Google search on Safari

nbrob, Aug 24, 9:32am
Is anyone getting the following when doing a Google search on Safari?

It has been happening for the past 36hrs or so.

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king1, Aug 24, 10:09am
doesn't look like a google search if its giving you a yahoo error message
try going to google by typing in the address bar

nbrob, Aug 24, 1:02pm
Thanks king.

I have google as search in my preferences and when I do a search it has google in the bar but when I hit return it fluffs around and I get the Yahoo page. I have rebooted computer but it makes no difference.


aprilguy, Aug 24, 1:24pm
Try deleting Yahoo as a search alternative from Safari search prefs.

nbrob, Aug 24, 1:48pm
Well yahoo is there but not selected and I don't see a way of removing it all together.

When opening safari from closed it comes up with

If I open a new window I then get my home page.

My son is coming tomorrow so it will give him something to do.

Thanks for you help.

nbrob, Aug 26, 9:42am
Somehow got hacked and all browsers were affected. The url in post #4 became my home page.

nice_lady, Aug 26, 10:37am
Post #5 the url, without even going there, was quite sufficient to tell me you had an adware infection. Hacked ? No.

nbrob, Sep 17, 8:02am
Thanks n-l. You are no doubt correct it was just that some odd emails were sent out from my address book to some contacts.

All is well now.

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