Remove Yahoo search engine from Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari (Mac)? Yahoo search engine is a legitimate search engine, such as Bing.
However, this search.yahoo.com search engine is installed by multiple types of ad-focused software. In addition, Yahoo is often installed without the user’s knowledge, why?
Yahoo, like Google, uses ads to generate revenue. Yahoo allows advertisers to purchase ad space. This Yahoo ad space is filled once a user performs a specific search that includes the buyer’s keywords.
If the user’s keywords match the keywords purchased by the advertiser, then the ad space in the Yahoo search engine is filled. The ultimate reason specific software replaces the search engine in the web browser to Yahoo is the advertising space.
When the Yahoo user clicks on one of the ads displayed between the Yahoo search results, the money is made for the developer of the software that installed the Yahoo search engine in your web browser. Unfortunately, the installation of the Yahoo search engine in the web browser is often done without the user’s consent.
The computer user usually does not notice the Yahoo search engine until searches from the address bar in the web browser are performed. The browser then redirects the user’s search to search.yahoo.com.
It is also possible that the user has installed Yahoo itself and simply wants to replace Yahoo with another search engine such as Google, DuckDuckGo, or Bing.
How to remove Yahoo search engine from browser? I will give you several tips to remove Yahoo as a search engine in your web browser in this article.
In addition to removing Yahoo, it is also advisable to check your computer for an adware program. Yahoo is regularly installed by adware without the computer user’s knowledge.
Remove Yahoo from Google Chrome
Uninstall Yahoo browser extension
Open the Google Chrome browser. In the menu (top right three vertical dots) open More tools and then Extensions.
Check the installed browser extensions. First, make sure you check all browser extensions. Then, click on the Details button to display the permissions of the browser extension. This way, you can check if a browser extension replaces your web browser’s home page or redirects the browser searches through the Yahoo search engine.
If you are unsure, disable all browser extensions by clicking on the blue slider right next to the delete button. If you have found the browser extension then click on Uninstall.
Proceed to the next step.
Change Yahoo search engine in Google Chrome
Go back to the Google Chrome settings. In the “Search Engine” section, click on Manage search engines.
Under default search engines, click on the three vertical dots next to the search engine Google, click on Set as default.
Similarly, click Yahoo and select Remove from the list.
Return to the Google Chrome settings. Then, change the setting in the search engine menu: The search engine used in the address bar to Google instead of Yahoo.
If all goes well, Yahoo has now been removed from Google Chrome. However, suppose you are still bothered by Yahoo in Google Chrome. In that case, I recommend checking the computer for adware with Malwarebytes to remove Yahoo adware.
Remove Yahoo from Firefox
Remove Yahoo add-on
Open the Firefox browser. In the browser’s address bar, type the following: about:addons.
The add-ons settings in Firefox will now open. Check the installed add-ons. Make sure you check all Firefox add-ons. Then, click on Details to display the permissions of the add-on. This way, you can check if an add-on replaces your Firefox home page or redirects the browser via the Yahoo search engine.
If you are not sure, disable all add-ons in Firefox by clicking the blue slider to the right of Remove. For example, if you have found the add-on responsible for Yahoo in Firefox, then click Remove.
Remove Yahoo search engine in Firefox
In the Firefox menu, click Options or type the following in the Firefox address bar: about:preferences. The Firefox settings will now open.
Click on Search and Change the default search engine to Google instead of Yahoo.
On the left side of the menu, click Home. Change the home page and new window to the Firefox home page (default) or a custom URL.
If an add-on manages the home page and new tab (see image) disable it.
Suppose you are still bothered by Yahoo in Firefox. In that case, I recommend checking your computer for adware with Malwarebytes to remove Yahoo from Firefox.
Remove Yahoo from Safari (Mac)
Remove Yahoo extension in Safari
Open the Safari browser. Click on Safari in the top left corner and click on Preferences in the menu. Open the extensions tab.
Check all the extensions and disable extensions were necessary to check if they set the Yahoo search engine in Safari on your Mac.
Change Yahoo home page in Safari (Mac)
Go to the General tab. Change the start page to a start page of your choice.
Remove Yahoo search engine in Safari (Mac)
Go to the Search tab. Change the Search Engine from Yahoo to Google or another search engine.
I hope this has helped you remove Yahoo from Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Thank you for reading!