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Is it necessary that Yahoo be an integral part of Firefox 4?

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I find this very annoying. I choose a site from a google list and often (not always) Yahoo tells me the site does not exist. However, when I try again, the correct page usually loads.

I find this very annoying. I choose a site from a google list and often (not always) Yahoo tells me the site does not exist. However, when I try again, the correct page usually loads.

Additional System Details

This started when...

When I swiched from Firefox 3.6 to 4.

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  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.3"
  • 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
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
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  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • Rhapsody Player Engine Plugin
  • Google Update
  • Yahoo! activeX Plug-in Bridge

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0

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the-edmeister
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Yahoo isn't built into Firefox 4.0, as long as you installed Firefox 4.0 from an official Mozilla download mirror web site. There is a Yahoo version of Firefox 4.0, maybe that's what you installed?

Yahoo isn't built into Firefox 4.0, as long as you installed Firefox 4.0 from an official Mozilla download mirror web site. There is a Yahoo version of Firefox 4.0, maybe that's what you installed?
silkphoenix 90 solutions 1254 answers

No, Yahoo has nothing to do with Firefox. Are you using a Yahoo toolbar or Yahoo Search Engine?

No, Yahoo has nothing to do with Firefox. Are you using a Yahoo toolbar or Yahoo Search Engine?

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If that's the case (and I'm not sure) how can I reinstall Firefox?

If that's the case (and I'm not sure) how can I reinstall Firefox?
the-edmeister
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{Ctrl + Shft + A} - then click on Extensions, to view your installed Extensions. Do any Yahoo extensions appear in that listing? If so uninstall them or it.

If not, download Firefox 4.0 from here:
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

Then uninstall your current version and install the newly downloaded official version.

Do not select the option to uninstall Firefox personal data and customizations when you uninstall your current version.

''' {Ctrl + Shft + A} ''' - then click on Extensions, to view your installed Extensions. Do any Yahoo extensions appear in that listing? If so uninstall them or it. If not, download Firefox 4.0 from here: <br /> http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ Then uninstall your current version and install the newly downloaded official version. '' '''Do not''' select the option to '''uninstall Firefox personal data and customizations''' when you uninstall your current version.''