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how do i download firefox without yahoo

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I used to use firefox on windows on a few machines. You eventually started to impose Yahoo on me with an upgrade. For several upgrades I went and removed all the references after downloading updates. I ended up downloading one update after which I could not seem to get rid of Yahoo completely. I attempted to get the update from other countries unsuccessfully. I eventually got so infuriated and indignant about what you were doing to me that I completely removed every reference and occurrence of both Firefox and Yahoo from my machines including all passwords to sites I had saved in firefox and obviously all bookmarks. This was a small price to pay to eradicate the YAHOO references although it was a large price to pay. I used IE for a while but we know how bad its performance is, although it does not do the bad things to my machine Firefox and flash player do. I eventually began to use Firefox again. I saw your messages asking for money and thought 'No way as long as they sold their souls to the Devil(yahoo)'. Today I see the Firefox browser is pointing me to Yahoo for search again. For a long time before deleting firefox and everything related to it, I had stopped doing updates but somehow one sneaked through it seems. It seems the same has happened again. I guess my only alternative is to delete your products and never come back. Don't get all moral on us about developing open software when you are using it as a marketing tool for one of the really sleazy players in the market. The price to pay for using your software is just too high. Is there a way to use Firefox without getting the Yahoo BS imposed on me? I am in Canada.

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The only thing Yahoo in Firefox is the search engine. But there are programs out there that can change settings without the user knowing.

Did you download Firefox from Mozilla.org ?

Type about:addons<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; <Control>(Mac=<Command>)<Shift> A)

In the Add-ons Manager, on the left, select Extensions. Remove Yahoo Anything. Now do the same in the computers Programs Folder.

Windows: Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. Mac: Open the "Applications" folder. Linux: Check your user manual.


After the problem is fixed, Bookmark and use this; Download the Mozilla Search Reset {web link} This add-on is very simple: on installation, it backs up and then resets your search preferences and home page to their default values, and then uninstalls itself. This affects the search bar, URL bar searches, and the home page.