Sketchy programs, malicious extensions, and browser hijackers can modify the default settings in Google Chrome without your permission. So if you suddenly keep seeing search results from Yahoo! Search (or something passing off to be Yahoo!’s search engine), that’s likely the reason why.
Though it is totally a genuine search engine, it can often infiltrate Chrome and other browsers and become the default search engine without user intervention. We will now know how that happens.
In Chrome’s desktop version, you can add as well as remove any search engine you want. In Chrome on mobile, though, you can’t add or remove search engines. You can only switch to a different search engine if you do not prefer the current one.
How to remove Yahoo Search from Chrome?
Though Yahoo is a legitimate search engine, you still might not want it on your Chrome browser. Here are the ways to remove it.
Step 1.: Remove Yahoo from Chrome Settings: You can remove Yahoo from Google Chrome's search engine lists.
Step 2: Delete the malicious web extensions that might be responsible for browser hijacking.
Step 3: Remove suspicious applications from the system.
Step 4: Delete Temporary Files of your device. The Temp folder might contain malicious files too.
Step 5: Get your system a robust antimalware solution to remove the culprit browser hijacker.
Remove Yahoo! Search from Startup
If Yahoo! Search (or some other sketchy-looking site) shows up in Chrome at startup or while selecting the Home button, check the relevant browser settings and make changes as follows.
Chrome Startup Settings
1. Open the Chrome menu and select Settings.
2. Select On startup on the sidebar.
3. Delete Yahoo! Search or any other unusual-looking entries from the list under Open a specific page or set of pages. Or, select the Open the New Tab page option instead to make Chrome launch a new tab at startup.