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How to Remove the Winamp Toolbar

Posted by David  •  Oct 29th, 2007 12:42:04 pm - Subscribe | Mood: good | Music: The New Amsterdams - Story Like a Scar - 02 - Turn Out the Light

Explains how Winamp 5.5+ installs the Winamp Toolbar, and I will show you how to remove it easily.

As many of you probably already experienced that Winamp is no longer the Winamp you and I have learned to love. It is now a serious, streaming, cd playing, auto ripping, visual displaying, media center playlist machine. Well with all that great stuff implemented, the new Winamp Toolbar has also been featured in Winamp 5.5, and I am more that sure will be installed in other versions.

How to Remove the Winamp Toolbar from Internet Explorer, with ease.
The process is really simple, and I'm sure you overlooked the process, thinking it may be spyware or some other malware...well its not.

  • Go to Start
  • Control Panel
  • Add or Remove Programs
  • Find Winamp Toolbar (AOL LLC) 2.04MB
  • Uninstall from C:Program FilesWinamp Toolbar
  • Reboot

    Wow, wasnt that easy! Well thats all there is to it. I really found no use for the Winamp Toolbar, and I personally found it as an addition to AOL's bloatware.

    Comments 28  •  Oct 29th, 2007 12:42:04 pm - Subscribe  •  Tweet this entry | Post a comment

  • Responses

    fogangel Says:
    November 03rd, 2007

    thx for the welcome and nice to meet you.

    anonymous Says:
    January 10th, 2008

    thanks for this.. i know nothing about computer so im really really greatful i found this tutorial.. THANKS ALOT!


    david Says:
    January 10th, 2008

    Glad to have helped out. happy.gif

    anonymous Says:
    January 18th, 2008

    You are my hero! Not only is the process easy, but your explanation is crystal clear. Thanks! Now, if you just had instructions for how to keep AOL to keep from popping up with AIM, IM, and e-mail windows when I start up and intermittently thereafter ... Cheers!

    anonymous Says:
    August 18th, 2008

    Your directions did not remove Winamp toolbar on my computer


    david Says:
    August 20th, 2008

    Try again, and verify the program path.

    anonymous Says:
    September 21st, 2008


    anonymous Says:
    September 28th, 2008

    I get: Please use settings menu to uninstall winamp toolbar. problem is, I can't find winamp toolbar under add-ons. It's not even listed. I can't uninstall it!

    anonymous Says:
    October 01st, 2008

    That`s because this tip is voor internerd exploder and not firefox

    anonymous Says:
    October 03rd, 2008

    I have intenet explorer.

    anonymous Says:
    October 18th, 2008

    thats the biggest bullshit, than i have to read in my life!!!

    anonymous Says:
    November 21st, 2008

    it worked beautifully for me. Thanks!

    anonymous Says:
    December 22nd, 2008

    I have IE and when I go to the add remove winamp is listed as Winamp Toolbar for Firefox. When I click the change/remove it tells me

    Please use settings menue of the Winamp Toolbar to remove the Winamp Toolbar for Firefox: Settings - > Uninstall.

    The Winamp Toolbar can also be removed via the Firefox browser. In the browser menu , simply click:

    Tools, > Add-ons > Winamp Toolbar >Uninstall

    Well so much for all those instructions. I got as far as Tools > and there is no link or option for add-ons.

    The ende result I still have that winamp search toolbar in internet explorer and winamp has no customer support.

    anonymous Says:
    January 05th, 2009

    I always thought WINAMP had a good reputation. Not being able to remove the Winamp toolbar for Firefox in the traditional manner sux in the extreme. It is massively shameful that Winamp is so invasive on our computers. Booooo Winamp!!!!!!!!!! Heard they sold out to a big Corporation.

    anonymous Says:
    January 20th, 2009

    What do you do if you don't use FireFox? how can I remove the Winamp toolbar? It's not listed in my IE. It's not even listed in Winamp. When I try in the taditional way I get that I do not have suffient access...

    It's my God Damm Computer, what do you mean I have no right to remove something I don't want?

    anonymous Says:
    February 15th, 2009

    I have the same problem removing the so called Winamp Toolbar... It's starting to smell fishy here..

    If I go to the Control Panel, I get some instruction, but when I search for them, there nowhere to be found

    anonymous Says:
    February 15th, 2009

    I found a solution for uninstalling the damn thing... You might have more than one User Account. Log into the administrator account and start there Firefox. You should see it under Options (see above).

    Good luck.

    anonymous Says:
    April 20th, 2009

    so easy! but thank you very much, I hate toolbars and that was a good hint.

    anonymous Says:
    May 26th, 2009

    Long time ago i recommended winmp to everybody because it played mp3. VLC fill that gap today. VLC is free software and has no add($)ware.
    - Uninstall Winamp toolbar (everything with winamp in the name).
    - Uninstall firefox, select to remove settings as well.
    - Install Firefox again.

    anonymous Says:
    May 26th, 2009

    Previous was from Johannes Landin, Sweden

    anonymous Says:
    June 05th, 2009

    this worked for me:
    1. Click on the winamp toolbar icon. It will bring up a menu
    2. Click on manage toolbars. It will bring up a list of toolbars you have installed on your computer.
    3. Click on the winamp toolbar. Click remove.
    4. Now its gone!

    anonymous Says:
    July 27th, 2009

    can some 1 help me! i cant remove the *winamp search*!!!! i did everything and it still doesnt work!! PLEASE help!!

    anonymous Says:
    December 29th, 2009

    I've had this toolbar stuck on my computer for over a year now. Could you recommend any freeware that can forcefully remove a program. I've come upon some, but they all need me to but they're all trial versions, and they tell me that I need to buy the full version to forcefully uninstall. Can you help? If not, how in the world do we remove this if we have IE? It's not listed under add-ons for me either, but it's in the "Set Programs Access and Defaults". I get the same message as the rest of ya'll, though. Help, please?

    anonymous Says:
    February 26th, 2010

    I have successfully removed the toolbar, but the winamp search page still pops up. Its really annoying.

    anonymous Says:
    August 23rd, 2010

    thx mate, quick n easy. no more hang time for toolbar to load :-)

    anonymous Says:
    January 14th, 2011

    will someone PLEASE help me...I am fed up with WinAmp and I only added it in the last day or two--PLUS, there appears to be no earthly way to remove the WinAmp Search Toolbar--anybody??

    anonymous Says:
    January 14th, 2011

    I am desperate for an answer--I just had my CPU tuned up and I am ready to throw this obnoxious WinAmp to the hell from whence it came!!!

    anonymous Says:
    April 29th, 2011

    So I'm curious oh wise one, how do you remove it when it doesn't show up in Add/Remove programs?? Which is exactly why I'm googly searching, since I've obviously going to have to find a reg hack! Not all answers can be cut and dry, your answer is very demeaning to anyone with any computer knowledge. You might want to remember that your entire audience is not comprised completely of non-computer users.

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