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How can I remove Foxstart completely from my system?

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Something called 'Foxstart' has set itself as my default home page. No matter what I try with tools/options (including deleting the URL) it keeps resetting itself as my home page. I now wish to remove it from my system completely as it is of no use to me and I object to having software installed on my computer remotely, especially when it is so difficult to remove.

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I have tried several times through the tools \ options tab to delete this nuisance, but it seems to have somehow set itself as my default page and keeps re-appointing itself as my home page. This sort of thing drives hell into me and I want it off my system.

Morbus 134 solutions 2338 answers

Hello Rob.

If you wish to uninstall Firefox, see this support article:

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Uninstalling+Firefox

If you are having a problem with a specific Firefox add-on (troubleshooting extensions and themes), you need to contact its author for support.

If you wish to change your home page in Firefox, see this support article:

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/How+to+set+the+home+page

I hope this helps. I don't know what this "foxstart" you speak of is, but I hope it's just a typo or something.

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I ended with this Foxstart after reformating my laptop and downloaded what I thaught was Mozila Firefox, it aint its Foxstart. This is one of the only threads I could find on the subject of Foxstart. Looks like I'll be reformating again. Mozila need to find out what is going on because this Foxstart hijacks Firefox browser.

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I found another thread that helped remove it:

Tools > Options...

On first tab > Home page: Then remove the foxstart URL in that box and replace.

yodaaccount 0 solutions 1 answers

Ok, so Foxstart is a Search Engine, if you want it to stop being used do the following:

first follow this posted by "Anonymoususer"

"I found another thread that helped remove it:

Tools > Options...

On first tab > Home page: Then remove the foxstart URL in that box and replace. "

Then, top right you have your search bar, click the little arrow next to that and click "Manage Search Engines..." on this screen you can remove Foxstart as one of the used search engines. Also you can just set it to Google search only..

Hope this helps