Do the equivalent in the Chrome and Firefox browsers, if you use either of those. If Safari crashes on launch, skip that step and come back to it after you've done everything else. If you don't find any of the files or extensions listed, or if removing them doesn't stop the ad injection, ask for further instructions. Make sure you don't repeat the mistake that led you to install the malware.
You might also have downloaded it from an ad in a page on some other site. The ad would probably have included a large green button labeled "Download" or "Download Now" in white letters. The button is designed to confuse people who intend to download something else on the same page. If you ever download a file that isn't obviously what you expected, delete it immediately.
Malware is also found on websites that traffic in pirated content such as video. If you, or anyone else who uses the computer, visit such sites and follow prompts to install software, you can expect more of the same, and worse, to follow. Never install any software that you downloaded from a bittorrent , or that was downloaded by someone else from an unknown source. The radio button marked Anywhere should not be selected. If it is, click the lock icon to unlock the settings, then select one of the other buttons. After that, don't ignore a warning that you are about to run or install an application from an unknown developer.
Page content loaded. Thank you Esquared This thing was driving me crazy for three days now.
Jun 18, 6: Thanks for that, Esquared. Nov 13, 8: It's really way simpler than all these answers Nov 13, 9: Not that simple at all when adware keeps changing the user settings. From the very first line in the first post:. Simplest thing to try first is what Linc already suggested.
Open Safari's preferences and click on the Extensions tab. Disable all of them. Turn them on one at a time and test. If the problem returns, that's the extension causing the problem. Disable it again and remove it. IT worked for me after months of ping to Yahoo.
I check all the other spots listed above and none of those things were there. As soon as I changed the search engine all is right for me. Can't complain when it works.
Though it seems something is redirecting all Google searches to Yahoo. Nov 27, There are no extensions on my wife's apple computer. Thank god I never bought an apple for myself. On a PC you can very easily disable unwanted search engines.
Define down. Apple statistics are misleading since Mac users with problem machines are more likely to go out and buy a new computer than PC users. What is better IMac Or Pc? And remember some of the stupid things we've heard one of our past presidents say Most PCs include windows already pre-installed. On a PC you can very easily disable unwanted search engines. Any other suggestion, such as geological uplift of the ancient seabed at points of tectonic plate subduction, would be mere hocus-pocus and superstition.
And why would you believe it's so difficult to do on a Mac? All you have to do is open Safari's preferences and choose the search engine you want your queries to open in:. Jan 14, 3: So many advises, information and suggestions I read on this page and at least, finally, Kurt Lang give the best, simplest and the only one advise, which helped!
Thanks a lot Kurt, it was 1 second to change it! Jan 14, 4: Feb 25, Hi SeattleSoul.
PC is better, here is why PC=Variety of specs, options, quality, prices, vendors, support. Mac=One vendor, limited options, still more expensive. Look below for. the only Mac desktop that can compete with PCs is the Mac Pro. the Mac Mini and iMac use Laptop CPU's which are great for laptops because.
I took your advice but found my search engine was already set to Google yet when I opened a new tab the search engine reverted to Yahoo again. But you can designate whatever search you want.
No more Yahoo. You need a Delorean, a Flux-capacitor and 1. It deletes itself. You see when you die a little microchip goes off in your brain and instantly deactivates any accounts you may have. They are inserted a few months after birth, everyone has them. This is actually a popular troll question, that has been posted several times on Yahoo! Meanwhile, the original question was deleted. Any other suggestion, such as geological uplift of the ancient seabed at points of tectonic plate subduction, would be mere hocus-pocus and superstition. I choose to worship God because I prefer worshiping real things over movie characters anytime.
This question reminds of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. As founder Bobby Henderson says:. Do you think most of these questions are genuine or do people just fake it to appear in an article like this?
Explore more about: Your email address will not be published. I think that some of them are bogus but some are real.
It's hard to know which. I do know a few really ignorant people who could ask some of these questions. And remember some of the stupid things we've heard one of our past presidents say Not funny this is the last time i go to articles like these. Turly pointless.
I mean we all know that yahoo answers is effed so who even cares anymore?
I know they've got the watchlist, but if there's a way to get notifications for all the incoming calls, that would be great. Some of the questions are funny, but the answer to 8 was stupid.
Basically the other reason they give means that Mt. Everest was once underwater, which is the same thing as saying it was flooded. If several people groups that live in a different part of the world each have a story of a worldwide flood, how are they so sure it couldn't have happened? Maybe they just have something about the Bible?
Nah, that couldn't be: What can i say in this life again,how will i thank high priest dr. The "Smartass Answers" to the questions that are so obviously jokes just makes the Smartass Answerer look like an idiot.
Especially with Question It goes something like:. Hi Ed, How can you presume to list some of the funniest questions on Yahoo Answers when you so conspicuously lack a sense of humor? Of all the questions 10 was a intentionally funny, and b quite amusing. Your 'Smartass Answer' was frankly, pathetic, even bigoted.
Amusing but also very scary.