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FIREFOX: How to remove annoying Yahoo search engine?
hey guys, i just installed a couple programs and now whenever i open a new tab in firefox, yahoo search pops up. i tried removing it from the right side under 'manage search engines' and i removed yahoo, but i can't get rid of this annoying yahoo search whenever i open a new tab.
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14-Sep-2011, 09:52 PM #2
Look in your FF Add-ons. If you have a Yahoo toolbar there, disable or reove it.

Secondly, look in Add/Remove Programs and see what you have there related to Yahoo toolbars
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15-Sep-2011, 01:04 AM #3
i just checked 'add ons' and there's nothing there related to yahoo.
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15-Sep-2011, 07:46 AM #4
There are a lot of programs that during the install process will offer a Google/Yahoo toolbar/search engine if you don't take the time to read each window carefully during the install process so you can deselect/opt out of it.

It's my guess you let one slip by you.

You may need to use HiJackThis to get rid of the Yahoo-related entries.

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15-Sep-2011, 09:52 AM #5
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i just checked 'add ons' and there's nothing there related to yahoo.
Did you also look in Add/Remove Programs?
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15-Sep-2011, 12:17 PM #6
Where did you search for the related addon? Go to Tools > Addons > Extentions
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Did you also look in Add/Remove Programs?
yep. i checked extensions as well, but there's no mention of it.

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15-Sep-2011, 09:02 PM #8
Sounds like Yahoo is set to be one of your home pages.
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homepage is set to google.com
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16-Sep-2011, 12:02 AM #10
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homepage is set to google.com
Then the default search engine might be set to yahoo
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16-Sep-2011, 12:06 AM #11
Have a look in here to set the default search engine

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16-Sep-2011, 09:20 PM #12
ok, i restarted ff and now it's gone.

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16-Sep-2011, 11:21 PM #13
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ok, i restarted ff and now it's gone.

thanks guys
Just "restarting" will never overcome an issue that which had for several days. What you did?
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