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home page keeps changing by itself, why?

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Can you tell me why the homepage keeps changing to something other than I ask for? I even uninstalled and reinstalled and the same thing keeps happening. Running latest firefox on xp machine. This URL keeps taking over: http://home.speedbit.com/?aff=205 contact me at gmsdental at gmail dot com Thanks

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Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:5.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0.1

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
5.0.1
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:5.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0.1
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage
http://home.speedbit.com/?aff=205
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20110707182747
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:5.0.1
browser.startup.homepage_override_url
http://home.speedbit.com/?aff=205
extensions.lastAppVersion
5.0.1
gfx.blacklist.direct2d
2
gfx.blacklist.layers.direct3d10
2
gfx.blacklist.layers.direct3d10-1
2
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
31827
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
Graphics
Adapter Description
Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
Vendor ID
8086
Device ID
29c2
Adapter RAM
Unknown
Adapter Drivers
igxprd32
Driver Version
6.14.10.4837
Driver Date
6-5-2007
Direct2D Enabled
false
DirectWrite Enabled
false (0.0.0.0, font cache n/a)
WebGL Renderer
(WebGL unavailable)
GPU Accelerated Windows
0/1

Xircal 334 solutions 3835 answers

Please do the following.

  1. In the location bar where you normally type in a web address, type about:config and hit Enter.

  2. In the filter at the top, type: keyword.URL

  3. Double click it and remove whatever's in there and replace it with http://www.google.com/search?q= and then click OK.

  4. Close the tab

The URL to add in "keyword.URL" becomes a link in this post, so right click it and choose "Copy Link Location" to copy it to the Windows clipboard. Then hit CTRL+V to paste it. Saves you having to type the whole thing.


To reset your home page, do the following.

  • Go to the site you want to set as your homepage.

  • Click the Firefox button, go to Options | Options | General.

  • Make sure it says "Show My Homepage" in the first dropdown menu.

  • Click the button called "Use Current Pages" to set the homepage to the one you have on the screen.