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Firefox on Mac, now Bing search has replaced Google and I can't get rid of Bing- how?

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Bing has mysteriously replaced Google and pops up in new tabs, etc. I have tried to change this, but Bing pesists. I don't want it, I didn't ask for it (intentionally, anyway) - how do I get rid of it?

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

Within the last 7 days

Installed Plug-ins

  • Gecko default plugin
  • Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • BrowserPlus -- Improve your browser! -- http://browserplus.yahoo.com/
  • The DjVu plug-in allows you to view DjVu files. For more information, visit the LizardTech web site.
  • iPhoto6
  • Version 0.9.16, copyright 2006-2009 Veetle Inc.http://www.veetle.com
  • Version 0.9.16, copyright 2006-2009 Veetle Inchttp://www.veetle.com
  • Version 0.9.16, copyright 1996-2006 The VideoLAN Team, 2006-2009 Veetle, Inc.http://www.veetle.com
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • 4.0.50401.0
  • Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.13
Profile Directory
Show in Finder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
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Version
Enabled
ID
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1.3.2
true
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Vuze Remote Toolbar
2.7.2.0
true
{ba14329e-9550-4989-b3f2-9732e92d17cc}
vShare Plugin
1.0.0
true
vshare@toolbar
Bargain Book Mole
0.1
true
{c7b204cd-707e-4d13-b5c4-8eb3ce6f3f52}
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Value
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0
browser.history_expire_days.mirror
180
browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:1.9.2.13
extensions.lastAppVersion
3.6.13
keyword.URL
http://search.conduit.com/ResultsExt.aspx?ctid=CT2504091&q=
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.last_vacuum
1292693251
print.macosx.pagesetup-2
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print.print_bgcolor
false
print.print_bgimages
false
print.print_command
print.print_downloadfonts
false
print.print_evenpages
true
print.print_footercenter
&U
print.print_footerright
print.print_headercenter
&U
print.print_headerright
print.print_in_color
true
print.print_margin_bottom
0.5
print.print_margin_left
0.5
print.print_margin_right
0.5
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print.print_pagedelay
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print.print_printer
print.print_reversed
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print.print_shrink_to_fit
true
print.print_to_file
false
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25
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privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false

jcoredumped 0 solutions 1 answers

Helpful Reply

Hi first of all, I mean that I have a bad English.

I've had the same problem as you and it seems I've solved.

What I have done is, first uninstall an add-on called conduit firefox engine.

Second, in the address bar you have to put about: config. And find all strings that say "search.conduit"and put the option to reset.

I solved it for me the problem, I hope you serve.

Greetings

crrool 0 solutions 1 answers

I have the same problem. Today, all of a sudden bing had replaced google, although I don't use mac but Linux OpenSUSE, the problem seems the same. I tried your solution but I don't seem to have any add-on called conduit firefox engine...... HELP