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Am using Firefox 5.0.1, any new tabs open with a search engine for imvu and when I go to about:config there is no entry for browser.newtab.url that I can modify

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I am using Firefox with Windows 7 Home Premium Service pack1. My new tabs in Firefox open with a search engine for imvu rather than google as I would prefer. I can't find an answer to my problem so far because when I try the recommended use of about:config and finding browser.newtab.url; it is not listed. Is this version of firefox to old to have that, or is it just missing? What can I do to get my new tabs to open with a Google search engine. This is on my 80 year old father's computer so he is not likely to upgrade browsers as I would on my home computer. Thank you for any help with this.

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The new tab page (about:newtab) wasn't introduced until a later version of Firefox (iirc, Firefox 10) , which is why that pref can't be found.

Sounds like your father picked up some Malware. Maybe this is what you're dealing with.

Also, I see a number of Plugins listed to bee concerned about. Toolbar Plugin MindSpark Toolbar Platform Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows WildTangent Games App V2 Presence Detector

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Also make sure you update his browser, using such an old version of Firefox is guaranteeing him a poor online experience and he WILL get infected with it.