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I keep trying to change my default address bar search back to Google, but it resets to another browser each time I close Firefox. I have gone in to the "about:config" page and changed the keyword.url to "http://www.google.com/search?&q=" but once I reopen Firefox, the value for keyword.url is back to "http://search.conduit.com/ResultsExt.aspx?ctid=CT3072253&SearchSource=2&q=" which presents as a Bing search if I search in the address bar.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

I keep trying to change my default address bar search back to Google, but it resets to another browser each time I close Firefox. I have gone in to the "about:config" page and changed the keyword.url to "http://www.google.com/search?&q=" but once I reopen Firefox, the value for keyword.url is back to "http://search.conduit.com/ResultsExt.aspx?ctid=CT3072253&SearchSource=2&q=" which presents as a Bing search if I search in the address bar. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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There are a few other settings you may need to change. Check out this thread and see whether that helps: How to I remove "search conduit," and "mywebsearch?" | Firefox Support Forum | Firefox Help.

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Chosen Solution

There are a few other settings you may need to change. Check out this thread and see whether that helps: How to I remove "search conduit," and "mywebsearch?" | Firefox Support Forum | Firefox Help.

There are a few other settings you may need to change. Check out this thread and see whether that helps: [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/919414 How to I remove "search conduit," and "mywebsearch?" | Firefox Support Forum | Firefox Help].
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See also: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Preferences+are+not+saved

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Ptericles 0 solutions 1 answers
  1. Click Firefox (on the top left of the browser), options, enable the conduit-based toolbar (in my case uTorrent bar and uTorrentControl2),
  2. Click the configure button on the right (I see a little grey wrench), click the Additional Settings tab, and make sure the box for "Enable search from address bar." is UNchecked.
# Click Firefox (on the top left of the browser), options, enable the conduit-based toolbar (in my case uTorrent bar and uTorrentControl2), # Click the configure button on the right (I see a little grey wrench), click the Additional Settings tab, and '''make sure the box for "Enable search from address bar." is ''UN''checked.'''

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