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Is there some way to lock the firefox settings to prevent third party app changing things such as search engines and home pages etc?

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Even a third party addon that will prevent changes being made to firefox settings without an authorised password or such. I am sick of things sneakily changing my search engine or home page to Bing or Google, I want to lock the settings to ensure they can't be changed.

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You can use policies to set and lock the Home page, but you can't do this for the search engine (that is only possible on ESR).

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Yeah, that is a list of commands to use somehow. It means absolutely nothing to me.

It's like giving a person a list of car parts and what they do but no instructions on how to put them together.

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Some anti-virus type programs can do this. I don't have a list of them.


Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles {web link} I use a Legacy add-on that makes backups of my user profile, Just In Case. Unfortunately, it is not compatible with the current Firefox.

Every now and then, open the profile folder and create a copy of the current profile as is to another location on your hard drive. This way you will have a backup.

If you do this each day, you will not lose much data. This should be done with Firefox Closed.

Note: In case you need to restore from these backups, you may need to overwrite old or corrupted files.

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