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I normally have google as my default search engine but for some reason it loads up bing, I deleted it from my default search engine settings but nothing seems to work. I have no bing add-ons installed or anything that assoicated with bing. i looked into the program files and there isnt any other file located in the perf folder, I havent got any lavasoft or web companion software downloaded onto my computer, is there any other solution or fix that can help me?

I normally have google as my default search engine but for some reason it loads up bing, I deleted it from my default search engine settings but nothing seems to work. I have no bing add-ons installed or anything that assoicated with bing. i looked into the program files and there isnt any other file located in the perf folder, I havent got any lavasoft or web companion software downloaded onto my computer, is there any other solution or fix that can help me?

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Hi Jordy1998, sorry I didn't think of that before. The home page is a separate setting from the default search engine. Could you check the "Custom URLs" setting on the Options page? Try the steps in this article: How to set the home page.

It's also possible to inject a URL into the shortcut you use to start Firefox, but that is much less common.

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I am an avid google user myself, and found that bing wouldnt answer my search quite right, so with firefox I was able to solve this problem myself, what type of firefox program are you using? Andriod firefox, firefox focus or firefox for windows?

I am an avid google user myself, and found that bing wouldnt answer my search quite right, so with firefox I was able to solve this problem myself, what type of firefox program are you using? Andriod firefox, firefox focus or firefox for windows?
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I'm using firefox for windows

I'm using firefox for windows
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When does the hijacking occur? For example:

  • The default search engine is set to Google, you exit Firefox, and it is changed to Bing at the next startup
  • The default search engine is only changed when doing a system restart
  • The default search engine can change at any time
  • Even if the default search engine is set to Google, a Bing results page is delivered

Firefox has a built-in Bing search engine plugin (called Bing). Can you tell whether that one is getting "promoted" to default search engine, or is it an added-on Bing search engine?

When does the hijacking occur? For example: * The default search engine is set to Google, you exit Firefox, and it is changed to Bing at the next startup * The default search engine is only changed when doing a system restart * The default search engine can change at any time * Even if the default search engine is set to Google, a Bing results page is delivered Firefox has a built-in Bing search engine plugin (called Bing). Can you tell whether that one is getting "promoted" to default search engine, or is it an added-on Bing search engine?
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when I open firefox the bing homepage loads up even though i have google set as default and bare in mind that I deleted the bing search engine from the settings. I've tried restarting my pc with google set as default but it still loads up bing.

I don't have any bing plugins installed on my firefox and I can't tell if it's promoted as a default search engine.

  • Here's the screenshot of the homepage to see if you can tell if its being promoted because I dont know what I'm looking for.
when I open firefox the bing homepage loads up even though i have google set as default and bare in mind that I deleted the bing search engine from the settings. I've tried restarting my pc with google set as default but it still loads up bing. I don't have any bing plugins installed on my firefox and I can't tell if it's promoted as a default search engine. * Here's the screenshot of the homepage to see if you can tell if its being promoted because I dont know what I'm looking for.
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Hi Jordy1998, sorry I didn't think of that before. The home page is a separate setting from the default search engine. Could you check the "Custom URLs" setting on the Options page? Try the steps in this article: How to set the home page.

It's also possible to inject a URL into the shortcut you use to start Firefox, but that is much less common.

Hi Jordy1998, sorry I didn't think of that before. The home page is a separate setting from the default search engine. Could you check the "Custom URLs" setting on the Options page? Try the steps in this article: [[How to set the home page]]. It's also possible to inject a URL into the shortcut you use to start Firefox, but that is much less common.
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Hi jscher2000, it worked now it loads up google instead of bing so, thank you for your help, much appreciated.

Hi jscher2000, it worked now it loads up google instead of bing so, thank you for your help, much appreciated.
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