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All of a sudden Ask.com showed up today as my default rather than Google. How do I get my Google back?

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I tried entering www.google.com as my default home page in the Control Panel and I still have Ask.com.

I tried entering www.google.com as my default home page in the Control Panel and I still have Ask.com.

Chosen solution

  1. Remove Ask Toolbar (if you have it installed):
  2. Reset your home page (if the Ask search page is displayed when starting Firefox): http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/How+to+set+the+home+page
    • You can reset to the default by clicking "Restore to default" on Options > General > Startup > Home page. Be sure to set "When Firefox starts" to "Show my home page" on that same panel.
  3. Reset your Location Bar search engine (if typing a few words in the URL/Location Bar takes you to Ask search):
  4. If Ask is shown in your Search Bar and you want to remove it:


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Additional System Details

This happened

Just once or twice

This started when...

about 30 minutes ago

Installed Plug-ins

  • The Hulu Desktop Plugin allows Hulu.com to integrate with the Hulu Desktop application.
  • Google Update
  • Unity Player 2.6.1f3
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_26 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • Bing Bar
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • NPWLPG
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:6.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0

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Chosen Solution

  1. Remove Ask Toolbar (if you have it installed):
  2. Reset your home page (if the Ask search page is displayed when starting Firefox): http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/How+to+set+the+home+page
    • You can reset to the default by clicking "Restore to default" on Options > General > Startup > Home page. Be sure to set "When Firefox starts" to "Show my home page" on that same panel.
  3. Reset your Location Bar search engine (if typing a few words in the URL/Location Bar takes you to Ask search):
  4. If Ask is shown in your Search Bar and you want to remove it:


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#Remove Ask Toolbar (if you have it installed): #*http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Uninstalling+add-ons #*http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Cannot%20uninstall%20an%20add-on #*http://kb.mozillazine.org/Uninstalling_toolbars #Reset your home page (if the Ask search page is displayed when starting Firefox): http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/How+to+set+the+home+page #*You can reset to the default by clicking "Restore to default" on Options > General > Startup > Home page. Be sure to set "When Firefox starts" to "Show my home page" on that same panel. #Reset your Location Bar search engine (if typing a few words in the URL/Location Bar takes you to Ask search): #*type '''''about:config''''' in your Location Bar, like typing a web site address, and press the Enter key #*ignore warning and choose to continue #*in Filter, type '''''keyword.URL''''' #*in lower part of screen, if it is '''bold''' and shows "'''user set'''", right-click keyword.URL and choose "Reset" #*in Filter, type '''''Ask''''' #*any items in lower part of screen in '''bold''' and showing "'''user set'''", right-click and choose "Reset" #*close about:config tab #*See: #**http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config #**http://kb.mozillazine.org/Location_Bar_search#Location_Bar_search_.28external_-_search_engine.29 #**http://kb.mozillazine.org/Keyword.url #**http://www.techrena.net/computers/address-bar-search-provider-firefox/ #If Ask is shown in your Search Bar and you want to remove it: #*https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Search%20bar '''If this reply solves your problem, please click "Solved It" next to this reply when <u>signed-in</u> to the forum.'''