[On Mac] How to remove yahoo search from safari?

Nothing is more annoying than one day when you use google search and switch to yahoo search on Safari browser, today, we will show you how to remove yahoo search from safari.

As a web developer and article writer, I already faced this issue Before. From my personal experience, I provided this solution. It was a 100% working method. Must follow the steps.

◆ How to remove yahoo search from safari 2022?

If your browser keeps redirecting you to search. yahoo.com whenever you’re searching for something (and you haven’t set Yahoo yourself as your default search engine), you’ve probably there is a browser intruder on my Mac.

Browser intruders are usually in the form of browser extensions/add-ons, although sometimes they can also be apps.

Sometimes instead they just block user search queries to Google, Bing and other popular search engines and show search results on the hijacker’s search engine.

You can follow the instructions below to uninstall your browser and remove Yahoo Search from your browser.

  • Method 1:

1. You go to Safari browser> Select Preferences.

2. After visit General section, in the Homepage option you can see the URL with Yahoo.

3. Just change it to Google.(Follow below image)

4. Make sure “New windows open with” selected to Homepage.

5. Click on Search and in the Search engine it was selected to Yahoo. Now you need to change it to google.

6. Click on Up and Down arrow and select Google.

7. Visit Advanced> Proxies> Change Settings.

8. Untick the Web Proxy(HTTP) and OK.

9. After that click on Apply. It’s Done. 

  • Method 2: Instructions to delete yahoo on Safari browser

Step 1: Remove rogue apps:

  • Go to the Applications folder and delete Yahoo Search and other new and suspicious apps.
  • On Safari’s top menu, select Go  =>  Applications.
  • Drag an unwanted application into the Trash  bin.
  • Right click on the Trash and select Empty Trash.

Step 2: Remove Yahoo Search from browsers:

  • Remove Yahoo Search and other suspicious extensions, then change your browser’s homepage, new tab page, start page, and default search engine.
  • The steps to delete yahoo search on safari are as follows:
  • On the safari menu select Safari  =>  Preferences .
  • Select Extensions
  • Select the extension you want to remove and click the Uninstall button next to it.
  • Switch to the General tab
  • Choose what you want Safari to open at startup, new windows, new tabs, and home page.
  • Switch to the Search tab
  • Select the search engine you want.
  • Accomplished

◆ How to Protect Your safari browser from Yahoo Search and Other Intruders?

Install powerful anti-malware software capable of detecting and removing PUPs.

Keep your operating system, browser, and security software up to date.

Download and use uBlock Origin, Adblock, Adblock Plus or one of the similar trusted extensions to block third-party ads on websites.

Do not download software from unverified websites. You can easily download a trojan (malware that pretends to be a useful application); or some unwanted programs may be installed with the application.

When installing freeware or shareware, use caution and don’t rush the process.

◆ How is Yahoo Search installed?

On the Internet, we can find many browsers that are more or less popular – Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera. Each of them has its advantages and disadvantages. Depending on your preferences and habits, the user will in particular use one browser.

Therefore, if suddenly there is a situation where instead of the preferred search engine (almost all of us use Google), Yahoo Search appears, which the user is not used to, it is easy to understand the frustration.

When downloading free software, you can inadvertently download Yahoo along with its two tools, Yahoo Search and Yahoo Toolbar . Most often, the sudden setting of Yahoo as the default browser is related to the Yahoo search redirect virus, which quickly redirects your browser to one or more intermediary websites and then redirects you to Yahoo.

◆ FAQ’s

Q.1. How to get rid of search Yahoo com ?

  1. Click on the Start.
  2. In the opened menu, choose Settings.
  3. Click on the Instant tile.
  4. Touch Apps & features and locate Search provided by Yahoo or other suspicious program on the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it

Q.2. How to set Google as search engine on Mac?

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the search bar.
  3. In the left corner of the search bar, click the magnifying glass.
  4. Select Google.

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