Yahoo Search results show when trying visit non-Yahoo website
Did you enter a non-Yahoo website into your browser's address bar, only to find yourself taken to a Yahoo Search results page? We'll explain why this is happening, below.
The Yahoo Search 404 assistant
What you're seeing is the Yahoo Search 404 assistant, a feature included with Yahoo Toolbar.
What does the Yahoo Search 404 assistant do?
When your Web browser encounters an error when loading a page--instead of just displaying the error message--the Yahoo Search 404 assistant shows you relevant Yahoo Search results for the topic of the page you were trying to access.
Disabling the 404 assistant
- In the Yahoo Toolbar, click the Toolbar Settings icon .
- Select Edit Settings.
- The Toolbar settings page loads.
- Deselect the 404 Assistant.
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