Today I started noticing a few odd things about my interactions with Yahoo. And keep in mind my online existence is purely Google-based. My search engines, some blogs, image hosting... well you get it. The only interaction I have with Yahoo is because I am forced to use it with a specific club I interact with and they use Yahoo Groups from yesteryear. It's not horrible but it's a bit rough or non-intuitive to use.
With that said,
First up was that I could not download any attachments in an email I had in Yahoo. I HAD TO FORWARD IT to a good working email system like Google's Gmail to be able to download the attachments. (Yes, they were from a trusted source.)
Then I noticed that when I opened my Chrome browser, rather than opening to my pre-designated home page, I was getting two tabs now, which included my home page and the Yahoo Search engine page.
Yahoo... you are getting on my nerves.
But wait, I am not done.
I went off to search for something in my FireFox browser, whose default search window WAS set to Google until today. Now I am suddenly facing Yahoo's search engine window.
Ah, but the best one of them all was that I was going to go to my personal, on-disk home page. I have special links for work and my online life, but when I clicked on my "Home" symbol in FireFox, a Yahoo Search engine page pops up in its place.
If this does not work for some malwarish reason, you will probably need the ' Chrome Cleanup Tool [Windows Only] ' (https://www.google.com/chrome/cleanup-tool/)
Now I am f()ing mad at Yahoo.
Now I have to go through the hoops to fix what Yahoo has or allowed to have done to my system.
Now I have to dig up the location address of my home page and reinstate it.
Now, now I am officially done with Yahoo.
So I used Yahoo to search for Google and went to a Google search page via Yahoo. Thanks Yahoo... that was helpful.
This was the Home address that my new home page was set to:
(All the X's are injected to keep this link from working.)
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So now I've reset Google to the default search engine in Firefox, (again)
(Go to the search window, click on the magnifying glass, click on 'Change Search Settings' and have at there.)
My history seemed to have been swiped clean so I had to find my old home page on my hard drive and do this the hard way.
I found a previous bookmark that I had pointing to it, brought it up, then clicked on the three bars in the upper right corner of my Firefox, chose 'Options,' and on that page, you can input your choice of start page, which seems to set
Over setting our search engine in Chrome: I used the Yahoo search window to figure out how to get rid of it from Chrome. HA!
I clicked on the Chrome Menu in the upper right corner. Clicked on 'Settings.'
Then 'On Startup' I deleted the Yahoo page from the 'Open Specific page or set of pages' option.
Under 'Search,' changed the provider to Google, then to the right, clicked on 'Manage search engines' and deleted all the instances of Yahoo there.
Dang, this was one insidious little beast on my machine.
Now to be honest, I don't know for sure if it was Yahoo or not. It could have been some malware beast I came across on the web. I'm usually pretty careful about what I do and click on and what not. I don't surf freely around the web.
I found it odd and annoying enough to get ticked at Yahoo... until I prove otherwise.
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