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an unknown and unwanted search engine has made itself my home page and I can't get rid of it.

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a search engine called searchqu.com/406 has somehow made itself the home page whenever I log onto the net. The mozilla help site suggests that you can set a home page by dragging the logo of the preferred site to the bottom left box on tool bar and then clicking 'yes'. I don't have a 'yes' button to click! Anyway, I'd like to rid myself of the intruding search engine as a)its crap, and b) I didn't ask for it and I object to the intrusion. Any suggestions?

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This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

I got a warning message that an unknown search engine was trying to take over then it happenedr

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