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'Yahoo Search' Mac Redirect

Posted: May 4, 2020

Mac systems were considered to be safe from malware attacks for a long time, but this scenario has ben altered over the past few years. Nowadays, Mac devices are targeted not just by high-profile threats such as Trojans and ransomware, but also by low-level threats such as browser hijackers or adware regularly. Browser hijackers appear to be one of the most common issues that Mac users may encounter – software of this sort is programmed to apply changes to your default Web browser's configuration to redirect you to a particular website. For example, browser hijackers may often replace your default search aggregator with an alternative one, therefore ensuring that your search queries will be run through a 3rd-party Web page. Often, these 3rd-party Web pages end up using a popular search engine as 'Yahoo Search' to deliver results. If you are a Mac user experiencing the 'Yahoo Search' Mac Redirect, then you may want to check for the presence of browser hijackers on your system.

Keep in mind that these programs are not considered to be harmful – however, they may reduce the quality of your searches by forcing you to use a search engine that you are not used to. Software of this sort may sometimes be installed by accident when you download software bundles or unknown software. To not end up with a Mac browser hijacker on your system, you should invest in a reputable security product.

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