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the seach engine used from a new tab is yahoo and I cant get rid of it

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tabs used to open my home page. After a recent upgrade now i get a most visited sites and a Yahoo search bar. I don't have yahoo as a search provider and dont care to have it on my computer. I can disable the above mentioned but can't get tabs to open a new homepage

tabs used to open my home page. After a recent upgrade now i get a most visited sites and a Yahoo search bar. I don't have yahoo as a search provider and dont care to have it on my computer. I can disable the above mentioned but can't get tabs to open a new homepage

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yaa... Do not blame you.

uninstall Firefox. Then Delete the Mozilla Firefox Folders in C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files(x86) Then restart system. Note: your Firefox Profile is saved. But you should make a back up before you do : *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles

Reinstall with Current Release Firefox 57.0.2 with a Full Version Installer

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

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it appears i now have Yahoo edition, from firefox. No thank you! Can i go back to previous?

it appears i now have Yahoo edition, from firefox. No thank you! Can i go back to previous?
Pkshadow 1069 solutions 14836 answers

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yaa... Do not blame you.

uninstall Firefox. Then Delete the Mozilla Firefox Folders in C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files(x86) Then restart system. Note: your Firefox Profile is saved. But you should make a back up before you do : *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles

Reinstall with Current Release Firefox 57.0.2 with a Full Version Installer

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

yaa... Do not blame you. uninstall Firefox. Then Delete the Mozilla Firefox Folders in C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files(x86) Then restart system. Note: your Firefox Profile is saved. But you should make a back up before you do : *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/export-firefox-bookmarks-to-backup-or-transfer Reinstall with Current Release Firefox 57.0.2 with a Full Version Installer *https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/all/ Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.
Pkshadow 1069 solutions 14836 answers

If the issue is in your Profile : Create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problem.

See "Creating a profile":

If the new profile works then you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over the problem. Never work with original files.

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

If the issue is in your Profile : Create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problem. See "Creating a profile": *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_diagnostic_-_Firefox#Profile_issues If the new profile works then you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over the problem. Never work with original files. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.
Pkshadow 1069 solutions 14836 answers

oops, ignore

oops, ignore

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Uninstall and reinstall did the trick. Thank you Pkshadow

Uninstall and reinstall did the trick. Thank you Pkshadow