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fantasticgamesmetacrawler search engine has been installed and I cannot uninstall it using any instructions i have found--can you give me instructions?

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fantastic games was downloaded, now their metacrawler search engine is the default search engine and I cannot get rid of it. I went to settings and uninstalled it, but it still defaults. I have Google set as home page, but if I use the top line to enter searches, it defaults to the fantastic games webcrawler.

Additional System Details

Sites Affected

http://

Installed Plug-ins

  • Google Update
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.7.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 11.3 r300
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • 4.1.10329.0
  • Picasa plugin
  • My Web Search Plugin Stub for 32-bit Windows
  • GEPlugin
  • Google Updater pluginhttp://pack.google.com/
  • npapicomadapter
  • BrowserPlus -- Improve your browser! -- http://browserplus.yahoo.com/
  • Virtual Earth 3D 4.00090316005 plugin for Mozilla
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.0
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1

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ideato
  • Top 25 Contributor
616 solutions 4258 answers

Hi bethell

try the excellent SearchReset add-on


thank you

steveslj 0 solutions 1 answers

I too have this same problem. I installed firefox and got a malware Isearch.fantasticgames.....

Using a addon dissabler is not a solution. It is just hiding the problem. Is there a solution to removing this? I cannot reset the default search engine now. Whether in firefox or IE. Thanks