Had a virus now bing is my main search engine?

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  1. Posts : 390
    Windows 10 Pro
       #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. Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       #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. Posts : 390
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I checked extensions and search engines, bing is nowhere to be found and it still redirects me.
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  4. Posts : 2,767
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #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. Posts : 490
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       #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. Posts : 3,081
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       #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. Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       #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. Posts : 3,081
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       #8

    Layback Bear said:
    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. Posts : 390
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #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. Posts : 25,109
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #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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