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Why does Chrome keep adding search engines ? 

Every day before I turn off my computer, I have to go in and delete the extra search engines in google chrome.



I go to youtube to watch a video - chrome adds youtube as a search engine.

I go to a author I likes blog - chrome adds the blog as a search engine.

I could go on all day.


I feel like when I have had computer issues in the past part of it my have been a search engine being added.


So , like I said before I turn off my computer I have to delete all the extra search engines that were added to chrome.



That is getting old


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2 minutes ago, BillH99999 said:

There is an add on for Chrome called "Don't add custom search engines" which works most of the time.  A few get through and I delete those.


I am not a fan of Chrome for many reasons. For those that just can't seem to part with it I highly suggest you send emails and post on the support site for Chrome asking them to update the program to prevent this type of behavior


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I do not mind Chrome.  Firefox has too many problems for my taste.  Cut and paste doesn't work properly on Ancestry.com.  I've reported it to Firefox developers, but nothing has been done to fix it.  I also find too many web sites that don't display properly.  In any case, I don't mind that I have to use an extension to prevent this behavior so haven't reported it to Chrome.  I find they don't respond to requests for changes very well.


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Yes, everyone has different tastes. Myself I prefer security and privacy over most other features. Chrome does have some unique features as does Firefox but it's not worth giving up privacy or security to stay with Chrome.

I don't like everything Firefox does either, but given the choice it is still much safer on privacy

As for view looking different cannot say I've seen that myself but I do know its very possible as different browsers do implement code differently, but again for myself no site is rendered that differently that I visit and have noticed.



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I could probably live with the web sites not displaying properly, but the problem on Ancestry.com is a much bigger issue for me.  Genealogy is my passion and I spend hours every day working on it.  The cut and paste problem makes Firefox a non-starter for me.  Cut and paste works just fine in Chrome, Edge, Edge Chromium, IE, and Brave.

I've tried other browsers, but haven't found any I really like other than Chrome and Edge Chromium.

I use Ublock Origin, Ghostery, Malwarebytes Brower Guard, and HTTPS Everywhere along with Norton and Malwarebytes Premium.  I try to turn off everything I can in a browsers privacy settings and turn everything on in the security settings.  So I have privacy and security pretty well covered I think.


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36 minutes ago, BillH99999 said:

There is an add on for Chrome called "Don't add custom search engines" which works most of the time.  A few get through and I delete those.


I found that Don't add custom search engines and started to install it but a pop up said that that it (The add on)  can read and change all my data on the web sites that I visit.

I did not like it able to read and change my data so I did not get that.

Thank You though on the information


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It's due to how it has to function that it says that. I cannot 100% vouch for the company that created the plug-in but you're trusting the Google Webstore that they have done at least some basic review of the plugin and believe it to be safe otherwise they would not allow it in there.

Even our own plugin gets blocked if we update the code and they think something is wrong in the code and we'll have to change it to meet their rules.


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48 minutes ago, BillH99999 said:

I use Ublock Origin, Ghostery, Malwarebytes Brower Guard, and HTTPS Everywhere

One of the add-ons could be affecting Ancestry. I have a few clients that are as serious about genealogy as you are.

I always tell them if a site does not work with Firefox, Just use another browser for just the site with issues.

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For those who want Chrome without Google's spying/advertising and 'automatic' handling of things like push notifications, search engines and other 'helpful' (i.e., unwanted and annoying) features, SRWare Iron is a viable alternative.  It's based on the same Chromium source code, just with all of Google's data collection and advertising either removed or disabled.

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I put the Add On Don't add custom search engines on Chrome


Then went to Youtube

Then went to favorite authors blog


Chrome did not put those in as Other Search Engines , so I did not have to delete them 🙂


Now I can do a happy dance as that saves 2 or 3 minutes of my time- every single day




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