Why can't I use the Yahoo! search function? I get the following message: "Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)"
I cannot search on Yahoo! but Google works fine (inasmuch as you can trust Google)
The simplest of searches yields "Bad Request (Invalid Hostname)" on the first try. I have gone through Yahoo!'s trouble shooting process w/o results.
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I've tried all the Yahoo! help suggestions to no avail.
Clear the cache and the cookies from sites that cause problems.
"Clear the Cache":
- Tools > Options > Advanced > Network > Offline Storage (Cache): "Clear Now"
"Remove the Cookies" from sites causing problems:
- Tools > Options > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"
Yahoo search engine still doesn't work, and Google does. Other programs on my computer are:
Norton Internet Security; Norton Utilities; Verizon In-home agent; (I don't use it, but have a Verizon wireless router); Windows Explorer (I reset it but still can't use Yahoo search even though Google works fine)
I am paranoid that some how the evil Google has sabotaged Yahoo search! HELP!!!
Modified by stalav