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typying on addressbar goes to starburn software search engine. I never installed such program, and i can't remove it.. Is it from Mozilla?

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I don't mean the searchbar at the right of the page, but the main address bar. If I type kas for example and hit enter, the search page from starburn software shows up. I looked for traces of this EVERYWHERE in my PC but can't find it. What can I remove it? Or is it a legitimate program that came with firefox? Thanks

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Install this addon https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/

This add-on is very simple: on installation, it backs up and then resets your search preferences and home page to their default values, and then uninstalls itself. This affects the search bar, URL bar searches, and the home page.

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Michalis 18 solutions 193 answers

Chosen Solution

Install this addon https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/

This add-on is very simple: on installation, it backs up and then resets your search preferences and home page to their default values, and then uninstalls itself. This affects the search bar, URL bar searches, and the home page.

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Solved! Thanks!

linny57 0 solutions 2 answers

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This link did not work for me - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/ I've still got starburn and have tried everything mentioned on other pages to get rid of it but to no avail. HELP.

Michalis 18 solutions 193 answers

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems article.

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linny57 0 solutions 2 answers

MIXALIS, thanks for your help, have reset firefox and everything else but still getting the starburn page i cannot get my home page,to stay my home page i keep setting it up but it goes straight back to starburn , i even did what startburn said in about config and that does not work. I think i will have to get rid of firefox and find a new search engine pity as i like firefox.