How to Remove an AOL Toolbar

by Kefa Olang

AOL toolbar is a web browser application add-on that allows you to search for pictures, media, videos and shop for merchandise on the web without having to navigate out of your favorite web pages. As an Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox application, you can customize it to auto fill web pages for you and save book marks. AOL toolbar is considered a malware because it installs to your computer if do not choose to when installing programs such as AIM messenger. If you have no use for it, uninstalling it is a simple process.

Open the your Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox web browser

Click the "Settings" button on the far right of the AOL toolbar. Select "Help."

Click "Uninstall." When the program uninstalls, restart your web browser.

Download CCleaner free (see Resources). Install it on your computer.

Launch your program and click "Registry" on the far left panel. Click "Scan for Issues." When the scan is complete, click "Fix selected issues."

Click "Fix all Issues" and click "OK" to confirm. This process will remove any remaining AOL toolbar registry values and keys.

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About the Author

Kefa Olang has been writing articles online since April 2009. He has been published in the "Celebration of Young Poets" and has an associate degree in communication and media arts from Dutchess Community College, and a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and mass communication from the State University of New York, Oswego.