Safari Default Search Engine?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eyedoc_00, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. eyedoc_00 macrumors regular

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    I can not get google to be the default search engine. I have google marked as the default search engine in preferences. Yahoo search engine keeps coming up. I have deleted the safari plist file in the library under preferences. I have restarted safari and the computer multiple times and yahoo is still the search engine being used. Any thoughts?
    Thanks.
     
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  3. eyedoc_00 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, twice. It says google search in the url field and when you type in something to search it searches and brings up yahoo as the search engine, not google.
    Thanks.
     
  4. eyedoc_00 thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. delongt82 macrumors newbie

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    Same problem, can't fix!

    I am experiencing the exact same problem with Safari defaulting to Yahoo. I have tried multiple "fixes", including disabling the extensions. I have reset Safari, made sure my defaults in preferences are Google, cleared my history, etc... . I would REALLY, really appreciate some advice!
     
  6. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Did you try removing the preferences file as said above ?
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Some adware can hijack the default search engine like that. Try running this adware scanner and see if it finds anything.
     

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