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Yahoo Toolbar/hijacking of my Chrome

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Oh help! Lil old lady, anybody who can walk me across the road?

I got CC-cleaner to stop this from happening, Yahoo suddenly popping up and making itself boss of my browser. I do not surf porn, I surf  lil old lady-sites. I admit to have visited UK The Sun, but only after having read my NYT, I promise. -_-
Yet it happened again yesterday. I searched this forum but found no soln that applied to my case. I find many online that does not work or requires knowledge of software I do not have, heck I don`t even understand this one properly and can`t figure it out :(
All I accomplished yesterday was to mess up the way it was set up when I installed and now I am in "TOS-hell" and have to Agree on every site under the sun, but not The Sun, I won`t read it no more, if someone can please help me stop this frigging bad search-engine imposing itself on me. 

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What you have going on is called a 'browser hijack'. - It's not serious but is annoying.

CCleaner would not remove that, CCleaner is not meant for doing that job.

We are not allowed, by forum rules, to give one-to-one 'adware/malware' help on this forum.
However we can point you to some solutions and to where you can get one-to-one help.

Firstly I would download and run AdwCleaner from Malwarebytes, this can remove most of the browser hijacks, Yahoo included.
It's simple to use.
https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/

If you are still having problems after that then I suggest you join the Malwarebytes forum, and ask for one-to-one help in their Malware removal forum.
Someone will ask you to provide some logfiles, and will then check your machine for you and take you step by step through how to put things right again.
Let them know from the start if they will need to explain things in simple terms for you.
https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/9573-im-infected-what-do-i-do-now/

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Thank you so much nikecad. Although Adw-cleaner did not get it, I just have the free version, it did find som stuff that should have been gone, something that is potentially dangerous. 

Yes, it is the most annoying! Good to have it confirmed it is not dangerous. Found Bing with the Adw, and did a search on that, found several solutions and I am happily back on Google. 

Thanks again and have a lovely spring :-)

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Good to hear that you got it sorted out.

AdwCleaner is free, there isn't a paid version.
It isn't meant find/remove truly 'dangerous' stuff, just the annoying Adware and PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programes).

The next step up is Malwarebytes itself.
That will find some of the same annoying things, but it's main use is to find, block, and remove the real nasties - like viruses, ransomware, exploits and so on.
MB3 has both Free (Scan/remove only) versions, and paid for (Real time Protection - similar to an antivirus) versions.
The paid for 'real time' protection will run happily alongside your existing anti-virus, giving you double the protection.
I recommend that everyone should have at least the free version on their computer, and at least run a weekly scan.
https://www.malwarebytes.com/

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hello galadriela,

 

if adware... find nothing in kind of dangerous thing, perhaps its simply the toolbar yahoo and you can deinstall it, if you think you dont need it anymore...

 

chromebrowser -> customize settings (the 3 points on the right side above) -> other tools -> extensions = uninstall yahoo-toolbar

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