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when I click on Firefox on my desktop I get BING, I don't want Bing, I want Google for my homepage. Thank you, bc


When I click Firefox on my desktop I go to Bing, I want Google as my homepage.

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TXGuy 87 solutions 861 answers

Single-word input in the URL/location bar are taking users to Bing instead of their selected search engine thanks to a Microsoft update on 06/08/2010.

See if this helps you: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Removing+the+Search+Helper+Extension+and+Bing+Bar

See discussions about the issue: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forum/1/693508? https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/forum/1/693948?

Other Issues: ~~red:You have installed plug-ins with known security issues. You should update them immediately.~~

Update Java: your ver.; current ver. (important security update 04-15-2010) (Firefox 3.6 and above requires Java and above; see: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Java-related+issues#Java_does_not_work_in_Firefox_3_6 ) (Windows users: Do the manual update; very easy.) See: Updating Java Do the update with Firefox closed.

Question owner

I had the same problem, and I solved it uninstalling the update KB982381 from Windows. This update is set as "important" by Microsoft, so, after removing it, you have to search for updates on Windows Update and check it out from the updates list. That way, you will avoid installing it again.

Question owner

I don't have update kb982381