Yahoo Adds Popup Blocker to Toolbar

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The Yahoo! Companion toolbar has added an optional popup blocker that offers different features for dealing with popup window advertising.

The new Yahoo Companion Toolbar (only available for the IE browser) PopUp blocker is quite similar to the Google Toolbar’s popup blocker. Both must be a huge threat to the popup killer download industry. Both toolbars allow you to choose to allow popups on certain websites and trackrecently blocked popups.

Download and try the Yahoo Companion Popup Blocker .

Or, try the Google Toolbar which also offers a free popup blocker

Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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  • Admin

    Microsoft is bringing in its own Pop-up Blocker in Win XP SP2 to IE. That’s gonna shake up the advertisement market. We will see more inline advertisement I fear. 🙁

  • Loren

    It may rock the regular popup ad market, but I think it will be a huge lift to the browser embedded popup market (toolbars, adware, Claria, Hotbar… etc)

  • mike

    How to uninstall this freaking thing!! I hate because once you install, you can not open a legitimate windows (EVEN IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO DISABLE IT… FOR EXAMPLE A PHOTO LINK SHOWS AS BLANK IF THIS USELESS PIECE OF SOFTWARE IS INSTALLED).


  • PhotoGuy

    This comment is for Mike (no option to reply in this forum). Generally, toolbar info is stored in the Windows operating system registry. You can use regedit at “Start > Run” to remove registry data but be cautioned to make a backup first and procede with utmost caution as the Windows operating system is very dependent on good info in the registry. This is one of the main agrevations of the Windows system.

  • Brynn

    I need help uninstalling this stupid pop-up blocker! When I want to open a window that pop’s up, it won’t allow me 2! I’m so frustrated, please help me!

  • William Solko

    Does Yahoo popup blocker have an update capability?

  • Rachel

    (IN ADDITION: Yahoo popup blocker sounds great.) Positive feedback?Try Fizzle popup blocker. It’s great! The yahoo companion did mess up my files somehow. I rebooted my system and this fizzle bar was on my Dell Computer software. It installed automatically and took care of the popup error messages that had resulted from installing yahoo companion. Just thought I’d share it. Fizzle works just like the yahoo companion toolbar (it even looks similar) and it’s a change I can tolerate.

  • Jimmie

    How do I get rid of this annoying Fizzle Bar. Anything that gets added to your computer without your consent and control CANNOT be good. Please someone advise.

  • MAD AT FIZZLE BAR is HORRIBLE!! Fizzle Bar installed automatically without my consent REGARDLESS of what their website says. Ithey have to add a whole paragraph denying any wrong doing, they must already know their doing something wrong! My IE was configured not to download automatically (I checked) and they still slipped through. Anything that loads without your consent is NOT to be trusted.

  • Tom

    I removed fizzle bar by going to thier website. Under frequently asked questions there is a tool that allows you to uninstall the program. I was able to remove this abomination from my system! I also e-mailed them to let them know what I thought of thier toolbar. Good Luck.

  • Bud Light

    I got the google toolbar and it works great with IE, but does anyone know a good popup blocker for Netscape? Also, if you are having trouble with IE or just want to try something else, you can try Mozilla Firefox. I got version 0.8 off a disc with my Maximum PC magazine. Now I’m gonna download 0.9 . It comes with it’s own popup blocker and some other stuff. Go to to check it out. Ok, I’m stupid. I just figured it out though. Netscape has its own popup blocker built in too. Go to tools, then popup manager.

  • Marilyn Good

    I hate Yahoo popup blocker, how do i getvrid of it without getting rid of my yahoo compaion

  • Shane

    I need to uninstall the Yahoo Popup blocker. Please, oh please, tell me how. I beg of you. Thanks.

  • Khansons

    Very Good POP UP Blocker.

  • me

    Go here to remove this piece of shit

  • Sugar Ray


  • JesusSeeker

    WOW! Thanks to all. I used to have the first Yahoo Companion Toolbar. I liked it. My puter has been down for several months. It had to be wiped, 🙁
    I started to redownload the new toolbar w/popup blocker. For once I got smart and read first, thanks. I don’t need a bunch of new problems.

  • Donna McKeen

    I want to uninstall popup blocker how do I do that?

  • Darren Ramsey

    To get rid of fizzle bar got to the and look at their FAQ section

  • Roberta Beaumont

    I want to get rid of all adds and pop ups. I didn’t have any for awhile and then all of a sudden I started getting them again, why?

  • amol

    hi good

  • Mama

    how on earth do i stop the messenger pop up’s? i know ya go into start/run ………. then what?

  • sharon

    this pop up blocker sucks major!!I cant even instant message anyone in chat because the pop up blocker blocks everything.I went to yahoo cutomer care, yahoo help, nothing answered my question on how to dump this worthless pice of crap programming.Im so glad their are others who think it sucks too.

  • sharon

    ok i even went to ask jeeves to try to find out how to rid my computer of this horrible pop up blocker.every thing i clickes on paertaining to uninstalling it , it would completelt shut me out. I think its cowardly for yahoo to not provide a way to uninstall this crap.They also owe everyone an apology.If anyone has fugured it out how to get rid of this please leave a comment here. Im sure others would appreciate it too.

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  • Shelley

    How do I get this new tool bar by yahoo uninstalled, I am stopped from doing everything I love to do I cant even play games, I HATE IT, please how do I get it off!!!!!!!!!!

  • rj

    can anyone help me how to remove this adobe button on my yahoo toolbar..i hate it…

  • Kerry

    Sugar Ray, l did what you said about removing the pop up blocker, it didn’t bloody work, so what now, how do we get rid of it for good
    possibly uninstall yahoo and then re install it again but reading the fine print first.and hope that this works without getting the dreaded pop up blocker

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  • shelly

    I want yahoo pop blocker off of my computer. read all of the above but it is working. Any suggestions?

  • shelly

    Its not working!!

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  • mike

    need popup blocker to block popups

  • freddy

    Will try to add Yahoo Mail to my popup blocker’s list

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  • ray

    I need to get the popup blocker on my e-mail at I can not veiw my images that are send to my asap.

  • joseph adesina

    I was unable to download attached messages for a month now, could you please fix this for me.

  • computer support Miami

    Yes, finally! I love all kinds of popub blockers and I hate all kinds of popups. I know sometimes we need them but bless Yahoo! for that.