How to get rid of Yahoo search engine on Google Chrome?

To get rid of yahoo search engine, the user has to follow the below guidelines.

Detail information of these five solutions are given below


Disable yahoo search engine on Chrome

Users can simply disable yahoo search engine from Chrome by following simple image-based steps mentioned below:

  • Open Google chrome, and click on the “three dots” icon at the top right of the screen, also known as Customize and control Google Chrome.
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  • Go to the Settings.
  • Scroll down, under Search engine select “Google“.
  • Click “Manage search engines” and write “Yahoo” in the search bar.
  • Once you see Yahoo’s URL; click on the three dots and select “Remove from list” as shown in the image below.

Disable chrome extension

Some extension does not update in auto mode which can create issues in Chrome. And sometimes it is not easy to find the extension that creates the issue. In this case, we would recommend you to disable all the extensions and enable them one by one according to your requirement.

Steps to disable chrome extension

  • Open Chrome and click on three dots as mentioned in image below.
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  • Click on More tools and then Extensions.
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  • Now disable all the extensions using the toggle option as shown below in the image.
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We would like to inform you that our team has also published a solution blog for removing Yahoo Powered on your default browser, click here to read.


Reset Google Chrome

Resetting Google chrome will help users to remove yahoo search from Chrome; to reset your Google Chrome, follow below mentioned steps: –

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  • Go to the Settings.
  • Scroll down, and go to the bottom of the screen; click on the Advanced.
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  • Go to the last option, “Restore settings to their original defaults”.
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  • Now, click on the “Restore settings”.
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Note: This action will disable all extensions, reset chrome settings and chrome shortcuts; it will also delete temporary site data and cookies. However saved passwords, history and bookmarks will not be affected by this action.


Scan with Windows Defender

MS Windows defender is an inbuilt service of Microsoft Windows that helps in scanning malware,virus,spyware and removes them automatically.. Follow below steps to perform the action.

  • Open Run option using command Windows + R button.
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  • Now, type “ms-settingswindowssecurity” in the command box, and click “Ok”.
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  • Go to the “Update & Security”.
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  • Click on the “Windows Security”.
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  • Click on the “Virus & threat protection”.
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  • Now, click “Quick scan” option.
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Uninstall Yahoo program

To uninstall the recent installed yahoo program from your PC follow below mentioned steps:.

  • Open Run command using Windows  + R button on the keyboard.
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  • Now, type “appwiz.cpl” and click “OK” button.
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  • Enter “Search Provided by Yahoo” in the search box.
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  • Double click on Search Provided by Yahoo, and uninstall the programme.
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Note: If you are not able to find “Search Provided by Yahoo” then look through the programs and check anything by the name of “Yahoo Search”

The above mentioned five solutions will help anyone achieving the goal; in the next section, we have provided reasons as to why Yahoo search pops on Google.


What are the reasons behind yahoo search pop-up on Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox?

Mostly due to following reasons Yahoo search pop-up on Google Chrome:

Malware: – Malware is one of the prime reasons behind the issue, if your PC or Mac book is affected from malware then there are chances of facing these issues.

Unwanted Changes: – If the user has shared his PC with colleagues or batch mate, then there are chances that they might have changed default setting of Google chrome and selected Yahoo as a search engine.

Random App installation: – If user installs any random apps using multiple web browsers, then Potentially Unwanted Applications might take access of the device and change browser settings.

Browser Extension: – Browser extension adds valuable features to your work desk; however, it can malfunction. If your system automatically install extensions, then it may be the reason for the Yahoo search pop-up.

Wrapping up: – In this article, we have provided information for users who are searching internet to find steps on “How to disable Yahoo search on Chrome or how to get rid of Yahoo search”; moreover, we have also mentioned the Yahoo search issues with solutions. By following the blog users can easily fix “Yahoo hijackers” issue from Chrome browser.


FAQ’s

Why is Yahoo search on my Chrome?

If your default search engine keeps changing from Google, Bing to Yahoo, then it may be possible your computer is affected with malware.

How do I permanently remove Yahoo search from Chrome?

Follow steps below to permanently remove Yahoo search from Chrome:
 
* Open Chrome and click on the “three dots” button available on the right-top of the screen.
* Go to the Settings.
* Scroll down and find a Search engine; you can also search it by entering on the search bar.
* Select Google from the Menu. 
* Now, go to the Manage search engine.
* Search Yahoo in the search bar given there.
* Once you got Yahoo’s URL; Click on the three dots, select “Remove from List”.

Why does my search engine keep changing to Yahoo?

If you are automatically redirected to a Yahoo search page on Chrome, then your PC may have malware.

How to disable yahoo search on Chrome?

To disable yahoo search on Chrome, follow the below instructions.

* Open Google Chrome, and click on the “three dots’ ‘ icon in the right top of the screen, which is also known as Customize and Google Chrome.
* Go to the Settings.
* Scroll down and find a Search engine; you can also search it by entering on the search bar.
* Select Google from the Menu.