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I want to return to a previous version of Firefox because the one I now have stinks!

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I originally started using Mozilla twenty some years ago because I was able to choose the tools that I wanted and could avoid having to use Google. And now Yahoo is a part of Google, so I changed to a different service provider. And now with this latest Mozilla version, it does not allow me to install the service provider that I want. I'm stuck with Yahoo no matter what I do. So now I would like to go back to a previous version of Mozilla so I can get rid of this annoying Yahoo BS that keeps coming up on my PC. Would you please tell me how to go about reinstalling Firefox version 58.0!

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Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; Uninstall Flash Player | Windows Uninstall Flash Player | Mac

Note: Windows users should download the ActiveX for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX.

Flash Player Version: Version Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers

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You can use any search engine you want. But if this is locked;

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.

Also remove SafeSearch, SearchAssist Incognito, FileConverter Addon, SearchLock, DiscreteSearch, WebSearch, Findwide Search Engine

Now do the same in the computer’s Programs Folder.

Windows: Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. Mac: Open the Applications folder. Linux: Check your user manual.

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If you still want to downgrade, First, Type about:preferences#advanced<enter> in the address bar. Under Advanced, Select Update.

[v56+] Type about:preferences#general<enter> in the address bar. Select Update.

Select Never Check For Updates.

Also turn off Use a background service to install updates <Windows Only>

Install Older Version Of Firefox {web link} Be sure to read everything here.

If you still want to downgrade, look under; I still want to downgrade. Click the Directory of other versions and languages link. Look for the directory of the version that you want. But, remember that old versions may have security issues.

You should also check out Firefox; Extended Support Release {web link} ESR Notes System Requirements

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Hi warp4dennis, Mozilla currently has Google as the default search engine. Yahoo is not a part of Google, Yahoo joined forces with Verizon.

If you see Yahoo results on a Google page or instead of Google, that's unfortunately an indication that a bad Firefox add-on or malware has crept into your system. Unfortunately, rolling Firefox 60 back to Firefox 58 is unlikely to change that.

Hopefully you will be able to track down the source of the problem and return to your preferred search service without disruptive changes. If you need additional step-by-step instructions, please let us know.

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The problem is with Mozilla Thunderbird 52.8.0. When I go to Thunderbird, a message comes up on a wide blue band with the name Yahoo on it. Then there is this message that begins in German: Bevor Sie fortfahren . . . . Yahoo ist jetzt Teil der Oath-Familie. Nach EU-Datenschutzgesetzen benötigen wir (Oath), unsere Anbieter und Partner Ihre Einwilligung, um auf Ihrem Gerät Cookies zu speichern, um Ihre Such-, Standort- und Browsing-Daten zu verwenden, Ihre Interessen zu verstehen und Anzeigen auf unseren Produkten zu personalisieren und zu messen. Oath stellt Ihnen auch personalisierte Anzeigen auf den Produkten unserer Partner zur Verfügung.

How do I get rid of this unwelcomed message that is in German?

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moving to the Thunderbird queue

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The message sounds like its something about the new Europe security.