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How do i get rid of the "Verizon Search" thingy? Everytime i try to search google with the search bar, it uses Verizon search instead of google.

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Anyone know how to fix this?

Anyone know how to fix this?

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See this screenshot. If you press the Google icon you will be directed to a Google search.

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Tyler Downer
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Try to install the following add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset

Try to install the following add-on: [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset]
kbrosnan
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Unfortunately you will need to manually choose the Google option.

Many Internet Service Providers and mobile phone data providers incorrectly provide a 'search service' for failed DNS lookups. You can read more about this in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS_hijacking#Manipulation_by_ISPs and http://arstechnica.com/uncategorized/2007/06/sitefinder-redux-verizon-tests-dns-redirect-service/

Unfortunately you will need to manually choose the Google option. Many Internet Service Providers and mobile phone data providers incorrectly provide a 'search service' for failed DNS lookups. You can read more about this in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS_hijacking#Manipulation_by_ISPs and http://arstechnica.com/uncategorized/2007/06/sitefinder-redux-verizon-tests-dns-redirect-service/

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Thanks for the responses. How would i go about chossing Google? I dont see anything like that under settings.

Thanks for the responses. How would i go about chossing Google? I dont see anything like that under settings.
kbrosnan
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See this screenshot. If you press the Google icon you will be directed to a Google search.

See this screenshot. If you press the Google icon you will be directed to a Google search.

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Wow, I can't believe I missed that. Thanks so much!

Wow, I can't believe I missed that. Thanks so much!