Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page

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This article will help you remove unwanted third-party toolbars from Firefox.

Toolbars from third-party software providers can be added to Firefox by visiting a website and clicking an "Install" link or, in some cases, by downloading and running a toolbar installer. Toolbars can also be added to Firefox when you install software that includes a toolbar as part of the installation process.
Note: Be careful when installing or updating other applications and make sure you deselect any options for toolbars or other bundled software that you don't want.

Using the Add-ons manager to remove a toolbar

In most cases, third-party toolbars can be uninstalled from Firefox Add-ons manager Extensions list, as follows:

  1. Click the menu button New Fx Menu and choose Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.

  2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions panel.
  3. Select the toolbar you wish to remove.
  4. Click the RemoveUninstall button. When prompted, click Uninstall to confirm.

  5. Click Restart nowRestart Firefox if it pops up. Your tabs will be saved and restored after the restart.

If you can't remove the toolbar, use the 'Disable" option as a workaround, or see the Cannot remove an add-on (extension or theme) article for other solutions.

Restoring the default home page or search settings

If the toolbar changed your Firefox search or home page, you may need to reset your preferences and restore the default search engine. A simple way to do that is with the SearchReset add-on.