How to remove yahoo search from chrome/ firefox

I am writing this article to help you delete Yahoo Search. This Yahoo Search removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Unauthorized changes in Browser Settings are always a bad sign. If your site, as well as the search engine options, has been replaced by Yahoo Search, it means that you have a browser hijacker in your hand. Parasites will infect all browsers that you have on your computer and will change their settings for profit. At first, you will think that you are only forced to use Yahoo search. But if you look closely, you will find that it is an invalid search engine, but not the adjusted version.

The hijacker is programmed to manipulate the appearance of ads that will be adjusted according to the web data that has been stolen from you. Personal information such as browsing history and search results easily get obtained by hijackers, thus creating interesting content for ads that users are more likely to click on. The more clicks you make, the more parasitic profits will bring to the page that will promote and the creator. The hijacker is also known for installing shady applications and toolbars in the browser, without the need for user permission.

Browser hijackers often lurk behind dubious links and advertisements, fake updates, spam emails and attachments, freeware, and torrent files. To ensure that you don’t fall into such a dangerous trap, you need to be diligent and pay attention to what you do online. Hackers rely on naivete and perseverance, to trick you into falling into their trap. You need to know that the hijacker is not attacking them themselves.

To infect the browser, the hijacker needs you to provide them with their own access. One way to avoid this is to choose a Custom / advanced installation if possible. This will allow you to see if there is any optional installation that is usually hidden from you if you quickly install it instead. If additional software is available, we strongly recommend that you delete it, because that is the possibility of disguised malware.

Browser hijackers won’t be taken lightly. They are nothing but dangerous. You will get nothing by looking after them. As soon as you detect the presence of malware like that, you need to immediately delete it from your computer, before it can do damage. The longer you allow it to stay, the worse. The number of ads that will continue to grow with each day, quickly overloading the browser by promoting content that will struggle to display, such as growing in numbers.

At some point, the browser will not only start crashing but can stop working altogether. Not to mention the dangers that might hide behind advertisements, which can lead to sources with questionable security. After all, parasites are paid to display advertisements, not to verify them. To regain control of your browser, you need to act against this annoying parasite! Wasting time and following our instructions detailed below, so you can get rid of this hijacker from your PC.

Yahoo Search Removal

STEP-1Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to step 2. If you don’t know how to do it, here’s how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millennium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first information screen appears, start repeatedly pressing the F8 key. Then select Safe Mode with the network from the selection.
Safe Mode with Networking
for Windows 8 / 8.1
click the Start button, then click Control Panel-> System and Security-> Administrative Tools-> system configuration.
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or press the power button.
win10 safemode 1
while keeping the Shift key pressed, click or press Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Following are the steps that you must follow to permanently delete from the browser:

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on the right-hand corner, click Add-ons, hit the following extension.
firefox extensions
look for suspicious or unknown extensions, delete them all.

Remove from Chrome:

Open Chrome, click the chrome menu icon in the top right corner -> More Tools -> extension . There, identify malware and select the icon-chrome-trash ( Delete ).
chrome extensions

delete from Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE icon in the upper right corner of the gear-> Manage Add-on.
ie gear
find a dangerous add-on. Delete it by pressing Disable.


Right-click on the browser shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after .exe “in the Target box.

ff shortcut


Open Control Panel by holding Win key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, and then click OK.


here, finding one of the programs you have no intention of installing and uninstalling it.


run Task Manager by right-clicking on the Taskbar and selecting Start Task Manager.

task manager

look closely at the file name and description of the process that is running. If you find a suspicious one, search on Google for the name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find the malware process, right-click and select End task.


Config MS is open by holding Win key and R together. Type msconfig and press Enter.


Go to the Startup tab and uncheck the entry that has “Unknown” as the manufacturer.

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