Default browser in chrome keeps changing to yahoo

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chouhan1993

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Hi, for the past few months, my chrome default browser keeps changing to yahoo by itself. I am suspecting a malware and seek help. Thanks!
 

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Hello, Welcome to MalwareTips.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.
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Let's find out what is causing this.

Download the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST).
Choose the 32 or 64 bit version for your system.
and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.
Ensure that you are in an Administrator Account
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Check the boxes as seen here:
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Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

Please attach the logs for my review.
How to attach a file to your reply:
In the Reply section in the bottom of the topic Click the "more reply Options" button.
https://deeprybka.trojaner-board.de/eset/eng/attachlogs.png

Let me know what problems persists.

Wait for further instructions

p.s.
This program is updated often.
If it's identified as suspicious by your Anti-Virus program trust it if Downloaded from the link I provided.
OR, you should restore the program from the Quarantine folder.
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chouhan1993

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May 19, 2024
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The files are attached here. Thank you for your help!
 

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nasdaq

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Hello, Welcome to MalwareTips.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.
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Please download the attached Fixlist.txt file to the same folder where the Farbar tool is running from.
The location is listed in the 3rd line of the FRST.txt log you have submitted.

Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.

The Computer will restart when the fix is completed.

It will create a log (Fixlog.txt).

Please post the Fixlog.txt and let me know what problem persists.
 

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chouhan1993

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May 19, 2024
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Seems like it. After the restart, google was the default search engine on chrome, removing yahoo. Hopefully it stays this way. Will have to ping you if it happens again. Thanks a lot for your help :)
 

nasdaq

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Hi,

Not sure if you are interested but read this page and see how you can change your default page at startup.


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