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bing hijacked my home page...how do I re set it to google

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I was trying to download a pdf converter from autocad. My antivirus software found no issues but it seemed to contain some spyware. I stopped the download, exited firefox. When I relaunched firefox Bing was my home page not google as previously set. I'd like to return my preferred search engine to google. How to I do that?

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.13) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) SearchToolbar/1.2

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the-edmeister
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Uninstall the SearchToolbar/1.2 that was installed into Firefox by that PDF converter program.
Tools > Addons > Extensions = highlight that extension and then use the Uninstall button.

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Thanks. Simple enough