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Bing has 'invaded' my computer and substituted itself as the search engine with Firefox - I do not want Bing!
I have for many years used Firefox with Google as the search engine.
Today out of the blue Bing appeared as the search engine - without me manually changing anything.
I want to use Google as my preferred search engine
It seems that Bing has invaded as a malware would perhaps on the back of some other invasive add on or similar.
I have gone to options and settings and after removing Bing (supposedly) it reappears when I do a search.
Very frustrating for an occasional user.
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go to tools > options > search
and choose a search engine from the drop down menu under Default Search Engine
or remove any search engines extensions
This could be an issue caused by AdAware or Web Companion from Lavasoft.
You can look for a file named dsengine.js in these locations. There should only be channel-prefs.js in this location, any other file present is suspicious and you can check its content in a plain text editor to see what file it points to.
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\ C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\
You can look for a file named dsengine.cfg in the main Firefox program folder.
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\ C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\
Delete the dsengine.js and dsengine.cfg files when present.
Modified by cor-el