Everysince I moved to Big Sur 11.2.2, I now noticed that when I go to my Google search I get Yahoo doing the search and not Google. I have no extensions install and I did check and nothing. Not sure why is doing this. I also made sure to put Google as my main search option. Is anyone else having this issue?
I had this issue a while ago and it was because I had some malware on my machine. I used CleanMyMac to detect and remove the malware and then I could use Google again.
Not sure why the malware wanted me to use Yahoo!…
John Siracusa mentioned this happening to someone he knew on the latest ATP episode. I think he reformatted the SSD on the affected computer then restored data without using Migration Assistant.
1 Run Malware bytes
2 Go into network settings and uncheck any Proxy settings
I do not have Malware bytes and how do go in the network to uncheck proxy?
Here is the direct link to download Malwarebytes. a search might lead you to a fake version.
System Preferences > Network > Select your network connection (WiFi / Ethernet).
Advanced > Proxies
Thank you, sorry so new to this, I was under the understanding that the Secure Web proxy and web proxy is something I had to check to prevent other people joining in my network without any passwords.
Please note that there are some very persistent malwares around that keep changing the proxy settings to redirect your web traffic.
Getting rid of those is not easy. I removed them a number of times and its quite the expedition to remove all its roots from macOS.
I would be complacent if they made the OP use Bing or DuckDuckGo.
Redirect your search results for click$ and their preferred malicious websites sucking you into a deeper hole.
DuckDuckGo is malicious?
NO the OP was about redirected search results despite trying to use Google.
Ah, okay. I see now…
Just to give you an idea: “Ultimately, Yahoo may be a curtain that distracts victims from the monetization fraud going on in the background.”