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I recently updated Firefox and something called Fantistic Games has taken over my homepage and I can't get rid of it.


I used to get a field of 9 options to open when I opened a new page by clicking on the + button on the right side of the Search tab. After I updated Firefox a couple of days ago, my homepage had been taken over by something called "Fantasti Games". I can't find it anywhere to uninstall "Fantisti Games". I now have Google come up as my homepage when I open Mozilla Firefox, but each tab that I open comes up with the "FantastiGames" search engine. I need to get rid of that from my computer and revert back to what I had before, which was when I opened a new tab, I got nine large icons on the screen that gave me the choice of common sites to go to (such as AOL, YouTube, Weather.com, Google, etc.). Please tell me how to uninstall "FantastiGames".

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

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  • 5.1.20125.0
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Google Update
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  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • SiteAdvisor
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
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  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer Plugin
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer DLL
  • Nexon Game Controller
  • Pando Web Installer
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator


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  • Skype Click to Call ({82AF8DCA-6DE9-405D-BD5E-43525BDAD38A}) (Inactive)


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  • gfx.blacklist.suggested-driver-version:
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  • User JS: Yes
  • Accessibility: Yes
smo 45 solutions 498 answers

This is embarrassing. It sounds like you have a third party program that has taken over your search engine, home page, and/or the default new tab page. Fortunately, this can be remedied easily:

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP), and then click Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
  2. In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions panel.
  3. Select the toolbar you wish to remove.
  4. Click the remove button.
  5. Click "Restart now" if it pops up. Your tabs will be saved and restored after the restart.

After Firefox restarts, install the Search Reset Tool. This will remove the rest of the traces of this program from your Firefox.

For further information, please read Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page.

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