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Unwanted tabs in Google Chrome

Post by aybsee on 5th January 2014, 6:42 pm

I have Google as my default search engine. However I have recently found "MyStart" and "yahoo" search engines in tabs behind my normal Google search. I have constantly removed "MyStart" and "Yahoo" from  Google Chrome Settings > On Start Up > Open a specific page or set of pages > Set pages > Start Up Pages and reset Google,but they return the next time I open Google chrome. I have also reset Settings > Search > Manage Search Engines and reset Google as default Search engine. I have reset browser settings to default with no luck.

The AdwCleaner log is below

# AdwCleaner v3.016 - Report created 05/01/2014 at 18:00:51
# Updated 23/12/2013 by Xplode
# Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# Username : David - PAULANDHONEY
# Running from : C:\Users\David\Desktop\Torrents\Downloads\adwcleaner.exe
# Option : Clean

***** [ Services ] *****

***** [ Files / Folders ] *****

File Deleted : C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\NCH Software

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****

***** [ Registry ] *****

***** [ Browsers ] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v9.0.8112.16526

-\\ Mozilla Firefox v23.0.1 (en-US)

[ File : C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\jwokp6qg.default\prefs.js ]

-\\ Google Chrome v31.0.1650.63

[ File : C:\Users\David\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\preferences ]

Deleted : urls_to_restore_on_startup

[ File : C:\Users\Liz\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\preferences ]


AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [12849 octets] - [04/01/2014 11:45:30]
AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [1219 octets] - [04/01/2014 14:13:38]
AdwCleaner[R2].txt - [1339 octets] - [05/01/2014 17:49:38]
AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [12792 octets] - [04/01/2014 11:48:05]
AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [1284 octets] - [04/01/2014 14:18:14]
AdwCleaner[S2].txt - [1264 octets] - [05/01/2014 18:00:51]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S2].txt - [1324 octets] ##########

Any help with removing these unwanted tabs would be appreciated. thanks.


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Re: Unwanted tabs in Google Chrome

Post by Superdave on 6th January 2014, 1:57 am

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