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searchqu.com/421 becomes the default home page in Firefox and IE..

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I have Windows 7 Home Premium and, yes recently accessed a file from the koyote web site. Reading previous posts I have tried all suggestions to remove files, add-on extentions etc with no success in Firefox but IE now works satisfactorily.

KR's Fredsmith

I have Windows 7 Home Premium and, yes recently accessed a file from the koyote web site. Reading previous posts I have tried all suggestions to remove files, add-on extentions etc with no success in Firefox but IE now works satisfactorily. KR's Fredsmith

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Hi! @Fredsmith68

We are glad to see that our former replies are being used,and as Vivek.Wilfred mentioned, our instructions for removing Searchqu 406 and 421 are the same since its basically the same toolbar. If you are still having troubles removing Searchqu from FF please try the following:

Write in the URL address: "about:config" it will warn you to be careful. Go in anyway. Search for: "homepage" in the filter and double click "browser.startup.homepage" From here you can change your homepage default settings to a multitude of sites.

We hope that this has been helpful :)

The Searchqu support team.

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Additional System Details

Sites Affected

http://

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.2
  • Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102
  • DivX Plus Web Player version 2.2.0.52
  • SiteAdvisor
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.3.633
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Google Update
  • GEPlugin
  • McAfee MSC FF plugin DLL
  • Google Updater pluginhttp://pack.google.com/
  • 4.0.60831.0
  • Garmin Communicator Plug-In 3.0.1.0
  • DivX VOD Helper Plug-in
  • NPWLPG
  • CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Album Plugin Utility Module
  • 2.0.0048.0
  • Tool bar for Image Web Server Images
  • Progress bar for Image Web Server Images
  • The ECW plugin allows you to view gigabyte size imagery over the internet. Visit http://www.ermapper.com for more information.
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:9.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/9.0.1

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Vivek 289 solutions 2084 answers

Hi,

Please see this.

Hi, Please [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/910719 see this.]

Question owner

Hello vivek,

I have been through all the relevant answers and removed the files listed either Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > or by Firefox > Tools > Add-ons etc with no success for Firefox. The problem has been resolved for IE. I'm reluctant to make registry changes unless you can give me chapter and verse on how to do it. I also use McAffee.

Most of the other answers also refer to searchqu/406 not 421.

KR's Fredsmith

I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

Hello vivek, I have been through all the relevant answers and removed the files listed either Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > or by Firefox > Tools > Add-ons etc with no success for Firefox. The problem has been resolved for IE. I'm reluctant to make registry changes unless you can give me chapter and verse on how to do it. I also use McAffee. Most of the other answers also refer to searchqu/406 not 421. KR's Fredsmith I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
Vivek 289 solutions 2084 answers

Hi Fredsmith68,

I think you should go through the suggestions and links by SearchquSupport, which seems to be helpful, according to the feedback. You may even be able to contact them.

406 and 421 is the same. The important part is just searchqu .com. All the parts before is a subdomain of searchqu .com and what comes after is the resource or path inside searchqu .com. You can check both the versions here.

Hi Fredsmith68, I think you should go through the suggestions and links by SearchquSupport, which seems to be helpful, according to the feedback. You may even be able to contact them. 406 and 421 is the same. The important part is just searchqu .com. All the parts before is a subdomain of searchqu .com and what comes after is the resource or path inside searchqu .com. You can check both the versions [http://www.whois.sc/ here.]
Vivek 289 solutions 2084 answers

Hi Fredsmith68,

I think you should go through the suggestions and links by SearchquSupport, which seems to be helpful, according to the feedback. You may even be able to contact them.

406 and 421 is the same. The important part is just searchqu .com. All the parts before is a subdomain of searchqu .com and what comes after is the resource or path inside searchqu .com. You can check both the versions here.

