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Google Chrome search hijacked to Yahoo Search (ugh!)

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blondie53185

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Hi everyone!

 

Unfortunately, when I search in Google Chrome, I receive results in Yahoo Search rather than Google Search. I've checked my default settings, (still set to Google), searched for any Chrome Extensions that referenced "Search" or "Yahoo" -- all good. I've installed and run MalwareByte - Removed 3 files as indicated below:

 

File: 3
PUP.Optional.DriverSupport, C:\USERS\JJANO\DOWNLOADS\DRIVERSUPPORT.EXE, Quarantined, [2320], [486292],1.0.4002
PUP.Optional.Conduit, C:\USERS\JJANO\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Sync Data\SyncData.sqlite3, Replaced, [526], [454832],1.0.4002
PUP.Optional.Conduit, C:\USERS\JJANO\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, [526], [454832],1.0.4002
 
My problem still exists. Can anyone help? 

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Have you tried deleting/uninstalling Google Chrome then downloading and installing a fresh copy?


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Thanks for the suggestion, Jeremiah but that sounds painful for me. I have 7 different Chrome profiles, one for me and one for 6 of my clients. Sounds like it may be a PITA to have to recreate all of them. Do you have any other suggestions?


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Hi blondie53185,

I have been watching this topic with interest. I am not a Chrome user and I hope that sharing my thoughts are not a waste of your time but I am wondering....
 

I have 7 different Chrome profiles,


when there are multiple user profiles, do all those profiles have options to set which ever search engine they chose to use or is the search engine (for lack of having no idea what I am talking about) synchronized?

I was going to suggest the Chrome Cleanup Tool, but due to the presence of multiple user profiles I am not sure what will happen.I would hate to make the suggestion only to find that it is not designed to work on multiple profiles. Are you familiar with that utility?

When I return from my errands I'll have more time to research and experiment with my Chrome and I am sure we can find the answer.
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I was just notified that load.jsecoin wanted to run on my computer. How do I get rid of this?


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Hey Miss Congeniality! I am 99% sure they are completely independent copies of Chrome. I have each one set up for each of the client's gmail, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other programs so it is as if I am sitting in front of their computer. I even have all their bookmarks synched.


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