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For some unknown reason, I keep getting the Yahoo Answer Browser, which is not installed on my linux system.

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Whenever I end up browsing online with Firefox, from time to time, Yahoo Answer crops up with no warning and is not even installed on my system nor is it an add-on, I am wondering if Yahoo Answer Browser is actually a virus interfering with peoples experience online and if it is being deliberately done by those who run Yahoo. As it has hampered me on many occasions with the research I am doing. Asking me to sign up for a network I quit over 10 Years ago of the problems it caused back then, its also why I switched to Mozilla Firefox, which is much more stable.

https://uk.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrIRlnFD35asAUAIZZ3Bwx.?p=help+on+getting+rid+of+unwanted+Yahoo+Answers+Browser&fr2=sb-top&hspart=ddc&hsimp=yhs-linuxmint&type=__alt__ddc_linuxmint_com.

This is why I feel Yahoo Answer has become an internet virus, it is everywhere where you do not need it.

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Hi,

Firefox is a browser - Yahoo is a search engine.

As you obviously do not want Yahoo to be your default search engine, you can change the setting here :

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-your-default-search-settings-firefox

'Hope that works for you  !

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Which search engine have you set in "about:preferences#search" ?

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Firefox 57 is my set preference. With Linuxmint/start/Sonya as the operating systems own preference. I have no other set. This is why I feel Yahoo Answer is a Virus trying to disrupt my system. As it is not set, plus it is also a browser that is blocked by this systems Blocker Program.

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Chosen Solution

Hi,

Firefox is a browser - Yahoo is a search engine.

As you obviously do not want Yahoo to be your default search engine, you can change the setting here :

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-your-default-search-settings-firefox

'Hope that works for you  !