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Yahoo Search on Chrome (spigot?)

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#1 Mat700622


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 05:23 PM

I have a problem. Whenever I start up Google Chrome it comes up with Yahoo. I have gone to settings and changed my Default browser to Google but this still comes up. I have looked around but to no avail as to how to get rid of this issue. I have come across the term Spigot (as seen in the attached file) but I have no idea how to remove this.


Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Edited by hamluis, 12 February 2014 - 07:19 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 05:43 PM

First of all, welcome to BC !


Two possibilities come to my mind. The first is, do you have a Yahoo toolbar installed in your browser ?  If you have, this will override your settings. The solution then is first to try and disable it through Chrome's settings and then uninstall it through 'Control panel - Programs and features'


The second is to set your home page to 'Google' - also through Chrome's settings - and that will give you direct access to Google search and their other assets.


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#3 noknojon


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Posted 12 February 2014 - 08:27 PM

Hello -

Please try the above from Chris Cosgrove first -

Then for a bit more information, can you try to download and run these 3 programs ........................

NOTE - Always download them to Desktop Only -


Please Copy and Paste all logs back here -


Now -

Please download MiniToolBox to your desktop to run it.
Checkmark following boxes:
* Flush DNS
* Report IE Proxy Settings
* Reset IE Proxy Settings
* Report FF Proxy Settings
* Reset FF Proxy Settings
* List Winsock Entries
* List last 10 Event Viewer log
* List Installed Programs
* List Users, Partitions and Memory size
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

Click Go and post the result. (result.txt)


Next -

Download Screen317 Security Check and save it to your Desktop.
* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt
* Please post the contents of that document.


Next -

* Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
* Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
* Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
* Click on the Scan button (only once)
* AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
* After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.
* Click on the Clean button (only once)
* Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
* Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
* After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S0].txt) will open automatically.
* Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
* A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.

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