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Having problem with Bing hijack of Google search, do you have a remedy to suggest?

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My default search is set to Google but when I search Bing hijacks the search. Do you have a fix for this. Nothing I have found on the internet appears to fix this problem. From what I have seen on the internet It is a pretty common problem and annoying to many people. I would hope you have a fix that doesn't involve buying an app. I'm a long time, satisfied, Firefox user but I will have to switch to chrome if this can't be fixed. Thankyou, PoppaB

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You can check if you have an extension like these two installed:

  • SafeSearch Incognito
  • SearchAssist Incognito
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That is indeed an annoying problem.

First, would you check this :   3-bar menu => Add-ons => Extensions and remove anything that looks unfamiliar or suspicous.
Then, do a malware check.

Further information can be found in this article :
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no
Note : Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. They all work differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

Also see :

http://www.2-spyware.com/remove-bing-redirect-virus.html#h-mozilla-firefox

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You can check if you have an extension like these two installed:

  • SafeSearch Incognito
  • SearchAssist Incognito