How to remove Yahoo Search from Google Chrome

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If you keep getting redirected to Yahoo search on Google Chrome, it's time to switch from Yahoo to Google once and for all. That's how.

It's no secret that Yahoo delivers lower search results than Google. Using Yahoo as your default search engine can lead to many unproductive hours on the go. It's best to remove Yahoo Search from Google Chroma and go back to Google as your go-to search engine.

How to remove Yahoo Search from Google Chrome

Are you facing Google Chrome search engine automatically changing to yahoo? If so, some unknown trackers have detected the browsing experience in Google Chrome and are directing you to malicious sites. Find out how to fix the search engine switch from Google to Yahoo on Google Chrome.



CHANGE SEARCH ENGINE MANUALLY

If you've kept Yahoo as the default search engine in your browser, Chrome will continue to use Yahoo to answer your questions from the address bar. Time to change Yahoo to Google from Chrome settings. That's how.

  • Open Google Chrome on the desktop.
  • Select the three-dot menu at the top.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Select the search engine from the left sidebar.
  • From the search engine menu, switch to Google from Yahoo.

From the same Manage Search Engines menu, click on it and check the default search engines.

Click the More menu next to Yahoo. Select Remove from List and you're good to go without Yahoo on the Google Chrome browser.

SET GOOGLE AS YOUR HOME PAGE

Google Chrome allows you to set a specific page as the default home page in the browser. By default, it is set to open a new tab. However, you can easily change it on a specific page in the Chrome browser. That's how.



  • Go to Google Chrome on your computer and click on the More menu at the top.
  • Select Settings.
  • Select at startup from the left sidebar.
  • Click Open Specific Page or Set of Pages from the At Startup menu.
  • Type in the Google search address and close the tab.

From now on, Google Chrome will use the specific page suggested when you open a new tab.

DISABLE EXTENSIONS RELATED TO YAHOO

With hundreds of extensions at your fingertips, it's easy enough to fill your Chrome browser with dozens of extensions. Unfortunately, some may be outdated, unmaintained, or develop incompatibilities with the latest Chromium builds.

Some lesser-known extensions may contain third-party trackers that direct users to the Yahoo search engine rather than Google.

It can be difficult to pinpoint the behavior in a single extension. You need to disable / remove Yahoo extensions or all extensions from the list. That's how.

  • Open Google Chrome and go to the More menu.
  • From the Other tools section, select Extensions.
  • The Extensions menu will open.
  • Disable or remove extensions that you have no longer verified or are no longer up to date.

If possible, try removing all extensions except your password manager. From now on, you will not see any extension that will change your search engine from Google to Yahoo in the Chrome browser.


SCAN YOUR COMPUTER WITH WINDOWS SECURITY

If you're the type of person who downloads too many files from the web, your computer could be affected by malware. These bogus files also ruin your browsing experience and will keep changing the Google search engine to Yahoo in the background.

It is a difficult task to identify such files on your own. This is where Microsoft's excellent Windows security tool comes into play. You can use it and remove any malicious files from your computer.


Click on the Windows search bar and search for Windows Security. Go to Virus & threat protection from the left sidebar and run a quick scan on your computer.

Let Microsoft find and remove such files from your computer.

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