Version in use OSX 10.9.5
Will try out your suggestions and reply shortly
Sorry for this delay. I have become grandchild minder for a while which stops me getting to the computer on serious business. I should get back to this problem late this afternoon. Your answer is looking very positive.
I managed to get some time away from child minding and trashed the Safari folder from Library then in Preferences removed the safari.plist. As you suspected, I did not find the plist.lockfile.
I was sure these removals would work and that you were on the right track, but when I checked in the search box of Safari the listings came up, and it was possible to navigate through many items by altering the characters being typed into the bax.
I went ahead and ran malwarebytes prig and removed two items. No change noted after restart..It doesn't look like we've found the internet file for total removal yet.
Ashik, we don't seem to ever totally clear the search box in front of Safari. Every time I type a character into the box after clearing caches it will still generate ten references to past searches. Or so it seems. Gradually this work does seem to lose the references to the sensitive material so there has been a result. If I get the problem again I will try your solution again.
I'll return to the tasks I have waiting and hope all goes well.
Thank you Ashik
It is odd. Perhaps I have misunderstood an action but I have been through the actions several times now.
I could not see that file in Containers and when I clicked the magnifying glass above the search box it just printed out "Search the Web"
Thanks for the article. Again it shows you are on the right lines. Unfortunately I'm not getting the results from my prodding's. No messages from the magnifying glass nor from the URL bar..It's almost as if my Mac version is different from the standard version.
I think we'll have to leave it for a while. You've certainly done your best to get me fixed.
No Ashik. I've been nervous about using iCloud so haven't consciously used it.
Unconciously, I might have!
What are you thinking?