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How do I get rid of Yahoo seach engine as the default?

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How in the world do I get rid of the Yahoo search engine? No matter what I do, it comes up as the default.

I've tried these: Using the search engine management in the search box 1) removed Yahoo. 2) moved Yahoo to the bottom.

I've also changed the search engine in about:config.

I don't have AVG or myfreeze.

I don't know what to try next.

My OS is Windows7 64-bit.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

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  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.2"
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • ActiveTouch General Plugin Container Version 105
  • Provides additional functionality on Facebook. See our web site for details.
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  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
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  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers

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Question owner

I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM. THEN I CHECKED MY PLUGINS. DISABLED IT ...PROBLEM SOLVED. IT WAS MY.FREEZE.COM. GOT IT WHEN DOWNLOADED BIT ZIPPER. IT WORKED FOR ME. HOPE IT WILL SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM.LOOK FOR A SIMILAR PLUGIN.

Question owner

How do I make Google the default search engine?

Question owner

YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK YOUR PLUGINS AS STATED ABOVE. OR JUST TYPE "HOW TO MAKE GOOGLE MY HOME PAGE" AND JUST FOLLOW.... AND REMEMBER, ALWAYS CHECK YOUR PLUGINS. I ALWAYS HAVE FIREFOX AS MY HOMEPAGE WITH GOOGLE SEARCH. IF ALL ELSE FAILS RE-INSTALL FIREFOX AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.GOOD LUCK