What file contains the Default Search Engine of Google Chrome? And where does this file is stored?

For some reason, Chrome keep changing the default Browser to Yahoo once in a month.

I cant find what is the cause. So I was thinking to make a cmd script that will be executed on every start up of Windows and will enter Google, as default search engine, directly to the file (or DB) that the setting is stored in.

I've seen some solutions on stackoverflow but now they all are outdated...

I would really appreciate your time and help.

Thank you in advance!

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    Are you sure you don't have some sort of malware or "search assistant" add-in that may be doing this, or regularly visiting a website that does it? I have and use Chrome heavily on all my computers, but with no search-related add-ins, and I never see my default search engine mysteriously changing. – Jeff Zeitlin Oct 30 '20 at 19:45
  • I've "googled" my issue, and I am not the only one. Yes, the most solution are removing some plugin, or to scan your PC. I did all of that and still it happens. I am not sure that just visiting a website may cause this to happen. Does websites have such a permission? So i assume there is some malware on PC that is well hidden. But i can't find it. So... the solution I thought of is the one that I've posted here. It does not happen to often so ok, its not a big deal, but it would be nice to get rid of it. Any help appreciated. – Scriptile Oct 30 '20 at 19:52

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