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When I updated FF Eco Start Page became my start PAge and default search place WHY?

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Updating to new version of Fire Fox, my home page was changed to eco Start Page and my default search was a yahoo Eco Start Page . Why did this happen? I had trouble correcting this and how can this happen to FF? I thought your browser was secure.

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I'm also having this exact same problem. I was able to change my homepage back to its default, but have no clue as to how to change by default search back to Google.

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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).

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.

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

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EcoStartpage.com is a malicious browser hijacker. This redirection and automatic homepage settings are done by a malware application. anyhow, you have to scan your system with an anti-malware tool to detect and remove this infection, or you may delete it manually by eliminating this virus` components How to remove EcoStartpage browser hijack virus