninstall Yandex Toolbar and search redirect in without much trouble. Scan your system with a free True Sword antispyware scanner that comes in a bundle with Yandex Toolbar Removal Tool for removing spyware programs installed onto your computer from malicious websites.

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Remove Yandex Toolbar Completely

Yandex Toolbar search redirect might link you to potentially insecure and malicious websites. Spyware programs from this websites might spread Trojans that will silently install malicious programs that can control your system and hunt for your money. Your computer might be used for illegal activities as a bot controlled by cyber criminals. True Sword antispyware will help you to avoid this trouble during the year since it comes with promotional free year-long license. Run full antispyware scan after you remove Yandex Toolbar and any time when you suspect that your system might got infected with some spyware. Keep your antivirus monitor on all the time while browsing the net or use a sand box programs designed to isolate your web sessions from the system.

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The list of files and registry settings:

Remove Yandex Toolbar Registry Keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Yandex\Yandex.Toolbar\Extensions\{4EC3C3A2-C547-11D5-B060-444553540000}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Yandex\Yandex.Toolbar\Extensions\{5BAF48F9-1F31-440a-A7A9-FF35D6320C9D}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Yandex\Yandex.Toolbar\Extensions\{66CE3A80-3350-11d6-B673-0050BF6747F7}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\CLSID\{5D4315B0-DF4F-11d5-8B93-0040CA1127B6}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\CLSID\{4EC3C3A2-C547-11D5-B060-444553540000}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\CLSID\{66CE3A80-3350-11d6-B673-0050BF6747F7}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Yandex.Toolbar.1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Yandex.Toolbar.1\CLSID
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Yandex.Toolbar
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Yandex.Toolbar\CLSID
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Yandex.Toolbar\CurVer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\CLSID\{91397D20-1446-11D4-8AF4-0040CA1127B6}\ProgID
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ CLSID\{91397D20-1446-11D4-8AF4-0040CA1127B6}\VersionIndependentProgID
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\CLSID\{91397D20-1446-11D4-8AF4-0040CA1127B6}\TypeLib
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\AppID\{9340F2B2-4F27-4575-8BAE-4AAD70B69B28}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{91397D20-1446-11D4-8AF4-0040CA1127B6}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\CLSID\{5BAF48F9-1F31-440a-A7A9-FF35D6320C9D}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\TypeLib\{91397D13-1446-11D4-8AF4-0040CA1127B6}\1.0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\TypeLib\{91397D13-1446-11D4-8AF4-0040CA1127B6}\1.0\FLAGS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\TypeLib\{91397D13-1446-11D4-8AF4-0040CA1127B6}\1.0\0\win32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\TypeLib\{91397D13-1446-11D4-8AF4-0040CA1127B6}\1.0\HELPDIR
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Interface\{91397D1F-1446-11D4-8AF4-0040CA1127B6}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Interface\{91397D1F-1446-11D4-8AF4-0040CA1127B6}\ProxyStubClsid
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Interface\{91397D1F-1446-11D4-8AF4-0040CA1127B6}\ProxyStubClsid32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\AppID\{9340F2B2-4F27-4575-8BAE-4AAD70B69B28}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\{4EC3C3A2-C547-11D5-B060-444553540000}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\{5BAF48F9-1F31-440a-A7A9-FF35D6320C9D}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\{5D4315B0-DF4F-11d5-8B93-0040CA1127B6}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\{66CE3A80-3350-11d6-B673-0050BF6747F7}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\{91397D20-1446-11D4-8AF4-0040CA1127B6}\ProgID
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\{91397D20-1446-11D4-8AF4-0040CA1127B6}\Programmable
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\{91397D20-1446-11D4-8AF4-0040CA1127B6}\Implemented Categories
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\{91397D20-1446-11D4-8AF4-0040CA1127B6}\Implemented Categories\{00021492-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\{91397D20-1446-11D4-8AF4-0040CA1127B6}\TypeLib
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\{91397D20-1446-11D4-8AF4-0040CA1127B6}\VersionIndependentProgID

Note: There is a lot more of registry keys that are needed to be changed instead of removal. Since errors in system registry are extremely dangerous, only the keys that can be removed are listed here. To fix other registry keys it is better to use removal tool or use some registry cleaner after removing Yandex Toolbar manually.

How to Edit Windows Registry

 

Delete Yandex Toolbar Files:

C:\Program Files\Yandex\Yandex toolbar\yndbar[1].cab
C:\Program Files\Yandex\Yandex toolbar\dynmenud.bmp
C:\Program Files\Yandex\Yandex toolbar\dynmenu.bmp
C:\Program Files\Yandex\Yandex toolbar\yndbard.bmp
C:\Program Files\Yandex\Yandex toolbar\yndbar.bmp
C:\Program Files\Yandex\Yandex toolbar\desk1.xml
C:\Program Files\Yandex\Yandex toolbar\menu2.xml
C:\Program Files\Yandex\Yandex toolbar\menu1.xml
C:\Program Files\Yandex\Yandex toolbar\yndbar.inf

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