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How to remove Yahoo! Search from Google Chrome

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Don’t like Yahoo as your default search engine in Google Chrome? If so, it’s easy to remove that search engine (or any other) from your browser. We’ll show you how to do just that on desktop and mobile.

Warning: If you can’t remember setting Yahoo as your search engine, it could be due to malware or a harmful Chrome extension. Consider disabling your Chrome extensions and removing malware to resolve the issue.

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How search engines are added and removed from Chrome

In the desktop version of Chrome, you can add or remove any search engine you want. In Chrome on mobile, however, you can’t add or remove search engines. You can only switch to another search engine if you do not prefer the current one.

Therefore, in this guide, you will learn how to remove Yahoo Search from Chrome on the desktop. On mobile, you will learn to switch to another search engine, like google.

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Remove Yahoo Search from Chrome to the desktop

To remove Yahoo from the search engine list in Chrome on your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, start by opening Chrome on your computer.

In the top right corner of Chrome, click the three dots.

Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of Chrome.

From the three-dot menu, select “Settings”.

To select "Settings" from the Chrome menu.

On the “Settings” page, in the left sidebar, click “Search engine”.

To select "Search engine" on the "Settings" page.

You will see a “Search Engine” section on the right. Here, click on “Manage search engines”.

Click on "Manage search engines" in the "Search engine" section.

Chrome will open a “Manage Search Engines” page. If Yahoo is your default search engine, you will need to switch to another search engine before you can remove Yahoo.

To do this, find your preferred search engine in the list, click on the three dots next to it and select “Default” from the menu.

Select a search engine and choose "Default."

You are now ready to delete Yahoo. To do this, next to “Yahoo” in the list, click on the three dots and choose “Remove from list.”

Select Yahoo and choose "Remove from the list."

And immediately, Chrome will remove Yahoo from the search engine list.

On the same page, check out the “Other search engines” list and, if it appears, delete Yahoo as well. You can do this by selecting the three dots next to “Yahoo” and choosing “Remove from list.” Your browser is now without Yahoo!

If Chrome is still behaving strangely, consider by resetting it to the default settings. This will fix any options changed by malware or extension.

Remove Yahoo as the default search engine in Chrome on mobile

In Chrome on your iPhone, iPad, and Android phone, you can’t add or remove search engines, but you can switch between them. This allows you to get rid of Yahoo as the default search engine and set another search engine (like Google) as the default.

To do this, start by opening Chrome on your phone. Tap the three dots to open the Chrome menu. On an iPhone and iPad, you’ll find these three dots in the lower right corner. On an Android phone, these dots are in the upper right corner.

Tap the three dots in Chrome on mobile.

In the Chrome menu that opens, tap “Settings”.

Faucet "Settings" in the Chrome menu.

In the “Settings” menu, press “Search engine”.

Faucet "Search engine" on the "Settings" screen.

The “Search Engine” page displays all available search engines. Select a search engine other than Yahoo here to make it the default engine.

Select a search engine other than Yahoo.

That’s it. Chrome on your phone now uses the selected search engine by default.

And this is how you remove unwanted search engine from your favorite browser!


Did you know that you can to add a search engine to your browser?

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