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WHEN I DOWNLOADED THE NEW VER OF FIREFOX FROM 3.03 I GOT THIS PROBLEM WITH REDIRECTING TO OTHER WEB SITES, IT FIRST STARTED WITH DOING YAHOO SEARCHS EVEN WHEN I HAVE MY COMPUTER SET UP TO USE GOOGLE, I REINSTALLED 3.03 BUT I STILL HAVE THIS REDIRECTING P

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REDIRECTING TO OTHER WEB SITES

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== AFTER I DOWNLOADED THE NEW VERSION

REDIRECTING TO OTHER WEB SITES == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == AFTER I DOWNLOADED THE NEW VERSION

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I REINSTALLED THE OLD VERSION BUT REDIRECTING IS A FEATURE I GOT WHEN I DOWNLOADED THE NEW VERSION

Morbus 135 solutions 2340 answers

Hello Wayne.

Yes, that problem has nothing to do with the update. You should install the latest version, since Firefox 3 is no longer supported and has known bugs and vulnerabilities.

To fix your issue, if I'm not mistaken in my understanding of your description, do this: - access about:config in your address bar - if Firefox asks you something, say you'll be careful - now, search for "keyword.url" (without the commas) - right click the entry and select "Reset"

That should fix the issue. For future reference, if you want to prevent this kind of problems (and many other kinds of problems), I recommend you throughoutly read all the information presented by programs you install. The most likely scenario is you installed some program that had a ticked box called "set Yahoo as my default search engine" and you didn't notice and just pressed "next". You can simply untick that kind of boxes.

Hello Wayne. Yes, that problem has nothing to do with the update. You should install the latest version, since Firefox 3 is no longer supported and has known bugs and vulnerabilities. To fix your issue, if I'm not mistaken in my understanding of your description, do this: - access about:config in your address bar - if Firefox asks you something, say you'll be careful - now, search for "keyword.url" (without the commas) - right click the entry and select "Reset" That should fix the issue. For future reference, if you want to prevent this kind of problems (and many other kinds of problems), I recommend you throughoutly read all the information presented by programs you install. The most likely scenario is you installed some program that had a ticked box called "set Yahoo as my default search engine" and you didn't notice and just pressed "next". You can simply untick that kind of boxes.

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When I do this reset is not highlighted

When I do this reset is not highlighted
Morbus 135 solutions 2340 answers

Hopefully this support article is what you need:

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Searches+are+redirected+to+another+site

Hopefully this support article is what you need: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Searches+are+redirected+to+another+site