...select "Remove". Then do the same for the "Yahoo! Search" line because it may be corrupted.. Once you've removed them, then while still in the Add-Ons- Search Providers section, click on the "Find More Search Providers" link at the bottom, then find "Yahoo! Search" and add it again. See if you can now make Yahoo your default.
Hope this helps.
My computer is an eMachines with Vista OS, running IE8 browser. I have had no previous problems with IE8, but after a poweroutage this morning, when the power was restored, I began getting a Internet Explorer pop-up with the following message:
"A program on your computer has corrupted your default search provider setting for Internet Explorer.
Internet Explorer has reset this setting to your original search provider, Search (search.myheritage.com).
Internet Explorer will now open Search Settings, where you can change this setting or install more search providers."
It doesn't matter whether I click the 'OK' or click on the X to close this; a window which says Manage Add-ons at the top strip, pops up. It has a list of 4 search providers: Yahoo! Search, Google, Google Desktop and Search (which is listed as the default). I've always used Yahoo search as my default. The 'Search' is listed as #4 and has 'not available' under search suggestions. Yahoo is showing as Enabled, and Google is Disabled (which I did myself quite some time ago).
I tried to make Yahoo my default but it does not change from Search to Yahoo! Search.
This pop-up comes up on the screen every time I open a browser.
I originally thought that it was malware, and have started running scans (beginning with Avast) and will run Malware bytes and Adaware after that.
Is this a legit pop up? Or is this malware?
Any advice to get this to stop popping up will be greatly appreciated.