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Yahoo keeps taking control of my homepage in firefox. I followed previous instructions and dowloaded and installed Firefox reset. It worked once- what can i do?

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Yahoo keeps taking control of my Firefox homepage in Windows 10- no matter what I do- it keeps coming back. How do I stop this from happening?

Yahoo keeps taking control of my Firefox homepage in Windows 10- no matter what I do- it keeps coming back. How do I stop this from happening?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 15.9.20069
  • DivX VOD Helper Plug-in
  • DivX Web Player version 2.1.2.265
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.40.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 19.0 r0
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0.4.144
  • NPWLPG

Application

  • Firefox 42.0
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:42.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/42.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/42.0/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

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  • DivX Plus Web Player HTML5 <video> 2.1.2.126 ({23fcfd51-4958-4f00-80a3-ae97e717ed8b}) (Inactive)
  • Norton Toolbar 2015.5.4.10 ({EBA722F5-038F-4CAF-9EE2-545A221628BC}) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x9809
  • adapterDeviceID2:
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  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: 384
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterSubsysID: 2af0103c
  • adapterSubsysID2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x1002
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 6.3.9600.17999
  • driverDate: 7-4-2014
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 13.251.9001.1001
  • driverVersion2:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'direct2d 1.1', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'direct2d 1.1', u'AzureSkiaAccelerated': 0}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 2
  • numTotalWindows: 2
  • supportsHardwareH264: True
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Direct3D11 vs_5_0 ps_5_0)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 11

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: Yes
  • Accessibility: No
FredMcD
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You did not say what you tried, so . . . .

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.


You may have ad / mal-ware. Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.


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.

You did not say what you tried, so . . . . 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. ------------------ You may have ad / mal-ware. Further information can be found in the [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]] article. Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up. --------------- After the problem is fixed, Bookmark and use this; Download the '''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/ 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.
cor-el
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Your System Detail list shows that you have a user.js file in the profile folder to initialize prefs each time Firefox starts. The user.js file will only be present if you or other software has created this file and normally won't be present.

You can check its content with a plain text editor (right-click: "Open with"; do not double-click). The user.js file is read each time Firefox is started and initializes preferences to the value specified in this file, so preferences set via user.js can only be changed temporarily for the current session.

You can delete the user.js file if you didn't create this file yourself.

You can use this button to go to the current Firefox profile folder:

Your System Detail list shows that you have a user.js file in the profile folder to initialize prefs each time Firefox starts. The user.js file will only be present if you or other software has created this file and normally won't be present. You can check its content with a plain text editor (right-click: "Open with"; do not double-click). The user.js file is read each time Firefox is started and initializes preferences to the value specified in this file, so preferences set via user.js can only be changed temporarily for the current session. You can delete the user.js file if you didn't create this file yourself. You can use this button to go to the current Firefox profile folder: *Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder (Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder) *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_folder_-_Firefox
James
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Op made a new thread as a reply at /questions/1094084

Op made a new thread as a reply at [/questions/1094084]