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Search engine hijacked. Yahoo instead of Google

  • Your PC has been infected with adware.

    Please have a look at the installed extensions and plug-ins at opera://extensions/ and opera://plugins/. You will likely be able to find the culprit hidden as either an extension or plug-in. You could quickly disable everything in one go, since you are able to reactivate them easily.

    Should both your extensions and plug-ins be clean, right-click on the Opera shortcut that you use and choose properties. Then copy and paste the value for Target here.

  • If you actually type Google.com in the address bar, what happens?

  • no extensions showing
    value for target is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe"

    please note need plain explainations am not computer literate ty

  • Temporarily disable all of the plug-ins via opera://plugins/ (copy and paste this address to your address bar), set Google as default search engine in your settings (if not already), and see if this resolves the issue.

  • Which Google box? The one at www.google.com?

    If so, then you should scan your computer with a good antivirus and also a antimalware like Malwarebytes.

    Or are you talking about the search box in Opera's start page/speed dial?

  • hi thanks for the replies disabled all plugins no difference made I should add this happened after my computer (windows 10) updated yesterday.

  • egal was ich mache, es kommt immer wieder Yahoo!

  • sorry merser I dont understand

  • I am sorry to hear that my suggestion has not resolved the issue that you are experiencing. At this point, I would suggest doing a full scan for malware with software at free cost. Malwarebytes is a good program to start with as suggested by leocg. (Make sure to choose and install the Free version during the installation process.)

  • running malware now will let you know thank you for taking the time to answer my question

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