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I am using Firefox 28, Google search suggestions does not work since last month!

When I typed a "a" in the bar, it might happen one of the following consequences:

1. It sometimes showed a list of suggestion under the bar 2. It sometimes does not show a list of suggestion under the bar 3. It sometimes showed a list of suggestion under the bar then disappeared after a second...weird!

Anyone can help me?

Thanks in advance.

I am using Firefox 28, Google search suggestions does not work since last month! When I typed a "a" in the bar, it might happen one of the following consequences: 1. It sometimes showed a list of suggestion under the bar 2. It sometimes does not show a list of suggestion under the bar 3. It sometimes showed a list of suggestion under the bar then disappeared after a second...weird! Anyone can help me? Thanks in advance.
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The behavior of the search box inside the Google home page is determined by Google, not by your Firefox address bar/search bar settings.

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philipp
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sorry, firefox 28 is long deprecated and won't be supported by mozilla or google any more. please start by updating to the latest version (46.0 at the moment) and see if the problem still reproduces there... Update Firefox to the latest release

sorry, firefox 28 is long deprecated and won't be supported by mozilla or google any more. please start by updating to the latest version (46.0 at the moment) and see if the problem still reproduces there... [[Update Firefox to the latest version]]

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philipp said

sorry, firefox 28 is long deprecated and won't be supported by mozilla or google any more. please start by updating to the latest version (46.0 at the moment) and see if the problem still reproduces there... Update Firefox to the latest release

NEGATIVE, I have also FF28 installed on my another machine but no problem...

''philipp [[#answer-871966|said]]'' <blockquote> sorry, firefox 28 is long deprecated and won't be supported by mozilla or google any more. please start by updating to the latest version (46.0 at the moment) and see if the problem still reproduces there... [[Update Firefox to the latest version]] </blockquote> NEGATIVE, I have also FF28 installed on my another machine but no problem...

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I GOT AN ERROR WINDOW WHEN I LAUNCHED THE LATEST VERSION OF FIREFOX AFTER THE INSTALLATION!!! THAT'S WHY I HAVE TO USE THE OLDER VERSION!!! WHO CAN HELP ME, IT'S ABSOLUTELY ANNOYING WITHOUT SEARCH SUGGESTIONS!!!

I GOT AN ERROR WINDOW WHEN I LAUNCHED THE LATEST VERSION OF FIREFOX AFTER THE INSTALLATION!!! THAT'S WHY I HAVE TO USE THE OLDER VERSION!!! WHO CAN HELP ME, IT'S ABSOLUTELY ANNOYING WITHOUT SEARCH SUGGESTIONS!!!
philipp
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what did the error window say exactly?

what did the error window say exactly?

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philipp said

what did the error window say exactly?
''philipp [[#answer-874053|said]]'' <blockquote> what did the error window say exactly? </blockquote>
philipp
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then please, next to the security software already in place, run a scan with various other security tools like the free version of malwarebytes, adwcleaner & eset online one-time scanner.

then please, next to the security software already in place, run a scan with various other security tools like the [https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/ free version of malwarebytes], [https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/ adwcleaner] & [https://www.eset.com/online-scanner/ eset online one-time scanner].

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philipp said

then please, next to the security software already in place, run a scan with various other security tools like the free version of malwarebytes, adwcleaner & eset online one-time scanner.

Run virus scan? You mean it is caused by malware? I tried but no help...

''philipp [[#answer-874082|said]]'' <blockquote> then please, next to the security software already in place, run a scan with various other security tools like the [https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/ free version of malwarebytes], [https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/ adwcleaner] & [https://www.eset.com/online-scanner/ eset online one-time scanner]. </blockquote> Run virus scan? You mean it is caused by malware? I tried but no help...
philipp
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yes, such error messages on startup are often caused by malware or a corrupted system. if you were running firefox 28 for a long time this wouldn't be particularly surprising either, since it has various known vulnerabilities that can actively be exploited when you use it to browse the web. what was the result of the scan with each of those scanners?

yes, such error messages on startup are often caused by malware or a corrupted system. if you were running firefox 28 for a long time this wouldn't be particularly surprising either, since it has various known vulnerabilities that can actively be exploited when you use it to browse the web. what was the result of the scan with each of those scanners?

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philipp said

yes, such error messages on startup are often caused by malware or a corrupted system. if you were running firefox 28 for a long time this wouldn't be particularly surprising either, since it has various known vulnerabilities that can actively be exploited when you use it to browse the web. what was the result of the scan with each of those scanners?

I think you have sidetracked my topic, here you can see what you mentioned "firefox 28 is long deprecated and won't be supported by mozilla or google any more." has been overthrown. Therefore I can exclude the version of firefox as one of the causes.

''philipp [[#answer-874301|said]]'' <blockquote> yes, such error messages on startup are often caused by malware or a corrupted system. if you were running firefox 28 for a long time this wouldn't be particularly surprising either, since it has various known vulnerabilities that can actively be exploited when you use it to browse the web. what was the result of the scan with each of those scanners? </blockquote> I think you have sidetracked my topic, here you can see what you mentioned "firefox 28 is long deprecated and won't be supported by mozilla or google any more." has been overthrown. Therefore I can exclude the version of firefox as one of the causes.
the-edmeister
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That's not Firefox, it's a 3rd party build; but if it works - use it!

That's not Firefox, it's a 3rd party build; but if it works - use it!
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The behavior of the search box inside the Google home page is determined by Google, not by your Firefox address bar/search bar settings.

The behavior of the search box ''inside the Google home page'' is determined by Google, not by your Firefox address bar/search bar settings.