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Yahoo! hijacks my search settings.
Every time I close Firefox on my laptop and reopen it Yahoo! is my default search engine. Every time it happens I remove Yahoo! and change my default to Google. I have zero extensions or add-ons that are connected to Yahoo!, I have attempted changing my homepage (it didn't work); I need to know exactly what settings, extensions, or add-ons that I have to uninstall or change to keep this from happening. I have attempted using other answers to this issue and none of those answers have helped.
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Even though Yahoo is a legitimate search engine, you may be dealing with search.yahoo.com Redirect virus, malware that you will of course want to get rid of.
Go to the 3-bar menu (or 'Tools') => Addons => Extensions and look for any unfamiliar or suspicious looking extensions.
When you find any : remove them.
Do the same in your system's Control Panel.
However : most malware will be 'hiding' somewhere , so let's run malware scans :
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. They all work differently - what one program doesn't pick up, the other might.