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I installed FLV player and it put in an extra search tab, How do I get rid of it? there is no mention of it in extensions


I was able to reset home page to default but I cant get rid of the search here tab FLV player installed on tab line . what to do??

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windows xp pro

jddockery 2 solutions 18 answers


Drag and drop the search bar into the pop up box.

Question owner

whats a pop up box?

Question owner

Its in the tab bar section

jddockery 2 solutions 18 answers

a separate window.

Question owner

I tried that already. It doesnt drag like the toolbar stuff. Its like a default tab

Question owner

also it wont drag sideways like regular tabs either

jddockery 2 solutions 18 answers

can you post a picture?

and also a list of your "about:support" page....typed in the url address bar.

should be a button to "copy to clipboard".

Modified by jddockery

Question owner

heres a pic, i have to leave now . let me know what you come up with Thanks

jddockery 2 solutions 18 answers

Helpful Reply

the "search here" box is a problem with adware on your pc. remove any suspicious entries (toolbars, things that you have not installed intentionally, don't know what purpose they serve, etc) in firefox > addons > extensions. also go to the windows control panel / programs and remove all toolbars or potentially unwanted software from there and do a full scan of your system with the security software that you have in place and also different tool like the free version of malwarebytes.

Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware

for the other issue mentioned see: Firefox says it's just updated every time it starts - how to fix


Question owner

I uninstalled a bunch of stuff it appears to be gone now ,,, thanks

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