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How to prevent start page change

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My start page was changed without my knowledge or consent. Don't know how but maybe it was the most recent Firefox upgrade. How can I prevent this? It really pisses me off.

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Firefox updates don't change the users Homepage, but Malware does.

What page was your Homepage changed to?

Knowing that may help determine what to recommend as the fix.

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Firefox updates don't change the users Homepage, but Malware does.

What page was your Homepage changed to?

Knowing that may help determine what to recommend as the fix.

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hello john, firefox doesn't change your homepage in an update (it might show a one-time page on what's new in the updated version though) - maybe some third-party addon/adware has overwritten your user settings.

please have a look in firefox > addons > extensions & remove any suspicious entries (toolbars, things that you have not installed intentionally, don't know what purpose they serve, etc). also go to the windows control panel / programs and remove all toolbars or potentially unwanted software from there.

Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page

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Found a search toolbar that I did not recognize,possibly a remnant of my epic battle with SearchQ ( real stinker ).