Browser keeps switching from Google to Yahoo

franinmuc

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Jan 29, 2019
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I can't seem to find an answer to my problem using suggestions I've found on the internet so hopefully someone here can help.

I usually use Google as my browser on Safari. Today, while doing a search, I clicked on a URL and noticed that the page I had clicked on suddenly skipped and gave me something else. Didn't think much of it.

Now, I've noticed that when I key in my search query into the URL field on Safari, it will first show a list of search results on a Google page but before I can do anything, it skips to Yahoo. To make it worse, because I live in Germany, the Yahoo page just suggests German sites first. For example, I couldn't find this site at all. Lots of other stuff kept coming up with the extension .de for Germany.

Elsewhere people have suggested:
- clearing your cache/history
- going to Preferences -> General and change homepage from Yahoo to google. It's still showing Google like before. No change.
- going to Preferences ->Extensions and deleting the extension there. I deleted the iTube Downloader which was there although I don't think that was the problem cos I've had it for about 4 days and everything was ok up till earlier today.
- look for a file called Spigot and delete it. I can't find such a file. This should come up when I search under Finder ->My MAC, right?
- look for Searchsettings.exe and delete it. No such file either.
- I've deleted the iTube Downloader file from my applications folder and also the download file.

Does anyone have any other ideas?

Many thanks!
 

franinmuc

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Original poster
Jan 29, 2019
7
3
Germany
Thanks, Keysofanxiety, for your help. Scan run and the program automatically deleted the threats but there is one left. It says Remedy Failed.
Screenshot 2019-02-10 19.28.52.png

[doublepost=1549823846][/doublepost]Ok. Since it prompted me to restart my computer, I did and now I've got my google page back. I hope the above threat where it says "Remedy Failed" is not important. Doesn't look like a threat to me.

If so, then I guess you did solve my problem. Thank you so much.
 
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