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    • xbrenx
    • By xbrenx 9th Nov 18, 5:52 PM
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    Google search changes to Bing
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    • 9th Nov 18, 5:52 PM
    Google search changes to Bing 9th Nov 18 at 5:52 PM
    Hi
    Using Safari on a mac, all of a sudden when I search from the Google home page, it starts off fine then suddenly changes to Bing.

    Does anyone know how to fix it?

    Thanks

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    • oldernonethewiser
    • By oldernonethewiser 9th Nov 18, 9:06 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 9:06 PM
    Does it change after you have entered a search query? i.e. once you put whatever you are searching for in Google does it deliver the search in Bing?
    Is Google still ticked in your preferences for the search engine?
    • xbrenx
    • By xbrenx 9th Nov 18, 9:37 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 9:37 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 9:37 PM
    Does it change after you have entered a search query? i.e. once you put whatever you are searching for in Google does it deliver the search in Bing?
    Is Google still ticked in your preferences for the search engine?
    Originally posted by oldernonethewiser
    Yes, it changes after the search has started, it seems to start off as a google search, produces a list in google for a split second then transfers to Bing.
    Google is still ticked in preferences.

    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 9th Nov 18, 10:10 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 10:10 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 10:10 PM
    Saw someone's mac do this once. IIRC in this case it was making Firefox use Yahoo instead of google. The Mozilla support site had advice on how to check manually.

    Wonder if this is a similar type using unwelcome addons.

    I think the owner had to download and use malwarebytes and found some bits of malware to remove and that fixed it.
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    • xbrenx
    • By xbrenx 9th Nov 18, 10:55 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 10:55 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 10:55 PM
    Saw someone's mac do this once. IIRC in this case it was making Firefox use Yahoo instead of google. The Mozilla support site had advice on how to check manually.

    Wonder if this is a similar type using unwelcome addons.

    I think the owner had to download and use malwarebytes and found some bits of malware to remove and that fixed it.
    Originally posted by zagubov
    That fills me with dread lol
    I uninstalled firefox a few weeks ago because of malware, I did everything I could to rid my machine of it but maybe not successfully.
    Perhaps I need to do some more serious cleaning of my mac

    • xbrenx
    • By xbrenx 11th Nov 18, 8:30 AM
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    • 11th Nov 18, 8:30 AM
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    • 11th Nov 18, 8:30 AM
    Yep! Malware problems.
    Thanks for your help

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