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Message 1 of 5

Stop Mcafee Changing Search Engine to Yahoo

I know everybody has this problem, where Mcafee changes the default search engine to yahoo secure search. I know how to change it back to google, but it keeps changing it even if I delete safe search from the list.

How do I stop Mcafee from doing this? It seems like any time I turn off my computer it will change google to Yahoo, and I am tired of changing it back.

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Message 2 of 5

Re: Stop Mcafee Changing Search Engine to Yahoo

Hi @MCC2 ,

Greetings from McAfee.

We are really sorry for the inconvenience caused. Kindly follow the below article to change the search engine and turn off the secure search.

McAfee WebAdvisor changed my search engine

Edward Franso 

Message 3 of 5

Re: Stop Mcafee Changing Search Engine to Yahoo

Listen to your customers and stop this practice. Nobody wants Yahoo as their search engine ! Being sorry is not being sorry if you do not act on it and change the policy of forcing people to repeat the same steps over and over for corporate wins (yahoo probably pays you to do this).

Either quit it altogether or make an option available to never change the default browser. It's that simple.

I have had McAfee for over a decade, but this switching is annoying and since I get spam pop-ups from McAfee I am definitely thinking of leaving. I don't need pop-ups months ahead of my subscription renewal "reminding" me of that. Way to alienate your customers.

Message 4 of 5

Re: Stop Mcafee Changing Search Engine to Yahoo

Agreed. I am so sick of having to change my browser settings every other day to fix my default search engine. I quit, McAfee...you are getting uninstalled TODAY.

Message 5 of 5

Re: Stop Mcafee Changing Search Engine to Yahoo

McAfee used to be top tier protection. Now its just a fragmented mess behind 10 different pay-gates.
This is my last ride with McAfee. The Yahoo search debauchery is just dirt on the coffin.
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