Hello, this is my first posting and I apologize in advance for my absolute and complete ignorance. I've been using a computer for many years and I'm an internet SEARCH expert. That's the beginning and the end to what I'm good at with computers. In a recent search I apparently picked up what I think is called "google redirect". I would click on pretty much anything I'd bring up from a google search and would be sent to an antivirus ad or mcafee or microsoft or another random page I did not choose. I've run everything I could find on Norton as well as Malwarebytes. Nothing has worked although Malwarebytes did set me up with a 14 day trial that would SOMETIMES stop a redirect. Anyway, I have tried to switch to Foxfire...which I did but didn't like. Then tried Opera but it was not recognized by some sites I use so I went back to Foxfire. As long as I use Foxfire, I am avoiding that redirect that I know is still lurking in the background of this HP Envy m6 which runs on AMD (bout all I know about it). However, I DO NOT UNDERSTAND why Firefox searches using YAHOO????????? Isn't Firefox a search engine? I'm so confused. I would love any answers to either of my questions. And I also understand if I've not provided enough background.
Thank you much. Although I've just now posted, I've searched your site many many times over the years for helpful information which reminds me I also tried to run an ESET scan but both times it would cancel right near the end.
Thank you much