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  1. #1

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    Apr 19, 2012
    Yahoo is gradually taking over my system
    I recently updated Flash etc. when asked, but i also installed a Firefox add-on called YouTube Unblocker, which is supposed to (and does!) do what it says.

    Now a few saved web pages involved with WordPress tips and my Add-ons Page are hijacked by Yahoo search results.

    I've tried setting the default search engine to Google (successful) and doing the about:config change, but this takeover still happens.

    I can't uninstall the YouTube thing as my Add-ons page stays for only 2 seconds! CleanMyMac can't do an uninstall as the program does not show up.

    All other stored web pages are unaffected until today when I clicked on a web site and got instead Yahoo search results for the website's name!!!

    Is this a virus??

    Can anyone help?

  2. #2

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    Jul 07, 2008
    Winchester, VA
    2011 MBP, 2008 iMac, iPhone 6, iPad mini, 13" MBP, AppleTV and MacMini
    It's not a virus. Uninstall CleanMyMac, it's useless. I'd also say get rid of Firefox and use Safari, but if you want to keep Firefox, you'll have to uninstall the add-ons somehow.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2010
    I would try resetting your profile by deleting profile files.
    Look at this (look at the Mac OS X section):
    Profile folder - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

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