yahoo is appearing in all browsers and I do not know how to get rid of it

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by jdaniel, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. jdaniel macrumors 65816

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    I have checked extensions and all my browsers are set to google I am sure it is some malware but I have no idea how to get rid of it. SOMEONE HELP ME PLS. this is happening to chrome, firefox safari etc
     
  2. Dwayne82 macrumors member

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    Scan your mac with Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
    It's free and should get rid of your problem.
    Personally, i scan my rMB every month, just to be sure ;-)
     
  3. jdaniel thread starter macrumors 65816

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    scan deleted what it found but problem still there
     
  4. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Reboot your Mac and hold down the shift key right after the tone until the logo appears. This will prevent applications from starting automatically. Check Malwarebytes again. In addition, you might want to check out DetectX as well.
     
  5. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    Malwarebytes will remove files but it does not reset your preference for search. You need to reset in browser preferences. Check out duckduckgo. It doesn't follow you.
     
  6. midniter macrumors regular

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    I believe you have downloaded the wrong copy of the browsers.
    Try un-installing the browser and install it from the genuine website.

    Also check if you have some extension that is not supposed to be there
     
  7. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    If you have used already Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac, checked the browsers for unknown/unused extensions and no result, then you have one choice, to clean your device manually. Use for that purpose EasyFind. Check all the found entries and delete those associated with your problem.
     
  8. jdaniel thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'll try this easyfind thing thanks !
     

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