Isn’t it frustrating when you search something in Google but it automatically redirects to Yahoo search results? If you’ve experienced this, follow the steps below to prevent Yahoo search redirect in Google Chrome.
Many users, at some point, may have had their default search engine suddenly changed from Google search to Yahoo.
The issue here is not with Yahoo but a malicious app which is hidden and affecting your browser. These apps are called Potentially Unwanted Programs/Apps or browser hijakers.
You may have downloaded a browser hijacker from a ‘harmless’ site, through ads or from a browser extension.
Steps to remove browser hijackers in Google Chrome
This is an easy method to remove browser hijackers that you may have installed through a Chrome extension.
Google Chrome extensions allow users to customize their browsing experience but may also serve as a way for malware to infect your browser.
(Check out 5 Chrome extensions you should try here)
The best way to remove the browser hijacker is to disable/remove your extensions one by one;
- Open Chrome, click on the button (top right corner at the end of the search bar) or search for chrome://extensions
2. Click on More Tools, then click on Extensions
3. Disable all extensions
If you want to identify the offending extension, disable each extension one after the other while checking to see if your searches have been restored.
Follow this method to remove the browser hijacker and restore your searches to Google.
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