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#1 saladfork

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 12:51 PM

Nearly everytime I use my default search engine Yahoo I am redirected (hijacked) to Google, :flowers: which I loath, or to some other random search engine. I have looked all over for a solution to no avail, AAAUUUGGGHHH! :trumpet: This just began happening a week ago out of the blue, and as far as I can determine I did nothing to bring it on. Woh is me. :inlove: Thank you in advance for any input you may have. :thumbsup:

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 01:48 PM

What browser do you use?
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#3 arcman

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 01:57 PM

Is it being redirected through Yahoo's main webpage or is this something entered through a toolbar? I assume it's on Internet Explorer, I'd like to know what would happen if you did a search through another browser (Firefox, Opera, etc.) If that works normally then the search is probably being redirected through a browser addon, possibly something like Google toolbar. Those can be removed using a tool like HijackThis.

You could also check your hosts file and make sure the yahoo name domain isn't being redirected to Google's IP.
Your hosts file can be viewed by going to Start > Run and entering:
NOTEPAD.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\etc\HOSTS
A clean hosts file should look like this:

# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#	  102.54.94.97	 rhino.acme.com		  # source server
#	   38.25.63.10	 x.acme.com			  # x client host

127.0.0.1	   localhost

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 02:56 PM

Take a look and follow along:

http://windows.about.com/od/usinginternete...efault_sear.htm

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