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How do I stop the Browser settings change window from appearing in bottom right corner of my screen


The following details appear in a small window of the bottom left of my screen which cannot be closed:

Browser settings change

! an unknown change was detected on your browser's search settings:

     * Keep my current settings.
     * I am aware of this change and approve it


when I click on Yes or on red X nothing happens and small window is still visible.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.6 r602
  • Google Update
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.6
  • 5.1.20125.0
  • Citrix ICA Client Plugin (Win32)


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0

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hello, this is usually caused by adware on your pc.

please run a scan of your system with adwcleaner & also manually check that you don't have any suspicious entries like 3rd-party-toolbars presently installed under firefox > addons > extensions (adware like babylon also might install some unwanted stuff that comes under the names "Browser Manager", "Browser Protector", "Bprotector", "Object Installer", etc.) or in the windows control panel > programs section.

afterwards install the search reset addon - it will revert the most common customziations those adware programs do in firefox back to the default: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/searchreset/

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