I have Internet Explorer7 as my browser with two toolbars present which I don't use for searches and which take up a lot of room. These are McAfee Site Advisor and Zone Alarm Spy Blocker both with their own search boxes.
Is there any way that I can remove these toolbars permanently from the window whilst still retaining their security functions?
McAfee puts its site advisor on a bar of its own, but it can be added to any empty space on another toolbar. I've got mine at the right hand end of the File - Edit etc. toolbar. Just right click on an empty space and untick 'Lock Toolbars' then grab the dotted line to the left of the McAfee Site Advisor button and drag it to where you want to put it, then right click again and tick 'Lock Toolbars' back on.
BT - Have done as you suggested and moved toolbars to new positions. Locking toolbars holds them there initially, but they revert to original position when IE is closed then opened again. Am I doing something wrong here or not doing something else which is necessary?
ambra4 - many thanks for the suggestion. I had read about this program somewhere else but had discounted it as the author felt that it was for advanced users only. I do not have a lot of computer experience, quite a novice really, and so I don't want to do anything which will cause me more problems than it's worth. These particular toolbars are only an irritation after all. Nevertheless I shall have a closer look at Toolbar Cop and then decide whether to risk it or not. I have also read elsewhere that WOT is a possible alternative to Site Advisor so I am wondering whether to try that one instead. Does anyone have any ideas on that score? Many thanks again to all for your interest.