How to Remove Yahoo Search Redirect?

If your search queries are redirected through Yahoo Search, it means that a browser hijacker has been installed on your device. However, Yahoo Search is not a browser hijacker and it is not malicious in any way. Malware will change your web browser settings and Yahoo Search will be displayed. Cybercriminals are now using Yahoo Search to create revenue from each search. When a Yahoo Search browser hijacker is installed on your computer, your browser’s search queries are redirected through Yahoo’s website. You have to be careful while installing software. You will be prompted for optional installations as well. Ensure to install only the required software.

Remove Yahoo Search Redirect

Fix: Removing Yahoo search redirects from Windows

  • Open the Settings window and click Apps.
  • Go to the Apps and Features window and select the malicious software.
  • Click on the program to highlight it and select the Uninstall button.
  • Now, continue with the on-screen instructions to remove the program.
  • If the issue persists, reset your web browser settings to the original defaults.
  • Resetting your browser settings will reset the unwanted changes caused by installing other programs.
  • If you are using a Chrome browser, click on the Menu icon and select Settings.
  • Click on the More icon and click Settings from the list.
  • Now, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Advanced button.
  • Choose the Reset settings to their original defaults option.
  • Scroll down until you see the Reset and clean up section, then click Reset settings to their original defaults.
  • Select the Reset Settings option.
  • When a confirmation dialog appears, click on the Reset Settings button.
  • Most probably, your Remove Yahoo Search Redirect issue will now be fixed.

Solved: Removing Yahoo search redirects from Mac

  • First, launch the System Preferences window and click on the Profiles icon.
  • Select the suspicious profile you want to remove, click on the ‘– ‘ icon. Click on the Remove button.
  • If you see any suspicious icon on the menu bar, click on it and select the Quit option.
  • Open the Finder app and select Applications.
  • Locate and remove the malicious app.
  • When the Applications screen appears, scroll down until you locate the malicious app.
  • Right-click on it and select the Move to Trash option from the displayed list.
  • Right-click on the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
  • Click on the Go menu and select the Go to Folder option from the displayed list.
  • Now, enter the below paths in the Go to Folder dialog box. Hit Enter after typing each command.
  • /Library/LaunchAgents
  • ~/Library/LaunchAgents
  • /Library/Application Support
  • /Library/LaunchDaemons
  • Locate any suspicious file and sent it to the Trash folder.
  • Now, go back to the Preferences window and select the General section.
  • Navigate to Extensions and uninstall Yahoo Search extensions. Click on the Uninstall button.

You have now successfully removed the Yahoo search redirects from your Mac.