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an ip search engine has taken over my navigation bar, how do i revert it back to google on my mac

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An IP search engine has implanted itself on my browser, and i cannot automatically search through google it goes straight to TALK TALK. how do i revert it back to google on a mac.

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Every time Firefox opened

== 5 may 2010

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See the Knowledge Base article How to set the home page

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its not a home page..when i type something into the navgation bar without a full web address it used to automatically search through google for the closest thing. it now gets diverted through talk talk search, and is rubbish. why has talk talk infected my searchs?

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I'm not sure if this will work, but I suggest you give it a try.

Open a new tab, go to a page called "about:config" (without the parentheses). Click "I'll be careful" or whatever message that pops up, and you'll see a whole bunch of table-like stuff. On top of the table, on the "Filter" field, type in keyword.url, and the table should reduce to just one result. Right click on the result, and choose "reset". Try a search and see if it works.

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It is also possible that your ISP is redirecting you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS_hijacking http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=1874045 - My ISP is by-passing Firefox's Location bar search

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thank you cor-el..the link to the forum had the info need!

system preferences-network-aiport-advanced dns.  changing the dns to  8.8.8.8 address has worked great. what a relief. 
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