Yahoo took over my chrome search engine

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Jun 5, 2024
Please help me!

I keep getting redirected to yahoo when I try to search somthing up in google. I have tried many things such as, uninstalling chrome extensions, resting settings, deleting cookies and history, switch the search engine to, deleting the yahoo seach engine and nothing works. I don't know if I have a corrupt file all the file names are jiberish. I thought about unistalling and reinstalling the chrome app, but it wont let me. Keeps saying their are chrome windows open and must be closed before uninstalling, but all are closed.

Thank You
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Nov 5, 2019
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.

I need more information so that I can givle you sound advice.

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:

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.

Let me know what problems persists.

Wait for further instructions

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.
if the download was from the site I provided you should restore the program from the Quarantine folder. It's SAFE.
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