Windows 10: Had a virus now bing is my main search engine? Solved

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  1.    11 Dec 2017 #1

    Had a virus now bing is my main search engine?


    I caught a good one, spam and spyware everywhere. Cleaned it with malwarebytes, Superantispyware, MB Rootkit, and Ccleaner.

    Computer runs as it should except now anytime I open up chrome and use the yahoo search engine it becomes a Bing search.

    Any Ideas?
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  2. Layback Bear's Avatar
    Posts : 994
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       11 Dec 2017 #2

    Give AdwCleaner a try.

    Malwarebytes | AdwCleaner

    Sometimes it finds things other programs don't.

    Check your settings in Chrome.
    I don't have Chrome or I would take a look.

    Jack
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  3.    11 Dec 2017 #3

    I checked extensions and search engines, bing is nowhere to be found and it still redirects me.
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  4.    11 Dec 2017 #4

    Then you are probably not 100% clean. Try resetting all your browsers.

    Try running a FULL SCAN while in offline mode.
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  5. MrNeeds's Avatar
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       11 Dec 2017 #5

    Check your installed programs, chances are you have some PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) from the virus, anything you don't recognise, just uninstall and do as eLPuSHeR suggested, good luck!
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  6. dencal's Avatar
    Posts : 2,824
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       11 Dec 2017 #6

    Open Google....click on Settings (3 dots top right corner)
    Under Search Engine click on Manage Search Engines....click on arrow, then 3 dots on preferred Search Engine to reveal choices.....choose to make default.
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  7. Layback Bear's Avatar
    Posts : 994
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       11 Dec 2017 #7

    Thank you Dencal for coming to help with Chrome.
    I new their had to be a Chrome user out there.

    Jack
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  8. dencal's Avatar
    Posts : 2,824
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       11 Dec 2017 #8

    Layback Bear said: View Post
    Thank you Dencal for coming to help with Chrome.
    I new their had to be a Chrome user out there.Jack
    Edge is my preferred browser...
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  9.    11 Dec 2017 #9

    I've tried everything short of a clean reinstall.

    No mention of bing in my settings nor search engines, ran the cleaners all night back to back to back. System is 100% clean and I even manually went through my system32 and program file directories searching for anything affected from that date or looked out of the ordinary.

    Rig is still running smooth so though it could be worse so I guess I can live with it.
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  10. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,809
    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       11 Dec 2017 #10

    Doesn't Chrome save your settings to the cloud and sync your machine next time you use it? Could that be what keeps putting Bing back?
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