Why does my search keep changing to Yahoo?
About once a week, my default browser search changes itself to Yahoo and I have to go into Preferences and manually change it back to Duck Duck Go. I have tried all the suggestions in the other answers to this question. I do not have any Yahoo extensions or anything suspicious. I have searched my entire computer for "Yahoo" and find nothing. I do not have a folder for Firefox, or any preferences file, only the application itself. I am on a Mac so Windows answers don't help me.
Modified by Fraulein Gretel
Additional System Details
- Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.14; rv:69.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/69.0
It's very possible that you have malware on your computer. Can you download Malwarebytes from www.malwarebytes.com and run a full scan? Remove anything it finds.
Also remove SafeSearch, SearchAssist Incognito, FileConverter Addon, SearchLock, DiscreteSearch, WebSearch, Findwide Search Engine, securedsearch
Now do the same in the computer’s Programs Folder.
Windows: Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. Mac: Open the Applications folder. Linux: Check your user manual.
Malwarebytes did find a few things and I removed them. Time will tell if this solves the Firefox problem. Thanks!
Ran a Malware search and have none on my computer. It is doing the same thing in Chrome. Driving me nuts.