Found the problem.
True. On the positive side my post count would hit 10,000 quickly.We can spend days and days asking questions and getting one fact at a time!
I don't have genieo anymore. I used to... but I must have deleted it,as doing a search on genieo turns up nothing.
What I DO HAVE is search.strtpoint.com/ which redirects all my searches regardless of browser, to BING.
This happened a week or so ago after I got tricked into downloading a fake "Flash Update required"
What should I do to get rid of it? Are those mac anti-virus software safe or necessary?
Do I need to do a bunch of complicated stuff like go into my terminal?
Try Safari - Preferences - Extensions
Delete them all - test - add back the ones you want.