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stop firefox from downloading bing-ebay-google-wikipedia-amazon

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how can i stop firefox from downloading bing-ebay-google-wikipedia-amazon- i delete them. and the next time i open firefox , there they are- i have used force delete programs and manual delete. why is firefox doing this? it either stops. or i go to another search engin. And I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE FED UP WITH THIS-

how can i stop firefox from downloading bing-ebay-google-wikipedia-amazon- i delete them. and the next time i open firefox , there they are- i have used force delete programs and manual delete. why is firefox doing this? it either stops. or i go to another search engin. And I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE FED UP WITH THIS-

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Are you referring to the built-in search engine extensions?

You can prevent them from appearing on menus by unchecking them on the Options page, Search panel, in the Search Shortcuts box. Users who "remove" ALL of them from that box have reported that they re-appear after the next update.

If you are trying to remove them with CCleaner or another program, they can't really delete them: they are part of a program file and can't be removed by cleaning settings files.

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everything is and has been removed- still it reloads when firefox browser is ativated-

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Halme said

everything is and has been removed-

How did you remove them? Did you go into the programs folder and edit a file?

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These search engine are builtin and stored in an omni.ja archive as you can see if you open this page in a Firefox tab.

  • resource://search-extensions/