Hi Pat I would try the MalwareByte’s scan as others have mentioned. Worth a look just to rule it out. When you click on “Search” in your screen shot, what do you have showing there? You should have a drop down list there. What actually happens when you click on it, where it most likely shows Bing, and you try and choose “Google”. (as attached).
With the other drop down menu, you need to have a blank page, or new tab showing, so nothing is written there, then click just beside the magnifying glass (or should be able to ( like attached below). It should then show either of the drop down list to choose “Google”. You could also check Extensions in Safari, incase you have something installed there as well. (Safari - Preferences - Extensions). But I’d try the AntiMalware scan first - https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/ Kind regards Daniel --- Daniel Kerr MacWizardry Phone: 0414 795 960 Email: <daniel AT macwizardry.com.au> Web: <http://www.macwizardry.com.au> **For everything Apple** NOTE: Any information provided in this email may be my personal opinion and as such should be taken accordingly, and may not be the views of MacWizardry. Any information provided does not offer or warrant any form of warranty or accept liability. It would be appreciated that if any information in this email is to be disseminated, distributed or copied, that permission by the author be requested. > On 14 May 2018, at 10:37 am, Pat <clamsh...@iinet.net.au> wrote: > > Hi, Daniel, > > Thanks for your reply, but I still haven’t been able to change away from the > pernicious Bing. Clicking on the magnifying glass does nothing. On the Safari > Preferences Search tab, trying to change Bing to anything else is futile. I > attach a screen shot of the Safari General Preference tab. It differs from > the screen shot that Peter Faulks sent (thanks, Peter) in that my list does > not contain a Default search engine. I am convinced that these changes are > the result of the Security 2018-001 update. I have to say I was puzzled by > the 2018-001 number because it is already May and there must have been > previous security updates, or is that wrong? > > Cheers, > Pat > > <Screen-Shot-2018-05-14-at-09.47.17.png> > >> On 13 May 2018, at 12:48, Daniel Kerr <wa...@macwizardry.com.au> wrote: >> >> Another way to also change it. When you have a “blank” page open (and you >> can see the line “Search or enter website name”, if you click on the search >> magnifying glass thing to the left of this, you’ll get a drop down menu. You >> can change here. >> Otherwise it’s Safari menu - Preferences - Search. >> “Search engine”. Then choose from the drop down menu you want. >> >> Some times websites will change the search for you (or ask you if you want >> to go to this page, without you realising it’s meaning it’s going to change >> it. >> And some software can also ask if you want to change it as well, as part of >> the install of the software. Malware can also do it as well sometimes - >> though normally won’t change it to Bing, it will change it some other weird >> search engine or “tracking” website. >> >> Kind regards >> Daniel >> >> Sent from my iPhone 7 >> >> --- >> Daniel Kerr >> MacWizardry >> >> Phone: 0414 795 960 >> Email: <daniel AT macwizardry.com.au> >> Web: <http://www.macwizardry.com.au> >> >>>> On 13 May 2018, at 11:14 am, Pat <clamsh...@iinet.net.au> wrote: >>>> >>>> I have just discovered that my choice of search engine has been corrupted: >>>> I was using Duck Duck Go. And now I discover that it has been >>>> surreptitiously replaced by Bing and I haven’t been able to change it >>>> back. I don’t like this at all! Who made this decision? No one asked my >>>> permission. And why can’t I change back? >>>> >>>> Grrrrrrr! >>>> Pat >>>> Mac Pro, running OS 10.13.4 >> >> -- The WA Macintosh User Group Mailing List -- >> Archives - <http://www.wamug.org.au/mailinglist/archives.shtml> >> Guidelines - <http://www.wamug.org.au/mailinglist/guidelines.shtml> >> Settings & Unsubscribe - >> <http://lists.wamug.org.au/listinfo/wamug.org.au-wamug> > > -- The WA Macintosh User Group Mailing List -- > Archives - <http://www.wamug.org.au/mailinglist/archives.shtml> > Guidelines - <http://www.wamug.org.au/mailinglist/guidelines.shtml> > Settings & Unsubscribe - > <http://lists.wamug.org.au/listinfo/wamug.org.au-wamug>
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