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My searches using Google are being Highjacked by Yahoo and not operating properly. Is this a known problem and what is the solution?

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My searches using Google are interrupted and apparently sent to Yahoo... If I try to go back to the previous screen I am immediately sent back to the Yahoo search results. Sometimes screens like 'you are lost' or 'page not found' (but these are not the usual format) come up and I can only get back to the Yahoo search results from there.

Is this a known problem and what is the solution?

I am running Firefox 41.0.1 on Mac OS 10.7.5

My searches using Google are interrupted and apparently sent to Yahoo... If I try to go back to the previous screen I am immediately sent back to the Yahoo search results. Sometimes screens like 'you are lost' or 'page not found' (but these are not the usual format) come up and I can only get back to the Yahoo search results from there. Is this a known problem and what is the solution? I am running Firefox 41.0.1 on Mac OS 10.7.5

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FredMcD
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Type about:addons<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; <Control>(Mac:<Command>)<Shift> A)

In the Add-ons Manager, on the left, select Extensions. Remove Yahoo Anything. Now do the same in the computers Programs Folder.

Windows: Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. Mac: Open the "Applications" folder. Linux: Check your user manual.


You may have ad / mal-ware. http://www.clamxav.com/ free malware scanner for Mac OS X https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3291

You can also try https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/mac/index.html


After the problem is fixed, Bookmark and use this; Download the Mozilla Search Reset {web link} This add-on is very simple: on installation, it backs up and then resets your search preferences and home page to their default values, and then uninstalls itself. This affects the search bar, URL bar searches, and the home page.

Type '''about:addons'''<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; '''<Control>''(Mac:<Command>)''<Shift> A)''' In the Add-ons Manager, on the left, select '''Extensions.''' Remove Yahoo '''Anything.''' Now do the same in the computers Programs Folder. '''Windows:''' Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. '''Mac:''' Open the "Applications" folder. '''Linux:''' Check your user manual. ------------ You may have ad / mal-ware. http://www.clamxav.com/ free malware scanner for Mac OS X https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3291 You can also try https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/mac/index.html ------------------ After the problem is fixed, Bookmark and use this; Download the '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/ Mozilla Search Reset]''' {web link} This add-on is very simple: on installation, it backs up and then resets your search preferences and home page to their default values, and then uninstalls itself. This affects the search bar, URL bar searches, and the home page.