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Permanently change search from yahoo to google

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Keeps reverting to yahoo. No yahoo in extensions.

Keeps reverting to yahoo. No yahoo in extensions.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Epic Privacy Browser Update
  • LastPass Plugin
  • PDF-XChange Viewer Netscape Gecko Plugin
  • NPWLPG
  • Shockwave Flash 21.0 r0

Application

  • Firefox 45.0.1
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/45.0.1/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • AVG Web TuneUp 4.2.8.608 (avg@toolbar)
  • Firefox Hello Beta 1.1.14 (loop@mozilla.org)
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  • Adguard AdBlocker 2.2.3 (adguardadblocker@adguard.com) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

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Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
Wesley Branton
  • Top 10 Contributor
619 solutions 5145 answers

You can choose from different search providers such as Google, Yahoo or Bing when you search the Internet using Firefox. For more information, see the article Search the Web on Firefox.

If you want to change the default search engine that Firefox uses,

Use one of these methods to change the default search engine:

  • Click the menu button New Fx Menu and choose Options on Windows or Preferences on Mac or Linux, then select the Search settings panel.
  • Click on the magnifying glass icon in the Search bar, then click on Change Search Settings, as shown here:
search prefs 34

In the Search settings panel that opens, select a different search engine from the drop-down menu (see this screenshot).

Let us know if this helps!

You can choose from different search providers such as Google, Yahoo or Bing when you search the Internet using Firefox. For more information, see the article [[Search bar - add, change and manage search engines on Firefox]]. If you want to change the default search engine that Firefox uses, Use one of these methods to change the default search engine: * Click the menu button [[Image:New Fx Menu]] and choose '''Options''' on Windows or '''Preferences''' on Mac or Linux, then select the '''Search''' settings panel. * Click on the magnifying glass icon in the Search bar, then click on Change Search Settings, as shown here: :[[Image:search prefs 34]] In the Search settings panel that opens, select a different search engine from the drop-down menu (see [/en-US/gallery/image/20002 this screenshot]). Let us know if this helps!
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4260 solutions 59653 answers

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save

Note: Some software, like Advanced SystemCare with Surfing Protection, can protect files in the Firefox profile folder against changes. If you have such software then check the settings or uninstall this software.


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.

'''https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save''' Note: Some software, like Advanced SystemCare with Surfing Protection, can protect files in the Firefox profile folder against changes. If you have such software then check the settings or uninstall this software. ----------- 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.
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8775 solutions 71729 answers

If the above does not help, could you provide a little more information that may help lead to a more specific answer:

(1) When does the change occur? For example:

  • Soon after changing it, without closing Firefox or adding any new extensions
  • Every time you exit Firefox and start it up again (between sessions)
    • Do you have Advanced SystemCare or other security/utility software that protects against changed browser settings by rolling back changes between sessions?
  • Only when you shut down and restart Windows (between reboots)
    • Do you have CCleaner or other security/utility software that cleans up browser data at startup?
  • Only when you update Firefox

(2) Is anything else changing at the same time? For example:

  • Home page, new tab page pinned sites, or other settings?
  • History or cookies cleared unexpectedly?
If the above does not help, could you provide a little more information that may help lead to a more specific answer: (1) ''When does the change occur?'' For example: * Soon after changing it, without closing Firefox or adding any new extensions * Every time you exit Firefox and start it up again (between sessions) ** Do you have Advanced SystemCare or other security/utility software that protects against changed browser settings by rolling back changes between sessions? * Only when you shut down and restart Windows (between reboots) ** Do you have CCleaner or other security/utility software that cleans up browser data at startup? * Only when you update Firefox (2) ''Is anything else changing at the same time?'' For example: * Home page, new tab page pinned sites, or other settings? * History or cookies cleared unexpectedly?