How to remove Search.yahoo.com redirects from Mac/MacBook

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What is Search.yahoo.com?

Yahoo is a legal and well-known search engine, which have a really modern interface and powerful features, but if the default search engine on your Chrome, Safari or Firefox (for example Google.com) is constantly changing on Search.yahoo.com without your permission, then your browser on your Mac/MacBook had been infected by a hijacker or potentially unwanted software (PUP). such a fake Adobe Flash Updaters, Music Players, etc. Browser hijackers are a kind of programs that can change the default search engine (for example Google search), homepage, every new tab of a browser and blocks users access to browser settings. PUPs also can do these actions hidden. According to our users, a homepage of the browser also changes on Yahoo search. We recommend you use special software for removing Search.yahoo.com redirects from your Mac/Macbook and restore default search engine and a homepage.

Search.yahoo.com (Mac)

How Search.yahoo.com redirects start to operate on your Mac?

PUPs and hijackers might get installed together with some kind of program: many freeware installers will try to install several PUPs (potentially unwanted programs), including a browser hijacker or several, in addition to the program they were supposed to install. In that case, users can usually decline installation of extra programs if they are careful to read through everything on the installation screens and uncheck any checkboxes with captions like “set as default search engine”. You may use our instructions to remove Search.yahoo.com redirects from your Safari, Chrome or Firefox.

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MacOS versions

Also, you can try to remove Go.searchgenieo.com manually.

Step 3: Remove Search.yahoo.com redirectsfrom browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Weknow or other suspicious extensions.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Weknow or other suspicious extensions.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Weknow or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 4: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Safari:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the Safari menu.
  3. Choose Reset Safari….
  4. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Safari.

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Step 5: Remove following files and folders of Search.yahoo.com redirects:

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4 Comments

  1. This is one crazy extension. The 2 apps do not find or remove it and I cannot find it by following the above directions for the browsers. The instructions for firefox produce nothing at all.

  2. The Yahoo search app was in my applications folder but it was INVISIBLE. I FOUND IT by doing a spotlight search on my mac for “yahoo” and sure enough, up popped a yahoo search app in the applications folder. Using the spotlight search window, I selected the yahoo app and moved it to the trash, emptied the trash an restarted my computer. That seems to have taken care of it.

  3. I have gone through my applications and deleted anything that seemed suspicious, restarted my computer and still the redirect lives on. There is however an application called Top Results (it looks like spotlight search but is green). Not sure what this is but it is not allowing me to move to trash. When I try is says the application is still open. I have tried closing everything and then removing it but it still does the same thing. I have been able to remove the redirect from chrome but occasionally it reappears. Please help.

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