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Cannot get rid of searchitnow, help!!!!!!

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Have been through everything, got rid of it for a while but it came back, only with Firefox..... Seems to come back after 3 entries into Firefox. Thanks Alex

Have been through everything, got rid of it for a while but it came back, only with Firefox..... Seems to come back after 3 entries into Firefox. Thanks Alex
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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0

Application

  • Firefox 67.0
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.13; rv:67.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/67.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/67.0/Darwin/en-US/

Extensions

  • LastPass: Free Password Manager 4.28.0.4 (support@lastpass.com)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription:
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  • adapterDrivers:
  • adapterRAM:
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  • contentUsesTiling: True
  • crashGuards: []
  • driverDate:
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  • lowEndMachine: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 2
  • numTotalWindows: 2
  • offMainThreadPaintEnabled: True
  • offMainThreadPaintWorkerCount: 1
  • targetFrameRate: 60
  • usesTiling: True
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  • webgl1Extensions: ANGLE_instanced_arrays EXT_blend_minmax EXT_color_buffer_half_float EXT_disjoint_timer_query EXT_float_blend EXT_frag_depth EXT_shader_texture_lod EXT_sRGB EXT_texture_compression_rgtc EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic OES_element_index_uint OES_standard_derivatives OES_texture_float OES_texture_float_linear OES_texture_half_float OES_texture_half_float_linear OES_vertex_array_object WEBGL_color_buffer_float WEBGL_compressed_texture_s3tc WEBGL_compressed_texture_s3tc_srgb WEBGL_debug_renderer_info WEBGL_debug_shaders WEBGL_depth_texture WEBGL_draw_buffers WEBGL_lose_context
  • webgl1Renderer: NVIDIA Corporation -- NVIDIA GeForce 320M OpenGL Engine
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  • webgl1WSIInfo: CGL
  • webgl2DriverExtensions: -
  • webgl2Extensions: -
  • webgl2Renderer: WebGL creation failed: * WebGL 2 requires support for the following features: transform_feedback2
  • webgl2Version: -
  • webgl2WSIInfo: -
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: OpenGL
  • windowUsingAdvancedLayers: False

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
8633 solutions 70605 answers

Hi Alex, sorry to hear about this problem. Where is it showing up? For example:

  • Takes over startup/home page
  • Takes over new tab page
  • Takes over as default search engine
  • Pops up in its own tab without changing other browser settings
  • Appears as a new extension in add-ons
  • Something else

Does it matter whether you start Firefox using its own icon (for example on the dock), or by opening a link in another application that then triggers your Mac to start Firefox?


These help articles describe where the home page, new tab page, and default search engine engine settings are on the Preferences page, just in case, but probably you are familiar with them already:

Hi Alex, sorry to hear about this problem. Where is it showing up? For example: * Takes over startup/home page * Takes over new tab page * Takes over as default search engine * Pops up in its own tab without changing other browser settings * Appears as a new extension in add-ons * Something else Does it matter whether you start Firefox using its own icon (for example on the dock), or by opening a link in another application that then triggers your Mac to start Firefox? ---- These help articles describe where the home page, new tab page, and default search engine engine settings are on the Preferences page, just in case, but probably you are familiar with them already: * [[How to set the home page]] * [[Hide or display content in New Tab]] * [[Change your default search settings in Firefox]]
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cor-el
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See also: *https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-searchitnow-mac/
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