Hi Fredsmith68, I think you should go through the suggestions and links by SearchquSupport, which seems to be helpful, according to the feedback. You may even be able to contact them. 406 and 421 is the same. The important part is just searchqu .com. All the parts before is a subdomain of searchqu .com and what comes after is the resource or path inside searchqu .com. You can check both the versions [http://www.whois.sc/ here.]
Searchqu Support Team 8 solutions 46 answers

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Hi! @Fredsmith68

We are glad to see that our former replies are being used,and as Vivek.Wilfred mentioned, our instructions for removing Searchqu 406 and 421 are the same since its basically the same toolbar. If you are still having troubles removing Searchqu from FF please try the following:

Write in the URL address: "about:config" it will warn you to be careful. Go in anyway. Search for: "homepage" in the filter and double click "browser.startup.homepage" From here you can change your homepage default settings to a multitude of sites.

We hope that this has been helpful :)

The Searchqu support team.

Hi! @Fredsmith68 We are glad to see that our former replies are being used,and as Vivek.Wilfred mentioned, our instructions for removing Searchqu 406 and 421 are the same since its basically the same toolbar. If you are still having troubles removing Searchqu from FF please try the following: Write in the URL address: "about:config" it will warn you to be careful. Go in anyway. Search for: "homepage" in the filter and double click "browser.startup.homepage" From here you can change your homepage default settings to a multitude of sites. We hope that this has been helpful :) The Searchqu support team.

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Question owner

Hi Guys,

Thanks for your help with this. It was successful.

Fredsmith69

Hi Guys, Thanks for your help with this. It was successful. Fredsmith69
NuB82 0 solutions 2 answers

Interesting, I've tried this solution as well. However, it doesn't resolve my issue of; "when I type in my URL/Address box any random thing, it STILL uses this searchqu aka search-results.com function to bring me back my results, instead of my preferred search engine of google.com. How can I get rid of this seachqu once and for all, please. Thank you.

Interesting, I've tried this solution as well. However, it doesn't resolve my issue of; "when I type in my URL/Address box any random thing, it STILL uses this searchqu aka search-results.com function to bring me back my results, instead of my preferred search engine of google.com. How can I get rid of this seachqu once and for all, please. Thank you.
Searchqu Support Team 8 solutions 46 answers

Hi @NuB82, There's no problem to change your default search engine just by taking a few steps: Write in the URL address: "about:config", Search for: keyword.url in the filter and double click " keyword.url" From here you can change your default search engine to your own personal choice , For google, enter:

http://www.google.com/search?&q=

Please let us know if the issue persist , we are here to assist :)

The Searchqu support team.

Hi @NuB82, There's no problem to change your default search engine just by taking a few steps: Write in the URL address: "about:config", Search for: keyword.url in the filter and double click " keyword.url" From here you can change your default search engine to your own personal choice , For google, enter: http://www.google.com/search?&q= Please let us know if the issue persist , we are here to assist :) The Searchqu support team.
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I think I am seeing a pattern with Searchqu and the 406 / 421 / 431 numbers - those numbers probably refer to the account of the person that Searchqu is paying for sending you to their search page. They count the usage of each of those numbers so they can calculate how much to pay each Crapware distributor for those "referrals".

And Searchqu is now making enough money off this crap that they can afford to pay two "support people" to monitor internet postings and try to mitigate the havoc that Searchqu is wreaking upon Firefox users, and try to look benevolent by helping users fix the "damage" that their poor business model has created.

Searchqu is starting to smell a lot like Ask.com passing gas.

I think I am seeing a pattern with Searchqu and the 406 / 421 / 431 numbers - those numbers probably refer to the account of the person that Searchqu is paying for sending you to their search page. They count the usage of each of those numbers so they can calculate how much to pay each Crapware distributor for those "referrals". And Searchqu is now making enough money off this crap that they can afford to pay two "support people" to monitor internet postings and try to mitigate the havoc that Searchqu is wreaking upon Firefox users, and try to look benevolent by helping users fix the "damage" that their poor business model has created. Searchqu is starting to smell a lot like Ask.com passing gas.