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Websites often add toolbars to their pages that do not install on your computer. They will show in your browser whether you sign up for the service or not.
I could not find any reference to Meebo bar on your site. I used Firefox 11 with the add-on Adblock Plus. I noticed that I have the bar at the bottom of my screen. I noticed it when I was on the TV Guide web page. I don't need it for IM, which is what an internet search said it is for, and I really don't like anything unexpected showing up. Is it bad and how can I remove it?
In this excerpt from Answercast #17, I look at the Meebo tool bar that is appearing at the bottom of some websites. They pose no danger to your computer.
The Meebo bar that you find at the bottom of many web pages is not a toolbar in your browser and it's not anything that's been installed on your PC.
All it really is, is another one of these toolbar-like things that some websites happen to use. In other words, it's a part of the website and not something you can control directly.
I don't use Meebo. And I don't have the Meebo bar installed or anything related to Meebo installed on my machine and yet, when I went to the TV Guide website, like you did, at the bottom of the screen, there was the Meebo bar.
There's really not much you can do about it.
All you can really do, I suppose, is vote with your feet and not go to sites that use that. In reality, I suspect that it's a minor annoyance. It's not really anything bad, especially since you're not using anything Meebo related.
So I would basically end up just living with it.
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