I now suddenly have Yahoo! as my default search engine but it does not appear in Preferences anywhere - google is still set as my default browser.
Searching the computer didn't find yahoo anywhere either. Mac OS 10.11.6
Modified by alnus53
Fred, I did have one add-on hotspotshield vpn which I had discounted as a nuisance because I have had this for a long time with no problems. Having removed that yahoo has now also disappeared.Read this answer in context 0
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- Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.11; rv:64.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/64.0
Type about:addons<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; (<Control> [Mac=<Command>] <Shift> A)
Remove SafeSearch, SearchAssist Incognito, FileConverter Addon, SearchLock, DiscreteSearch, WebSearch, Findwide Search Engine
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.
Thanks Fred, but I had seen this suggestion before and tried it. I have NO add-ons and none of these programs appear in "Applications". Maybe easiest is to uninstall Firefox and re-install it. What do you think?
Fred, I did have one add-on hotspotshield vpn which I had discounted as a nuisance because I have had this for a long time with no problems. Having removed that yahoo has now also disappeared.
That was very good work. Well done. Please flag your last post as Solved Problem so others will know.
Check its settings and contact their support.