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#1 PGHinBKK

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 12:12 PM

Is there any way to dis-associate my intended search-site of 'Altavista.com' from the disgusting overbearing site Yahoo!  ?

 

 When I type in a request for Altavista.com, I get a screen hosted by Yahoo. I DO NOT WANT YAHOO! as my homepage.  My homepage shows as being set to altavista.com, yet this irritating yahoo! site shows up each time.

 

I went through this whole thing just a month ago when my homepage had been hijacked by an unscrupulous Chinese (pardon the redundancy) company  to go to their site th.hao123.....now I have the whole issue over again.....

 

I've tried the crucial step that enabled me to find the source of the problem with that DISGUSTING CHINESE site (i.e. going into Firefox 'PROPERTIES',and seeing there the nauseating CHINESE 'hao' suffix parasitically attached to the end of my intended homepage's site)...but this one doesn't show up there...

 

Can these corporate twins be separated?


Edited by PGHinBKK, 20 July 2013 - 04:17 PM.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:31 PM

AltaVista is no longer, it is shut down. Since Yahoo owned it, you need to find an alternative or live with Yahoo. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/yahoo-shuts-down-internet-relic-altavista-182236062.html

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:30 PM

AltaVista is no longer, it is shut down. Since Yahoo owned it, you need to find an alternative or live with Yahoo. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/yahoo-shuts-down-internet-relic-altavista-182236062.html  

 

Wow. RIP Altavista.  That was my favorite search-engine. No crap, no spam, no ads, nice and fast and clean. You're right, I'll have to find something similar to use instead. Do you have any suggestions? Anything similar to Altavista?    

 

Thank you, Animal.


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:27 AM

Animal, on second thought, I realized that my request my have put you in a difficult situation for a moment, since you probably are not allowed to 'endorse' one particular site or other. Sorry if I caused you a moment's frustration. I'll just live with the Yahoo &^%$#@

 

After all, as I frequently tell my students..one must retain one's perspective. When one begins to get impatient with the internet, with all its incredible resources and wealth of info that's floating around out there for free, then one must step back and simply appreciate what one has in the first place...even if it takes a few extra seconds or keystrokes.

 

Thanks for all your help and for (perhaps inadvertently) providing me with a gentle reminder of this fact.


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 02:43 PM

You're quite welcome on behalf of the Bleeping Computer community. I generally don't endorse singular applications. This for two reasons, one being our needs are likely quite different. Two because there are choices to be made when it comes to applications. I would rather the user experience all that the wonderful web has to offer, to expose them to choices. As opposed to making a suggestion that possibly reduces the exposure to a better product than they were using.

Thank you for understanding my position.

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