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Yahoo Search has hijacked Googe

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Google search returns yahoo results. I've searched your site for solutions and found and tried several. Specifically, the one below mentions checking your add-ons. When I click "add-on" or "extensions" it returns a blank page. It has never done that before. I cannot see any of my extensions and I've even tried about:addons and still a blank page. I have checked all my other settings and my default search engine is Google. I have ran Malwarebytes (pro version), and it didn't find anything. On a side note, this is not happening on Chrome. I love Firefox and do not want to go back to Chrome but may need to if I can't get it figured out. Any other suggestions as to why I wouldn't be able to see my add-on's/extensions. Thanks!


Search Hijack

In the extreme case, when you type your query in the address bar and the top line of the drop-down says "Search with Google" you may get results on a different site. Check your add-ons as described earlier in this thread.

Google search returns yahoo results. I've searched your site for solutions and found and tried several. Specifically, the one below mentions checking your add-ons. When I click "add-on" or "extensions" it returns a blank page. It has never done that before. I cannot see any of my extensions and I've even tried about:addons and still a blank page. I have checked all my other settings and my default search engine is Google. I have ran Malwarebytes (pro version), and it didn't find anything. On a side note, this is not happening on Chrome. I love Firefox and do not want to go back to Chrome but may need to if I can't get it figured out. Any other suggestions as to why I wouldn't be able to see my add-on's/extensions. Thanks! Search Hijack In the extreme case, when you type your query in the address bar and the top line of the drop-down says "Search with Google" you may get results on a different site. Check your add-ons as described earlier in this thread.

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hi, unfortunately this sounds like an issue caused by adware/malware. please try to launch firefox in safemode once, then go to the firefox menu ≡ > add-ons > extensions panel & remove any suspicious entries (things that you have not installed intentionally, don't know what purpose they serve, toolbars, etc).

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