How to Remove Search Yahoo in Safari?

MAC devices are not left aside with the issue of computer virus attacks and obtaining data illegally, the number of options found are many and this list includes Search Yahoo which is one of the most annoying.

2 Ways to Uninstall Search Yahoo extension in Safari Browser

It is important to mention that we will share some of the available options we have based on experiences applying different guides from different sources such as this one where they explain how to remove Yahoo Search from Safari.

Remove from the browser

It is one of the most recommended options for users who have a MAC device recently and do not know in detail the different processes and steps available to remove manually.

  1. The first step we have to do is to open the Safari browser inside your device.
  2. Once inside, you have to select the preferences option from the list that pops up in the browser.
  3. When the preferences menu is displayed, you have to click on the “Advanced” option and click on the “Show the Development menu in the menu bar” option.
  4. Now we have to go to the “Development” section that opened in the main menu and select the “Empty cache memory” option.
  5. Now we have to go to the “History” section, then select the “Clear History” option. It is important to select the “All history” option.
  6. Our next step is to go to the “Privacy” section within the menu.
  7. We will click on the “Manage website data” section.
  8. A list of pages that have access data stored will be displayed, we will have to click on “Delete all”. We may have to log in again to several websites we visited.
  9. Finally, we will have to restart our Safari browser and verify the removal of the annoying Yahoo Search redirector.

Manual removal

This is one of the recommended options for all users with basic to medium knowledge about MAC devices.

  1. The first step to perform is to open the utilities option within the MAC computer.
  2. Once inside, you have to locate the Activity Monitor section and then double click on the option.
  3. Identify the Yahoo Search option within the list of options that appear.
  4. On this option, select it and then click on “Show Process”.
  5. A legend will appear asking if you want to stop the executable, you will have to click on the option that says “Close forcibly”.
  6. Go to the “Go” option in the top menu and select the applications option.
  7. Identify the Yahoo Search option and right click to select the Move to Trash option.
  8. In the main Apple menu, you have to select the System Preferences option.
  9. Click on the “Accounts” option, then select the “Startup” option.
  10. A screen will open with the applications that start automatically when you turn on your MAC, you will have to identify the Yahoo Search application and click on the “-” symbol.


With these two options, we will be able to remove this potentially dangerous add-on. We recommend you to use the first method that is usually the easiest to perform and is effective, although if not, the second option is usually just as good with the disadvantage that you have to do more steps.

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