How to Remove Yahoo Search on Mac

IF your Mac opens Yahoo every time you try to browse the Internet, you may be infected with a computer virus.

How to get rid of the error and remove Yahoo search on your Apple Mac computer.

Yahoo redirect virus can slow down your Mac and make it unresponsive


Yahoo redirect virus can slow down your Mac and make it unresponsivePhoto credit: Getty

What is Yahoo redirect virus?

Yahoo redirect virus is a browser hijacker that forces your computer to display Yahoo as the default search engine.

That malware redirects you to Yahoo through several other websites.

These other websites then receive any advertising revenue generated from clicks on Yahoo’s website, as well as your data and internet activity.

This isn’t Yahoo’s fault, but it’s important that you prevent it to avoid damaging your Mac.

How to Remove Yahoo Search on Mac

If you want to remove this nasty malware from your Mac, follow these steps.

  1. Click the Go button in your Mac’s Finder bar at the top of the screen and choose Utilities.
  2. In Utilities, double-click Activity Monitor.
  3. Look for a process name that seems suspicious. This will be something that will seem unfamiliar.
  1. Select it and click the stop icon in the top left corner of the screen.
  2. Choose Force Quit.
  3. Click the Go button again and choose Go to Folder.
  4. Type /Library/LaunchAgents and click Go.
  5. Delete any recently added files that seem unknown to you.
  6. Repeat steps 7 and 8 for ~/Library/Application Support, ~/Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons.
  7. Click the Go button again and this time choose Applications.
  8. Delete all apps you don’t recognize.
  9. Click the Apple menu and choose System Preferences.
  10. Click Users & Groups, and then click Login Items.
  11. Select the unknown item and click the minus button to delete it.
  12. Finally, select Profiles in System Preferences and click the minus button to delete all suspicious looking user profiles.

These steps will eliminate the underlying cause of the virus, but you still need to delete it from your browser afterwards.

How to disable Yahoo search in Safari

  1. Open Safari and click on the Safari menu at the top of the screen.
  2. Select Settings and click on the Advanced tab.
  3. Check the “Show developer menu in the menu bar” box.
  4. From the Safari menu, click the Develop button and choose Clear Caches.
  5. Then select History from the Safari menu and click Clear History.
  6. Select “All History” and then select “Clear History” again.
  7. In Safari Preferences, click Privacy and then click Manage Website Data.
  8. Click Remove All – note that this will sign you out of some services.
  9. Restart Safari.

How to Remove Yahoo Search in Chrome

  1. Open Chrome and click the three dots at the top right of the screen next to your Chrome profile.
  2. Select Settings and then Advanced.
  1. Scroll down to the Reset Settings section and click Reset Settings in the pop-up window.
  2. Restart Chrome. How to Remove Yahoo Search on Mac

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