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Yahoo hijacked Google Search in Firefox

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A pop-up showed up while I was in Firefox. I thought it was from Firefox, looked official, etc., and wanted to update Flash. I continued with it only to find out it was Yahoo hijacking Google Search in Firefox. The pop-up showed up again (see image). I've tried to find out how to remove Yahoo from Google Search through Firefox where it occurred, but everything I read just sends me in circles. Hopefully, you've tacked this problem and have answers.

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Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for a good ad blocker.

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You may have ad/mal-ware. 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. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.


Whenever you get a message / popup that software / files need to be updated;

DO NOT USE ANY OF PROVIDED LINKS

While this may be a legitimate message, it could also be Malware or a Virus. Anytime you want or need to check for upgrades, go to the website of the True Owner of the program in question. For example, to check out Firefox, go to https://www.mozilla.org


You can report such a site at; http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/ Google Report Phishing Page which is the same when done while on site by going to Help > Report Web Forgery

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/legal/fraud-report/ Help us safeguard Mozilla’s trademarks by reporting misuse

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/avoid-and-report-mozilla-tech-support-scams

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Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for a good ad blocker.

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