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I have an insidious homepage that I cannot get rid of. It is called findwide. I have tried to contact their website but emails always comeback. Cannot deliver. I have searched the web but nothing seems to come up. I was using WaterFox and I thought it was part of the problem. It wasn't. I have tried to use every method to get rid of this insidious homepage but nothing works. I need help. I was able to get rid of it in Internet Explorer but not FireFox.

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I can't get rid of it as a home page. Nothing I tried works. I have been working on computers since 1978 so I am no novice. Contact at samecteam@yahoo.com. If you wish you can contact me on my home phone at 352-688-3938.

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Try to reset some preferences to the default with the SearchReset extension:

Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).

If you do not keep changes after a restart then see: