Yahoo intruded and set itself as default search, even though Google was and is still listed as default.
Yahoo intruded and functions as default search, even though Google has been and is still designated as default in the settings. I removed Yahoo from the list of 1-click browsers, but that didn't affect its unwanted function as default search. This began out of the blue several days ago, and I have no idea how. I dislike Yahoo in general and have not been on that site. I'm getting really frustrated!
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hi, thank you for the report - there seems to be an increase in malware addons recently that force yahoo search upon users against their will. could you enter about:support into the address bar of firefox, then copy the text contents of that page, paste it to a site like https://dpaste.com/ and provide the link here in a reply?
Thanks for your reply! But I haven't been able to get anything on about:support -- sorry! I tried a number of times, in the address bar and the search bar, and only got blank new pages. (I'm an older generation user - over 70 - and don't carry in my head the experience and assumptions you do, unfortunately.) I did copy down the full address that came into the address bar when I ran a search for "Firefox," just in case anything there might be helpful. It does show the Yahoo intrusion from the beginning, even though I was searching from my Firefox homepage. Here's the address on dpaste: https://dpaste.com/2HRHFEJFP#
Also, if it means anything, I already ran a full scan by my security, ESET, which found nothing.
thank you, can you try to get into about:support when you launch firefox in safe mode once to provide a log?
great, can you try (in safemode again) to go to the firefox menu ≡ > add-ons > extensions panel and remove the "New Custom Tab" entry there to see if this can make difference? *fingers crossed*
Done -- that one wasn't even hard to find! I may not get back to this tonight -- I've got other stuff I need to do, and I want to go back and try this fix when I have time if I need it. I'll post back to this page before the day is out tomorrow, and hopefully it will just be to thank you.