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My Browser Has Been Hijacked

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Turkeytop
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My Browser Has Been Hijacked

Post by Turkeytop » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:49 pm

I normally use google chrome. Now, when I click on the chrome icon on my desk top, it opens up something different. How do I get my google chrome back?



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Re: My Browser Has Been Hijacked

Post by Turkeytop » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:25 pm

OK. So, now I've deleted that shortcut that was redirecting me to a different browser. When I get to the real google chrome, how do I create a shortcut to that on my desk top?



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Re: My Browser Has Been Hijacked

Post by Deleted User 15342 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:23 pm

Turkeytop have you been browsing porn sites?



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Re: My Browser Has Been Hijacked

Post by Turkeytop » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:55 pm

Lucky615 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:23 pm
Turkeytop have you been browsing porn sites?

No. And if I ever did feel so inclined, I wouldn't do it on that computer. That's my business computer. I don't even access this site with it.



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Re: My Browser Has Been Hijacked

Post by audiophile » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:24 pm

Turkeytop wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:25 pm
OK. So, now I've deleted that shortcut that was redirecting me to a different browser. When I get to the real google chrome, how do I create a shortcut to that on my desk top?
Right-Click on the working one and then left click on SEND TO DESKTOP (CREATE SHORTCUT).

If you don't have that, then select PIN TO TASKBAR.


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Re: My Browser Has Been Hijacked

Post by Turkeytop » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:30 pm

Fixed. Our son walked me through it over the phone. Somehow Chrome was still my browser but my default search engine had been switched to Yahoo. He told me how to restore it as google.



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Re: My Browser Has Been Hijacked

Post by kc8yqq » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:36 am

For a search engine, use Dogpile (https://www.dogpile.com/). I've been using it 20+ years and it finds things when Google hasn't.



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Re: My Browser Has Been Hijacked

Post by SolarMax » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:56 pm

DuckDuckGo. Best search, no trackers.
What browser or OS in 2020 would possibly even suggest Yahoo as a default search engine choice?



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