How to remove Yahoo Search from Mac

Why do I have Yahoo Search as my search engine?

Yahoo Search – is a legitimate search engine, that may be convenient and proper search for some users. However, if you have Yahoo search engine in your browser as a default and you don’t remember installing it, then you have malicious software on your Mac. As we already mentioned, Yahoo is a legitimate search, but some users find it annoying and disturbing that they can’t choose search engine on their own. Here is the main point of this issue – you can’t change your search engine back to one of your choice, as Yahoo search will keep coming back. A lot of Mac users have this problem right now. The trouble spot of this problem is a malware, that would ignore any changes you make in your browser and roll your search back to Yahoo. In this simple guide you may learn how to remove Yahoo Search redirect from Mac.

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How to remove Yahoo Search from your computer?

In order to remove Yahoo Search redirect from your Mac, you may use CleanMyMac. This tool is able to uninstall applications with all the leftovers and related files.

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How to remove Yahoo Search manually

Step 1: Remove Yahoo Search from Control Panel

In order to get rid of Yahoo Search, first thing you need to do is to uninstall malicious program from your computer. When removing Yahoo Search, try to find suspicious recently installed programs and delete them too, as it’s pretty common that any malware comes with some other unwanted programs.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder.
  2. Select Applications in the Finder menu.
  3. Search for Yahoo Search or Yahoo Search Uninstaller, then choose it and follow instructions.
  4. Drag malicious application from the Applications folder to the Trash.

Step 2: Remove Yahoo Search from browsers

Once you’ve uninstalled the application, remove Yahoo Search from your web browser. You need to search for recently-installed suspicious add-ons and extensions.


  1. Open Safari
  2. Choose Safari menu.
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Search for suspicious and unknown extensions that may be related to Yahoo Search.
  5. Choose Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Choose Tools.
  4. Select Extensions.
  5. Search for Yahoo Search.
  6. Select the trash can icon to remove it.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Select Yahoo Search.
  4. Choose Disable or Remove option.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Choose Manage Add-ons option.
  4. Click Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Next select Disable Yahoo Search.
  6. Choose More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

To be sure that there is nothing left behind, we recommend you to reset your browser. It will restore your browser settings to default.

Reset browser setting in Safari:

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

Reset browser settings 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.

Reset browser settings in Mozilla Firefox:

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

Reset browser settings in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Got to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

There are all the manual instructions that will help you to find Yahoo Search and remove it on your computer. The most effective method to get rid of Yahoo Search is to perform the manual removal instructions and then use any automatic tool. The manual method will weaken the malicious program and the program will remove it.

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