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google redirecting to yahoo! RRS feed

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  • Every time on Google chrome or explorer my search engine (google) keeps redirecting to yahoo! I searched this problem up and people have said searchsettings.exe or spigot, but I haven't found that on my laptop. I have also tried deleting and reinstalling both programs

    If you can help, thanks!


    • Edited by gelly200 Thursday, October 29, 2015 9:35 PM
    Thursday, October 29, 2015 9:28 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    It seems that your PC got the redirect virus. I suggest you follow the steps to fix it.

    1. Try to disable the 3<sup>rd</sup> party add-ons to check the issue, especially the add-ons about search engine.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/manage-add-ons#ie=ie-11

    If it doesn’t work, you need to reset Internet Explorer.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/reset-ie-settings#ie=ie-11

    2. Scan the virus in safe mode. For one possibility, the virus file pretends the normal file in folders. In this condition, you need to delete it manually. Just open “Task Manager”, find if any 3<sup>rd</sup> party .exe file is running in the process list. If it exists, right click it and open this file location, then you can delete the exe file.

    Good luck to fix it.

    Best Regards

    Simon


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    Tuesday, November 3, 2015 1:46 AM