1.    21 Aug 2017 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2014
    Ohio
    Posts : 295
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    search engines


    Here lately, search engines are not doing what they are designed to do. AS an example ,if I type in something like, “how to clean old furniture’ instead of taking me to links that gives information I want, they take me to links for other search engines that will do the same thing. So I never get anywhere that will give me the information I want. Has anyone else run into the same thing?
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  2.    21 Aug 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,506
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Search engine hijacks like this are usually a sign of malware. Try a scan with something like AdwCleaner.
    https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
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  3.    21 Aug 2017 #3
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    Ohio
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    Search engine hijacks like this are usually a sign of malware. Try a scan with something like AdwCleaner.
    https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
    Bree, thank you for your response and you are correct about malware, but Adwcleaner did not remove it. But when you mentioned about malware, it made me decide to take a closer look at it. My browser is FireFox and I use Google to search. But after I do a search it takes me to www.
    searchencrypt. So I’ll have to get rid of it. It’s time for me to go to bed now but I’ll take a look tomorrow. Thanks again. Frank from Ohio
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  4.    21 Aug 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 87
    windows 10 Home ver 1703

    Yes it is definitely Malware. There are many guides on the web on removal. Google is your friend.
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  5.    22 Aug 2017 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,863
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Malwarebytes | Junkware Removal Tool

    It could be caused by an extension, try to disable all temporarily.
    Also check URL of your preset search engine in browser settings.
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  6.    22 Aug 2017 #6

    You can also try Eset online scanner.
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  7.    22 Aug 2017 #7
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    Ohio
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    Thread Starter

    Thank you to all for your response. What you suggested prompted me to get into Google for add-ons and I found one. I don’t remember the exact name but the name was very similar to the name of the web site. I simply clicked on the uninstall icon and it took care of it.
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