Yahoo has hijacked my Firefox browser. Running Win 7 SP1 Please help!

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dolphindive24.7

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Yahoo has hijacked my Firefox browser on my Gateway laptop. Running Win 7 SP1 Need help with step by step instructions. Please help am a novice!
 

SoggyTissue

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probably changed homepages to yahoo etc.

open firefox
right click on the top section that displays the buttons home / star favorites / - 100% + / etc / etc - not the actual buttons
select customise from the drop down list
look for a COG shaped circle called options ... drag to your bar

open options
general tab > show home page > change homepage address from yahoo to https://www.google.com or whatever you want it to be.
or press restore defaults.
search tab > change from yahoo to google

now close that whole options tab and return to main browser screen
in address bar type about:addons
extensions tab > remove yahoo
plugins tab > remove yahoo

enjoy life without yahoo.
 

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So, I use chrome so i dont really know about firefox but in chrome you can open a new page go to where u type in something in the adress bar, right click and click on edit search engines and remove yahoo. If I helped please give a upvote! -Carter
 

allieduniversal113

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If you refresh your Firefox browser the Yahoo hijack virus will be gone. Remember when you refresh all of your bookmarks will be gone. Google "refresh Firefox " for instructions.
 
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