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Re: McAfee Changing my Chrome Search Engine

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Discussion successfully moved from Consumer to McAfee WebAdvisor (formerly SiteAdvisor)

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Re: McAfee Changing my Chrome Search Engine

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BEWARE MACFEE INTALLS A PUP (WEBADVISOR) USELESS, THAT MAKE YOU PRINCIPAL SEARCH ENGINE : YAHOO

Re: McAfee Changing my Chrome Search Engine

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@deivimore

This happens due to McAfee "Secure Search" is selected in Chrome after installing WebAdvisor. You can change the same by following the below steps. Screenshot 

  1. Open Chrome
  2. At the top right, click More 3 dots  > Settings
  3. Under Search engine select Google 

 

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Re: McAfee Changing my Chrome Search Engine

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But, no matter what you do, the search engine eventually goes back to Yahoo. This is so annoying...

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Re: McAfee Changing my Chrome Search Engine

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@Luisptmdf

Perform the steps as per our article McAfee WebAdvisor changed my search engine and update us the status.

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Siva

Re: McAfee Changing my Chrome Search Engine

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Thanks for the message.

I had already switched my default search engine to Chrome (once again).

I will unselect the checkbox next time - thanks a lot for that.

In any case, it is annoying that this can't be changed through McAfee settings and that the same decision must be taken every 90 days... it is NOT at all user-friendly...

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