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I only want search by google.com, but it is always replaced by searchencrypt, no matter how many times I delete searchencrypt in preferences.

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I have been to preferences and said I want google.com several times. I've deleted all other search engines, but every time I ask for a search it puts it into searchencrypt, which is worthless. I am frustrated enough to switch to Safari even though I prefer Firefox. Help!

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Thank you for sharing your extensions list (next to your question, under Question Details then More System Details). Maybe you didn't re-read it before posting but I think you will find it highly relevant.

You can view, disable, and often remove unwanted or unknown extensions on the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Command+Shift+a (Windows: Ctrl+Shift+a)
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
  • type or paste about:addons in the address bar and press Enter/Return

In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions.

Then cast a critical eye over the list on the right side. Any extensions Firefox installs for built-in features are hidden from this page, so everything listed here is your choice (and your responsibility) to manage. What is that "Search-Encrypt" extension doing there? Hmm... please remove.

Any improvement?

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It sounds like you have malware on your computer. I'd suggest the following steps:

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Thank you for sharing your extensions list (next to your question, under Question Details then More System Details). Maybe you didn't re-read it before posting but I think you will find it highly relevant.

You can view, disable, and often remove unwanted or unknown extensions on the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Command+Shift+a (Windows: Ctrl+Shift+a)
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
  • type or paste about:addons in the address bar and press Enter/Return

In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions.

Then cast a critical eye over the list on the right side. Any extensions Firefox installs for built-in features are hidden from this page, so everything listed here is your choice (and your responsibility) to manage. What is that "Search-Encrypt" extension doing there? Hmm... please remove.

Any improvement?