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YM forcing people to use Yahoo Search.




The new installer of Yahoo! Messenger now forces people to use Yahoo Search as its default search engine. Tsk, tsk, quite a sneaky move there, eh?

Note: This happens when I check the Custom install instead of the Typical install.


I just wanted to update to the latest version of YM and during installation, it prompted me an already “checked” checkbox for the search option. Tried to click on it to uncheck to no avail. Darn, that’s no glitch! That was intended. Why the hell would I revert to Yahoo Search from Google?

I can only uncheck it if I use the Typical install, of which by the way also forces users to install the Toolbar and Yahoo! extras. So I am forced to choose between the lesser of two evils. No way.

I pressed “Cancel” instead.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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9 Responses

  1. Fleeb says:

    I think they were doing that with the version before. You will only be unable to uncheck that option ‘if’ you choose the Custom Setting. If you choose the ‘Typical’ you will be able to uncheck that option. I am not sure but that’s what happened in my case.

  2. darksparrow says:

    its that the beta 7 ym?

  3. yuga says:

    Yup, YM 7 beta.

  4. darksparrow says:

    hmmm hindi ko po naencoutner yan:( hindi ko matandaan panong installation ginawa ko hihihihi

  5. Fleeb says:

    Beta 7? I was able to uncheck that option, I think.

  6. yuga says:

    Fleeb,

    You can uncheck it if you use the Typical install. try using the Custom install. :)

  7. Jaypee says:

    as far as i can remember, when i installed my Beta 7 i chose Custom Install (w/c i do for most appz that i install), i was able to uncheck it. coz there’s no way i would let Yahoo be my default search engine. :D

  8. onewhois says:

    hey everyone, don’t sweat it! go ahead and install everything then once it’s done, go to control panel, add and remove programs, then delete the tool bar and other stuff that you dont want. you can also set your default search engine from internet options! happy tweaking!

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