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Yahoo hijacked Chrome

by malgaff / January 5, 2016 2:24 PM PST

Yahoo has taken over my Chrome browser. A Norton Ant-Virus technician couldn't fix the problem, having worked on it for an hour. What can I do to restore my Chrome homepage?

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RESET Chrome.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / January 5, 2016 2:35 PM PST
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How is on the web. Uninstalling and reinstalling won't fix it.
Dafydd.

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Speaks volumes about Norton support today.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 5, 2016 2:42 PM PST
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Re: Yahoo
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 5, 2016 2:58 PM PST
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Yahoo isn't a virus. It's a (rather) respected company. But even those rather respected companies include toolbars and settings in the setup of programs you download and install yourself. Nobody calls that a virus. Quite often it's your own choice to install it by carelessly clicking OK.

Every Flash update from Adobe (and those happen about once a month) has the option checked to install Googles Chrome. Installing Avast anti-virus has the same, as far as I remember. Imagine you forget to uncheck that option. Then Chrome becomes your default browser and you can rightly say the Google has taken over your Internet. That's more serious than adding a toolbar to a browser and changing the homepage and the default search engine as you probably allowed Yahoo to do.

Let's hope the suggestions from Dafydd and Bob help.


Kees

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restore
by mrgfarr / January 18, 2016 2:14 AM PST
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I had the same. It wasn't after any install or update. It took the homepage on chrome and firefox, and changed the internet options of the windows.
I solved this with a system restore to a point a few weeks before it happened.
Good luck

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