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Google Custom Search problem driving me crazy

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I love using FireFox, but recently it has started acting up when I right click on some text in a web page and then "search Google". Before this problem started, the search page would be a standard Google search page with the different headings across the top images, videos, news, shopping, etc. Now I get a Google search page where the Google logo at the top is made with FireFoxes (search google images for "firefox google" and you will see what I mean). Also, I no longer have the different items at the top so the search page is basically useless.

I have started using IE again, but I would really like to get this sorted out. This does not happen with IE, I uninstalled Firefox, cleaned the registry and reinstalled - at first everything was OK but after a couple of hours it went right back to it

This happened

Not sure how often

== about a month ago

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jjkool 0 solutions 1 answers

This is caused by a virus or malware that you have accessed. The solution is simple.

Step 1) Goto "about:config" Step 2) Search for "keyword" Step 3) Right click on "keyword.URL" and select reset

Your searches will now be the normal Google results