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edge has taken over as my browser whenever I use my search key in windows 10

edge has taken over as my browser whenever I use my search key in windows 10

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 28.0 r0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0

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FredMcD
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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 “ Edge “ 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.

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 “ Edge “ '''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.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4272 solutions 59922 answers

Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html 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 29.0.0.171

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ 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 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

'''Separate Security Issue:''' Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html 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 29.0.0.171 ''' https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser '''Note: Other software''' is offered in the download. <Windows Only> https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ 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 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

Question owner

cleaned out the adobe, etc

when I went to the add-ons manager nothing was there except for google translate

I still have the problem

Ran a malware scan and isolated 15 possible threats but that didn't work either

I had installed a Logitech webcam software so uninstalled but that didn't do it either

cleaned out the adobe, etc when I went to the add-ons manager nothing was there except for google translate I still have the problem Ran a malware scan and isolated 15 possible threats but that didn't work either I had installed a Logitech webcam software so uninstalled but that didn't do it either
Shadow110 1072 solutions 14836 answers

Hi, that I believe is by design I think during beta for version 1803 of Win10 it was talked about. But if you're Default browser is set for Firefox it should not.

Not seen this before but this is the closest answer can get. Substitute Chrome with Firefox : https://www.howtogeek.com/226638/make-the-windows-10-start-menu-and-cortana-search-google-instead-of-bing/

Hi, that I believe is by design I think during beta for version 1803 of Win10 it was talked about. But if you're Default browser is set for Firefox it should not. Not seen this before but this is the closest answer can get. Substitute Chrome with Firefox : https://www.howtogeek.com/226638/make-the-windows-10-start-menu-and-cortana-search-google-instead-of-bing/

Question owner

actually the edge deflector sends me to Firefox which is great

I still end up with Bing as the search engine and that I will work on tomorrow

How dare microsoft highjack my computer!

actually the edge deflector sends me to Firefox which is great I still end up with Bing as the search engine and that I will work on tomorrow How dare microsoft highjack my computer!
Wesley Branton
  • Top 10 Contributor
649 solutions 5257 answers

Sometimes a problem with Firefox may be a result of malware installed on your computer, that you may not be aware of.

You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software:

Microsoft Security Essentials is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista if you don't already have one. Windows 8/10 have antivirus protection built-in.

Further information can be found in the Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

Sometimes a problem with Firefox may be a result of malware installed on your computer, that you may not be aware of. You can try these free programs to scan for malware, which work with your existing antivirus software: * [https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/products/scanner Microsoft Safety Scanner] * [http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/ MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware] * [http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/disinfection/5350 Anti-Rootkit Utility - TDSSKiller] (for more info, see this [https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/tdsskiller/ alternate TDSSKiller download page]) * [https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/ AdwCleaner] (for more info, see this [http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/ alternate AdwCleaner download page]) * [http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro/ Hitman Pro] * [http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/ ESET Online Scanner] [https://support.microsoft.com/help/14210/security-essentials-download Microsoft Security Essentials] is a good permanent antivirus for Windows 7/Vista if you don't already have one. Windows 8/10 have antivirus protection [https://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-defender built-in]. Further information can be found in the [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]] article. Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

Question owner

I ran a malware and 2 pups were removed. However, I cannot get rid of edge...I used the Edge deflector and that works but everyday when I turn on th epc, I have to reset the default to Firefox and the mail to Outlook....Never did get rid of Bing

I ran a malware and 2 pups were removed. However, I cannot get rid of edge...I used the Edge deflector and that works but everyday when I turn on th epc, I have to reset the default to Firefox and the mail to Outlook....Never did get rid of Bing
Wesley Branton
  • Top 10 Contributor
649 solutions 5257 answers

This is a strange issue. I think that you may have better luck asking Microsoft support, since it doesn't sound like a Firefox-related issue.

This is a strange issue. I think that you may have better luck asking Microsoft support, since it doesn't sound like a Firefox-related issue.