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how to get rid of searchYa as my browser

how to get rid of searchYa as my browser

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:13.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/13.0

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SafeBrowser 543 solutions 2390 answers

SearchYa may have "piggy-backed" onto your system when you installed some third-party software on your system; always look for an opportunity to not install extra items or look for a custom install option when installing software or software updates.


  1. Remove SearchYa Toolbar (if you have it installed):
  2. Reset your home page (if the SearchYa search page is displayed when starting Firefox):
  3. Reset your Location Bar search engine (if typing a few words in the URL/Location Bar takes you to SearchYa search):
  4. If SearchYa is shown in your Search Bar and you want to remove it:


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SearchYa may have "piggy-backed" onto your system when you installed some third-party software on your system; always look for an opportunity to not install extra items or look for a custom install option when installing software or software updates. #Remove SearchYa Toolbar (if you have it installed): #*SearchYa's uninstall instructions --> http://searchya.com/faq #*http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Uninstalling+add-ons #*http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Cannot%20uninstall%20an%20add-on #*http://kb.mozillazine.org/Uninstalling_toolbars #Reset your home page (if the SearchYa search page is displayed when starting Firefox): #*http://support.mozilla.org/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. #*See --> https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/startup-home-page-download-settings (see Startup section) #Reset your Location Bar search engine (if typing a few words in the URL/Location Bar takes you to SearchYa 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 '''''SearchYa''''' #*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 SearchYa is shown in your Search Bar and you want to remove it: #*https://support.mozilla.org/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.'''

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SkyKilla 0 solutions 1 answers

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I had the same problem. Everytime I opened a new tab it got SearchYa as search engine. The about:config solution did not help; it has reseted as soon as I closed about:config tab.

Finally I got rid of it by selecting: Firefox -> "Help" then "Troubleshooting Information" then click on "Reset Firefox" button. Firefox closes and resets. When it starts again all the features are reseted and the problem solved. It had kept all my bookmark and toolbar settings.

I had the same problem. Everytime I opened a new tab it got SearchYa as search engine. The ''about:config'' solution did not help; it has reseted as soon as I closed about:config tab. Finally I got rid of it by selecting: Firefox -> "Help" then "Troubleshooting Information" then click on "Reset Firefox" button. Firefox closes and resets. When it starts again all the features are reseted and the problem solved. It had kept all my bookmark and toolbar settings.
Zmeuu 0 solutions 1 answers

Thank you very much!

Thank you very much!