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Cannot restore "Search the web from the Address Bar" feature

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I have just recovered my system from the Funmoods virus. In the process, I uninstalled all the Funmoods components and then cleaned my registry with Malwarebytes. However, I can no longer search the web from the address bar in Firefox. I followed the instructions in the Mozilla help section on this (here: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-web-address-bar). My config settings are:

    keyword.URL            default     string
    keyword.enabled     default     boolean     true

I believe these are the correct settings, but clearly either they are wrong or there are other settings I need to adjust. Can anyone steer me in the right direction on this?

I have just recovered my system from the Funmoods virus. In the process, I uninstalled all the Funmoods components and then cleaned my registry with Malwarebytes. However, I can no longer search the web from the address bar in Firefox. I followed the instructions in the Mozilla help section on this (here: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-web-address-bar). My config settings are: keyword.URL default string keyword.enabled default boolean true I believe these are the correct settings, but clearly either they are wrong or there are other settings I need to adjust. Can anyone steer me in the right direction on this?

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The only thing you would lose from a rest is your extensions, nothing else. However, try this: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.23
  • Version 3.10.2.10212
  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.9.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • Google Update
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Amazon MP3 Downloader Plugin 1.0.17
  • 5.1.10411.0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0

More Information

Here are my important modified preferences:
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar 0
browser.cache.disk.capacity 1048576
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value 1048576
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion 4
browser.search.useDBForOrder true
browser.startup.homepage http://www.google.com
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID 20121024073032
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone 16.0.2
browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent false
browser.tabs.selectOwnerOnClose false
browser.tabs.warnOnClose false
browser.zoom.siteSpecificfalseextensions.lastAppVersion 16.0.2
font.internaluseonly.changed false
gfx.direct3d.prefer_10_1 true
network.cookie.prefsMigrated true
places.database.lastMaintenance 1353533860
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages 104858
privacy.donottrackheader.enabled true
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs true
security.warn_viewing_mixed false

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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 Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

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: #Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information. #Click the "Reset Firefox" button. #Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish. #Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied. Further information can be found in the [[Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems]] article. Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

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Yes I am aware that I can restore Firefox to its default settings, but that's not what I want to do. Honestly at this point if I were going to lose all my history, settings, passwords, extensions and bookmarks I would probably just switch to Chrome. What I am looking for here is a fix to my problem. Sorry if that wasn't clear from my original question.

Yes I am aware that I can restore Firefox to its default settings, but that's not what I want to do. Honestly at this point if I were going to lose all my history, settings, passwords, extensions and bookmarks I would probably just switch to Chrome. What I am looking for here is a fix to my problem. Sorry if that wasn't clear from my original question.

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The only thing you would lose from a rest is your extensions, nothing else. However, try this: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/

The only thing you would lose from a rest is your extensions, nothing else. However, try this: [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/]

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Yup, that did it. Thanks!

Yup, that did it. Thanks!