Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.
Your Firefox is out of date and may contain a security risk! Upgrade Firefox

Support Forum

Firefox Keyword.URL changing to unwanted value upon every startup of firefox


The value is "good-search.net" I've tried deleting it multiple times, but it just keeps coming back. I've done scans with Hitman Pro, SuperAntiSpyware, Malware Bytes, and Spybot Search and Destroy (As this was caused by a virus), and none of them are picking up any traces of malware.

No matter what I do, it always comes back. I've changed the internet options in the control panel to the real google, and that seems to be working for internet explorer, but not firefox.

The thing that scares me, however, is that a quick google search on the web site (I have no script installed, and it made the website not load, much to my gratitude), the first (And only) line of information it has is a set of google links, exactly what google has on their frontpage. Gmail is a dead giveaway.

Operating system

Windows XP Media Center Edition Service pack 2

Additional System Details


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009073022 Firefox/3.0.13 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

More Information

Download StatusBar
Gamefox 0.7.7
Greasemonkey 0.8.20100408.6
IETab 1.5.20090525
Linkification 1.3.8
Microsoft .Net Framework Assistant 1.2.1
Stylish 1.0.9
Text-To-Image 1.4.2
XUL Runner 1.9.1

  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10780 solutions 97024 answers

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved

See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Location_Bar_search and http://kb.mozillazine.org/Keyword%2eURL (pref: keyword~46~URL)