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Yandex suddenly the default search engine in Safari on Mac OS X #

While browsing in Safari with 30-40 tabs open, I opened a new tab and performed a search. Instead of receiving Google results, I landed on a Russian Yandex page.

After switching the default search engine back to Google and performing the obligatory malware scan, Safari reset, etc, a quick search turned up Yandex becomes Safari search option in Russia, Ukraine and Turkey, which seemingly pointed to a DNS or language issue, as I was not located in or near those countries.

Switching between several trusted DNS servers did not remove the Yandex search engine option, but removing the Unicode Hex Input from System Preferences > Keyboard > Input Sources did. Screenshot

/mac | Apr 27, 2016


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