How To Get Rid Of Yahoo Home Page

[ad]Dear Computer Lady,

Please help me, I’ve got a major problem I just can’t seem to solve on my own.

I used to have Yahoo for my e-mail. At no time did I ever give them permission to become my home page. I decided to part ways with Yahoo completely so I cancelled my e-mail account and I thought that would be the end of it. I finally upgraded from dial-up Internet to Broadband and shortly afterwards I noticed that whenever I went on-line not only did the home page from my provider load but Yahoo home page also loaded on a second tab so it takes twice as long and I can’t stop it from happening.

I went to the Control Panel and to Add/Remove programs and removed everything that was associated with Yahoo but it hasn’t stopped the page from loading. I can’t click on the tab and go on the site to get help because my Internet Explorer says they are blocking it because it’s not safe.

Please tell me how to get Yahoo off my computer and out of my life once and for all.

Thank you, Terri H.

Dear Terri,

You were headed in the right direction when you went to the Control Panel. Just follow the directions below to stop the yahoo tab from loading when you open Internet Explorer.

1. Click on “Start” then on “Control Panel”.

2. In the Control Panel, click on, “Network and Internet” and then click on “Internet Options”.

3. In the Internet Options dialog box, make sure the, “General” tab is selected and find the top section entitled, “Home Page”

4. In the Home page section, you will see a box with several lines in it. Each line opens a home page tab when you start Internet Explorer. Delete the line for the Yahoo page, and click the “OK” button at the bottom of the dialog box to save your changes and close the window.

Now, when you open Internet Explorer, only the home page from your provider will open.



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Elizabeth Boston is a Web designer, Social Media Consultant and managing editor of, “Ask The Computer Lady”.
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