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Yahoo keeps coming up as main search engine when I want Google--why?

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I downloaded a program, You Tube Download, which asked me during the download to make Yahoo my preferred search engine or homepage, and I removed the check from the box. Now, instead of Google which I prefer, Yahoo comes up as the main=first search engine and I must change it whenever I open Firefox. I have tried removing Yahoo from the list, but it pops back up when I restart Firefox. How do I get this to stop happening?

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This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

I downloaded a new program, YouTube Download

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_29 for Mozilla browsers
  • Google Update
  • GEPlugin
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • 4.0.60831.0
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 8.3.1
  • SiteAdvisor
  • McAfee MSC FF plugin DLL
  • NPWLPG
  • McAfee Virtual Technician plugin for Mozilla (Gecko Version: 1.8b1)
  • Office Live Update v1.5
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:8.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/8.0

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cor-el
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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).


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