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Why does my home page keep changing the search engine from Google back to ASK ?


I set my home page to goggle and goggle was my search engine but when I turned off my computer it went back to this Ask search engine and goggle was no longer my home page? I followed your home page set up directions and every thing was fine till I turned off the computer.

Modified by cor-el

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This happened

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • Google Update
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.5"
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_26 for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1

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Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox (Tools) > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

You can open the about:config page via the location bar and do a search for ask via the Filter at the top of the about:config page.
You can reset all ask related prefs that appear bold (user set) via the right-click context menu to their default values.