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How do I remove the yahoo password XXXXX up box when I turn on

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How do I remove the yahoo password XXXXX up box when I turn on the computer. I dont usually use that email.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 4 years ago.
Hi, I will assist with this issue.

Does this pop up box come up automatically when you turn on the computer?

Or does this pop up box come up when you open a particular program/application/website, etc.?

Thank you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

When I sign on with the computer password. It also randomly pops up later when on the computer.

Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 4 years ago.
Is this Mac computer, or iPad, etc.?

Can you open Mail application, then go to Preferences, Accounts, and delete/remove the yahoo account if it's there?

Thank you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Mac computer


I can't locate the mail application. I am signed in but can't find anywhere which leads me to preferences

Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 4 years ago.
Do you mean you are signed in the yahoo account?

Check the Applications folder where it shows all your programs (Open Mac HD/drive, then click on Applications on the left). Thanks
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Forgive me for being so computer illiterate! When I attempted it didnt list anything but the cloud account. Not the yahoo accnt

Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 4 years ago.
Can we do a screen sharing session, so I can check/fix this issue directly for you?

Can you wait for the password XXXXX up box appear, then don't close it, then let me know, so I can check?

Thank you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

sure


I'll shut down and get it back

Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 4 years ago.
OK, don't close the popup box, then reply back to me after shutting down/restarting. Thanks
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

okay


 


 

Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 4 years ago.
Thank you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Now what would you like me to do?


It is also now saying I am signed into chat on another device, and it has disconnecting me...


Arrrg


Computers aren't my favorite thing sometimes!


 

Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 4 years ago.
Please click on the website below and allow the screen sharing remote program to run:

http://67.192.95.188:8040/?Session=71b7e319-fbad-4920-851c-b393bc485f65&SUPPORT=JAVAW

Thank you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It had to download Java osx, now trying to load java runtime


 

Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 4 years ago.
Ok, thanks.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I downloaded them both, but it is having a difficult time joining. I tried both options.
Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 4 years ago.
Sorry, are you using Safari?

Can you take a screenshot of the password XXXXX box/program:
http://www.take-a-screenshot.org/#mac

, then upload the screenshot file at the website http://wikisend.com/
, then send me the file ID and/or link it will provider you.

Thank you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

File ID 519986

Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 4 years ago.
Can you uninstall the yahoo messenger program from the computer? Thanks
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

How do I verify that I have done it?


 

Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 4 years ago.
Drag the yahoo messenger program (from Applications folder) to the Trash if you have not done yet

, then restart computer, then see if that password XXXXX box still appears.

Please let me know. Thank you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Believe it or not,...it still popped up


 

Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 4 years ago.

Sorry,does it pop up right away when turning on the computer (when you have not open anything yet)?

 

 

Is there any other yahoo program you see in Applications that you can remove? Thanks

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Ill check


 

Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 4 years ago.
OK. Also, does it pop up right away when turning on the computer (when you have not open anything yet)? Thank you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

My mail is yahoo based. It doesnt pop up until I sign main password in.

Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 4 years ago.
So there is no other yahoo program?

Do you mean you have to sign in the computer before you can open any program or use the computer?

Or do you open Safari, then open yahoo mail there, then sign in, then this issue occurs?

Thank you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

There is a general computer password. W


When entered it pops up on the next screen.

Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 4 years ago.
Please go to System Preferences, and disable any yahoo or mail startup program; you can see the video instructions at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E75lOftrCgw

; if it does not work, also see:
http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/how_remove_startup_items_os_x

Please let me know if there is still any issue. thank you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It didnt work. Enough time spent on this issue tonight. Ill try again tomorrow.


Thanks for your attempts


 

Expert:  Viet - Mac Tech replied 4 years ago.
Sorry, were you able to disable/remove some startup item(s)? OK, see you tomorrow. Good night! Thank you.

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