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You can disable Google toolbar in Internet Explorer by going to Intenet Options => Programs Tab => Manage add-ons. After disabling the toolbar. Open Programs and Features(WinVista/7) or Add/Remove Programs(WinXP) to uninstall the toolbar from the machine.

For Firefox go into the Add-ons menu and disable the toolbar through there. Then follow the uninstall instructions for Windows the same way as above.

This answer assumes that the user is a PC user with IE8 or above and/or Firefox 10 or above.

Please let me know if this helps.

Answered 04/18/2012 by: Hammer1790
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Depending on the version you can uninstall it using MsiExe.exe /X{string} /QN

Here is a link to a tool dchristian made available to find the uninstall string.

http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/how-to-find-uninstall-strings

Answered 04/18/2012 by: WGM_Jeff
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If you are using a K1000 you could have a script or managed installation running this command: 

 

regsvr32 /u <path to GoogleToolbar dll> 

 

To determine the path to the Toolbar dll, search for any file matching 
googletoolbar*.dll in C:\Program Files\Google\ 

Answered 04/18/2012 by: mpace
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Came here trying to find a switch for silent uninstall of Google Toolbar for Firefox, but saw the commend about uninstall strings. Try this little script I wrote that spits out a text file with strings.

 Find all uninstall strings for local or remote computer:

Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
strLocalMachine = objShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%COMPUTERNAME%")

Const HKLM = &H80000002
strComputer = inputBox("Please enter the name of the computer you wish to retrieve uninstall strings from","Enter Computer Name",strLocalMachine)
If strComputer = "" Then WScript.Quit

strOutFile = "UninstallStrings_" & strComputer & ".txt"
tempFile = "UninstallStringKeysTemp_" & strComputer & ".txt"

Set objOut = objFSO.CreateTextFile(strOutFile,True)
Set objResults = objFSO.CreateTextFile(tempFile, True)
strKeyPath86 = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall"
strKeyPath64 = "SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall"

On Error Resume Next
'Connect to WMI. Quit and delete files if error.
Set objReg=GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
If err.number <> 0 Then
 msgBox "There was an error connecting to " & strComputer & ". Please check the name and try again." & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & _
     "Error    " & err.number & vbCrLf & _
     "Descr    " & err.Description & vbCrLf,0+16,"Error Connecting"
 objResults.Close
 objOut.Close
 objFSO.DeleteFile strOutFile
 objFSO.DeleteFile tempFile
 WScript.Quit
End If
 
'Check x86 Registry First
objReg.EnumKey HKLM, strKeyPath86, arrSubKeys86
For Each Subkey in arrSubKeys86
 objResults.WriteLine Subkey
Next
Set objFile = objFSO.GetFile(tempFile)
Set ts = objFile.OpenAsTextStream(1, -2)
Do Until ts.AtEndOfStream
 strRegPath = strKeyPath86 & "\" & ts.ReadLine
 strExists = objReg.GetStringValue(HKLM, strRegPath, "UninstallString", strData)
 If strExists = 0 Then
  objReg.GetStringValue HKLM, strRegPath, "DisplayName", strName
  objReg.GetStringValue HKLM, strRegPath, "DisplayVersion", strVersion
  objOut.WriteLine ":: x86 - " & strName & " " & strVersion & vbCrLf & strData & vbCrLf
 Else 'continue
 End If
Loop
ts.Close

'Check x64 Registry Second
objReg.EnumKey HKLM, strKeyPath64, arrSubKeys64
For Each Subkey in arrSubKeys64
 objResults.WriteLine Subkey
Next
Set objFile = objFSO.GetFile(tempFile)
Set ts = objFile.OpenAsTextStream(1, -2)
Do Until ts.AtEndOfStream
 strRegPath = strKeyPath64 & "\" & ts.ReadLine
 strExists = objReg.GetStringValue(HKLM, strRegPath, "UninstallString", strData)
 If strExists = 0 Then
  objReg.GetStringValue HKLM, strRegPath, "DisplayName", strName
  objReg.GetStringValue HKLM, strRegPath, "DisplayVersion", strVersion
  objOut.WriteLine ":: x64 - " & strName & " " & strVersion & vbCrLf & strData & vbCrLf
 Else 'continue
 End If
Loop
ts.Close

objResults.Close
objFSO.DeleteFile tempFile

Answered 08/13/2014 by: Mako-Wish
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Came here looking for a silent switch to uninstall Google Toolbar for Firefox, but saw the comment about uninstall strings. Try this... spits out all uninstall strings for a local or remote machine.


Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
strLocalMachine = objShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%COMPUTERNAME%")

Const HKLM = &H80000002
strComputer = inputBox("Please enter the name of the computer you wish to retrieve uninstall strings from","Enter Computer Name",strLocalMachine)
If strComputer = "" Then WScript.Quit

strOutFile = "UninstallStrings_" & strComputer & ".txt"
tempFile = "UninstallStringKeysTemp_" & strComputer & ".txt"

Set objOut = objFSO.CreateTextFile(strOutFile,True)
Set objResults = objFSO.CreateTextFile(tempFile, True)
strKeyPath86 = "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall"
strKeyPath64 = "SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall"

On Error Resume Next
'Connect to WMI. Quit and delete files if error.
Set objReg=GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\default:StdRegProv")
If err.number <> 0 Then
 msgBox "There was an error connecting to " & strComputer & ". Please check the name and try again." & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & _
     "Error    " & err.number & vbCrLf & _
     "Descr    " & err.Description & vbCrLf,0+16,"Error Connecting"
 objResults.Close
 objOut.Close
 objFSO.DeleteFile strOutFile
 objFSO.DeleteFile tempFile
 WScript.Quit
End If
 
'Check x86 Registry First
objReg.EnumKey HKLM, strKeyPath86, arrSubKeys86
For Each Subkey in arrSubKeys86
 objResults.WriteLine Subkey
Next
Set objFile = objFSO.GetFile(tempFile)
Set ts = objFile.OpenAsTextStream(1, -2)
Do Until ts.AtEndOfStream
 strRegPath = strKeyPath86 & "\" & ts.ReadLine
 strExists = objReg.GetStringValue(HKLM, strRegPath, "UninstallString", strData)
 If strExists = 0 Then
  objReg.GetStringValue HKLM, strRegPath, "DisplayName", strName
  objReg.GetStringValue HKLM, strRegPath, "DisplayVersion", strVersion
  objOut.WriteLine ":: x86 - " & strName & " " & strVersion & vbCrLf & strData & vbCrLf
 Else 'continue
 End If
Loop
ts.Close

'Check x64 Registry Second
objReg.EnumKey HKLM, strKeyPath64, arrSubKeys64
For Each Subkey in arrSubKeys64
 objResults.WriteLine Subkey
Next
Set objFile = objFSO.GetFile(tempFile)
Set ts = objFile.OpenAsTextStream(1, -2)
Do Until ts.AtEndOfStream
 strRegPath = strKeyPath64 & "\" & ts.ReadLine
 strExists = objReg.GetStringValue(HKLM, strRegPath, "UninstallString", strData)
 If strExists = 0 Then
  objReg.GetStringValue HKLM, strRegPath, "DisplayName", strName
  objReg.GetStringValue HKLM, strRegPath, "DisplayVersion", strVersion
  objOut.WriteLine ":: x64 - " & strName & " " & strVersion & vbCrLf & strData & vbCrLf
 Else 'continue
 End If
Loop
ts.Close

objResults.Close
objFSO.DeleteFile tempFile

Answered 08/13/2014 by: Mako-Wish
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