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Why can't I make Firefox QUIT bringing up yahoo as my search engine every time I restart?

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Every time I change my default search engine, and then close out of Firefox, it automatically gets switched back to yahoo. I hate yahoo. How do I get the search engine to change to bing, and STAY bing when I close out of Firefox?

Every time I change my default search engine, and then close out of Firefox, it automatically gets switched back to yahoo. I hate yahoo. How do I get the search engine to change to bing, and STAY bing when I close out of Firefox?

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Hi  !

Yahoo Search is a legitimate search engine, but you may be dealing with search.yahoo.com, which is a browser hijacker, that you will of course want to get rid of. Better safe than sorry, so :

Go to the 3-bar menu (or   'Tools') => Addons => Extensions and look for any unfamiliar or suspicious looking extensions, like e.g. :

• SafeSearch Incognito • SearchAssist Incognito • File Convertor and Search Addon

When you find any : remove them.

Do the same in Windows' Control Panel => Programs.

However :   most malware will be 'hiding' somewhere , so let's run malware scans :

Further information can be found in this article :
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no

Run most or all of the listed malware scanners.
They all work differently   -   what one program doesn't pick up, the other might.

Also see : https://malwaretips.com/blogs/yahoo-toolbar-removal/

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Hi  !

Yahoo Search is a legitimate search engine, but you may be dealing with search.yahoo.com, which is a browser hijacker, that you will of course want to get rid of. Better safe than sorry, so :

Go to the 3-bar menu (or   'Tools') => Addons => Extensions and look for any unfamiliar or suspicious looking extensions, like e.g. :

• SafeSearch Incognito • SearchAssist Incognito • File Convertor and Search Addon

When you find any : remove them.

Do the same in Windows' Control Panel => Programs.

However :   most malware will be 'hiding' somewhere , so let's run malware scans :

Further information can be found in this article :
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no

Run most or all of the listed malware scanners.
They all work differently   -   what one program doesn't pick up, the other might.

Also see : https://malwaretips.com/blogs/yahoo-toolbar-removal/

Hi ! Yahoo Search is a legitimate search engine, but you may be dealing with search.yahoo.com, which is a browser hijacker, that you will of course want to get rid of. Better safe than sorry, so : Go to the 3-bar menu (or &nbsp; 'Tools') => Addons => Extensions and look for '''any unfamiliar or suspicious looking extensions''', like e.g. : • SafeSearch Incognito • SearchAssist Incognito • File Convertor and Search Addon When you find any : remove them. Do the same in Windows' Control Panel => Programs. However : &nbsp; most malware will be 'hiding' somewhere , so let's run malware scans : Further information can be found in this article : <BR> https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no <BR> '''Run most or all of the listed malware scanners.''' <BR> They all work differently &nbsp; - &nbsp; what one program doesn't pick up, the other might. Also see : https://malwaretips.com/blogs/yahoo-toolbar-removal/