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Windows 7: internet exployer and skype

02 Apr 2011   #1
carol w

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 
internet exployer and skype

I signed up fpr skype because i got a new computer camera .Once i saw it (without using it) i uninstalled it .I couldn't take out my user name or e-mail address. I thought i had to get this to use my camera but no I didn't.

What happens now when i use the internet exployer to go onlne i am okay until i x out.
Not only is their the page i close but also a skype page behind it that says "thank you for downloading the skye toolbar"

I am worried this is spywear or something that can follow me on the internet. I do banking on the internet.
Tried everything i know to get it off. Can you help me please. Carol


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02 Apr 2011   #2
Kari

 

Hi Carol.

Skype toolbar is not malware, it does no harm. Still, it can be an annoyance. You can uninstall it simply from Control Panel > Programs and Features.

internet exployer and skype-skype_toolbar_uninstall.png
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Kari


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02 Apr 2011   #3
carol w

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 
YES

yes i did that and also anything that said skype in the control panel. thanks Carol
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02 Apr 2011   #4
Kari

 

You are welcome

Kari
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02 Apr 2011   #5
carol w

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 
skype

I meant to say i already did all that yesterday and the problem is still here. thanks Carol
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02 Apr 2011   #6
Kari

 

OK, I misunderstood you. Sorry

Open Manage add-ons from IE's Tools menu, images below show how. First image is for IE8, second for IE9:

internet exployer and skype-skype_toolbar_uninstall_2.png

internet exployer and skype-skype_toolbar_uninstall_3.png

Scroll down to Skype plugin, select it, click Disable:

internet exployer and skype-skype_toolbar_uninstall_4.png

Kari


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02 Apr 2011   #7
carol w

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 
skype

I got the manage add ons then
toolbars and extensions highlighted
only google toolbar
bing toolbar
and norton toolbar.
nothing about skype
Carol
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02 Apr 2011   #8
Kari

 

Then it is completely uninstalled. I'm sorry but I have no other ideas. I'll ask some other geeks to take a look at this. In the mean time I can only assure this is, although annoying, totally harmless.

Kari
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02 Apr 2011   #9
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

You could try resetting IE to its default settings by opening IE clicking Tools>Internet Options>Advanced and click reset.

Just a thought.
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02 Apr 2011   #10
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi! carol w, welcome to 7F

Here is how Skype recommends complete removal:
How can I completely uninstall and then reinstall Skype?

It does involve some registry work so do not hesitate to ask questions.
Do not worry about the reinstall part, your done after step #6.
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