Filezilla messed up my default search

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  1. outsider78, Dec 6, 2014
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    outsider78 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    Have a bit of a problem with my default search settings in Safari (Yosemite)

    Installed Filezilla to send some stuff up via FTP. Apparently it has changed all my default search settings in Safari and I can't seem to change it.

    Everytime I try to make a search using address bar, it redirects the search to frigging Yahoo.

    I go to Safari/Preferences/Search Engine and change it to Google, Bing, DuckDuck Go.

    It just won't work. Keeps searching with frigging Yahoo.

    Hope this screen recording makes it clear:
    http://youtu.be/oTuZlAn7hW4

    Has anyone experience the same problem? Is there a way to fix this?

    Any help is much appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. outsider78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    When you installed Filezilla, you should have read carefully what you were installing. Besides installing Filezilla, it will install 2-3 other apps and change some settings. You are given the chance to say no to each of them as long as you are paying attention to what you are doing.

    Be careful any time you install free apps.
     
  4. outsider78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks,

    Yes that was the issue unfortunately - me skipping next/yes/yes/yes

    I took FileZilla and Sourceforge's credibility for granted I suppose. Not good!
     
  5. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    If you can, always try to go to the apps home page to install. Soureforge is known for doing this to files they host.
     
  6. Korky macrumors member

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    Hi guys I need to instal FileZilla on the imac - is source forge not the right place to get this from? If not can someone kindly let me know where is?

    Thanks in advance
     
  7. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    You can still get it from Source Forge, just be careful with the instal. If you allow it to, it will install some garbage and change your search engine and other things.
     
  8. Korky macrumors member

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    Brilliant thank you
     
  9. Korky macrumors member

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    All installed from Source Forge.

    Hit 'skip' to yahoo, 'skip' to something else and only accepted the FileZilla so hopefully nothing untoward installed...
     

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