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Safari auto-changes settings to use Yahoo after Vuze install
#1
I've been using Vuze for years without issue. Just installed Vuze Leap on my MacBook after a clean hard-drive format.
Must have missed something, because now every time that I turn on my computer, Safari auto-launches and (as if someone were controlling it via a remote-desktop) visually changes all its own settings to use Yahoo as the default search engine and homepage.

I've removed Vuze Leap from my system, cleared all the browser caches and histories, and can find no funny extension, plug-ins or toolbars in Safari's preferences. I have reconfigured Safari to use my preferred settings ten times, but as soon as restart the system, it just changes itself right back. I am out of ideas for how to solve this.

Very, very disappointed and angry with Vuze for hiding what is essentially unidentifiable malware in the installer package.

Any ideas on how to solve this would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards.
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#2
You have to go to safari preferences and reassign your default search engine setting...
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#3
(06-12-2016, 08:40 AM)'adamireland' Wrote: I've been using Vuze for years without issue. Just installed Vuze Leap on my MacBook after a clean hard-drive format.
Must have missed something, because now every time that I turn on my computer, Safari auto-launches and (as if someone were controlling it via a remote-desktop) visually changes all its own settings to use Yahoo as the default search engine and homepage.

I've removed Vuze Leap from my system, cleared all the browser caches and histories, and can find no funny extension, plug-ins or toolbars in Safari's preferences. I have reconfigured Safari to use my preferred settings ten times, but as soon as restart the system, it just changes itself right back. I am out of ideas for how to solve this.

Very, very disappointed and angry with Vuze for hiding what is essentially unidentifiable malware in the installer package.

Any ideas on how to solve this would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards.

 

It does more than that.  It also installs extensions in your browser that send your URLS and quesries to Yahoo.  look for "quickview" extension.  Vuze is now mal ware.
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#4
Hello,

You can remove any extension associated with the third party offer we have on Mac by following these instructions: http://www.spigot.com/about/contact-us/u...xtensions/

In order to change the homepage and default search engine for Safari here are detailed instructions:

http://www.spigot.com/about/contact-us/c...s/#safari6

In case you require further assistance please don't hesitate to reply.
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