Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

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

  • 3 replies
  • 1 has this problem
  • Last reply by FredMcD

more options

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.

All Replies (3)

more options

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).


more options

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.


more options

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.


Ask a question

You must log in to your account to reply to posts. Please start a new question, if you do not have an account yet.