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I hate Nation search engine!! I ... HATE IT! I want BING instead. Now I have ... Nation. WTF!

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I want to know how to change my preferences back to BING in auto search? Nation Advanced Search is BullS***! Some how that got in by mistake. I'm :(

I want to know how to change my preferences back to BING in auto search? Nation Advanced Search is BullS***! Some how that got in by mistake. I'm :(

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Glad to hear it sounds like it is sorted now. Thanks for posting back and marking a solution.

 Next time you change something Modzilla just know it's impact.

Please note as far as I understand the situation the problem was not any change by Mozilla, it was installation of Third Party software, presumably bundled with something else that you had intentionally installed.

Everyone please take heed of the warning to be careful about what you install.

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jscher2000
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Some of those words are not actually necessary to convey your point...

(1) Disable ALL nonessential or unrecognized extensions on the following tab. If in doubt, disable it.

orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons > Extensions category

Then restart Firefox using one of the handy links provided on that tab.

(2) Run the Search Reset extension:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/

(3) If the problem returns when you restart Firefox, you may need to manually remove a user.js file as described in this article: How to fix preferences that won't save.

Some of those words are not actually necessary to convey your point... (1) Disable ALL nonessential or unrecognized extensions on the following tab. ''If in doubt, disable it.'' orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons > Extensions category Then restart Firefox using one of the handy links provided on that tab. (2) Run the Search Reset extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/ (3) If the problem returns when you restart Firefox, you may need to manually remove a user.js file as described in this article: [[How to fix preferences that won't save]].
jscher2000
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Whoops, I forgot to mention that Step #2 changes your search provider to Google. You then can switch it to Bing in the search box by choosing the Bing icon. Can you get it to work the way you like?

Whoops, I forgot to mention that Step #2 changes your search provider to Google. You then can switch it to Bing in the search box by choosing the Bing icon. Can you get it to work the way you like?
philipp
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maybe there's also some adware involved in this. please go to 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 and run a full scan of your system with the security software that you have in place and different other tools like the free version of malwarebytes & adwcleaner.

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

maybe there's also some adware involved in this. please go to ''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 and run a full scan of your system with the security software that you have in place and different other tools like the [http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free free version of malwarebytes] & [http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/ adwcleaner]. [[Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page]] [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]]

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How do I remove this comment? I am frustrated it took me way over an hour to get this far. I feel frustrated cause everyday day there's another labyrinth to filter through. My day off half of it was spent in an endless maze of cyber space non sense! All that so many hours wasted just so I can find the answers I need to do my work. I'm sick of it!

How do I remove this comment? I am frustrated it took me way over an hour to get this far. I feel frustrated cause everyday day there's another labyrinth to filter through. My day off half of it was spent in an endless maze of cyber space non sense! All that so many hours wasted just so I can find the answers I need to do my work. I'm sick of it!
jscher2000
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Hi Jimmy, each post has an EDIT link to the right of it. You can't delete the post, but you can change it to "Never Mind" if you like.

Most often unwanted extension are bundled into "free" software downloads. It's a good idea to search around for information about downloads before installing them to learn whether they contain potentially unwanted components.

Hi Jimmy, each post has an EDIT link to the right of it. You can't delete the post, but you can change it to "Never Mind" if you like. Most often unwanted extension are bundled into "free" software downloads. It's a good idea to search around for information about downloads before installing them to learn whether they contain potentially unwanted components.
aimeerae 0 solutions 1 answers

I feel the same way and second your feelings - it totally hijacked my browser and wasted a bunch of my work cycles finding their hidden documentation.

Here is their @#$$ how-to remove their VERY INVASIVE toolbar. I had to force quit out of FF on a Mac because it hung the system so badly.

http://search.nation.com/faq_ff.html

I feel the same way and second your feelings - it totally hijacked my browser and wasted a bunch of my work cycles finding their hidden documentation. Here is their @#$$ how-to remove their VERY INVASIVE toolbar. I had to force quit out of FF on a Mac because it hung the system so badly. [http://search.nation.com/faq_ff.html http://search.nation.com/faq_ff.html]

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Fn A thank you! Thank God too. I was afraid I was being messed over and an alone victim. Next time you change something Modzilla just know it's impact. Thanks someone actually understands. Not! "Oh My God, he used a four letter word in there."

Fn A thank you! Thank God too. I was afraid I was being messed over and an alone victim. Next time you change something Modzilla just know it's impact. Thanks someone actually understands. Not! "Oh My God, he used a four letter word in there."
John99 971 solutions 13138 answers

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Glad to hear it sounds like it is sorted now. Thanks for posting back and marking a solution.

 Next time you change something Modzilla just know it's impact.

Please note as far as I understand the situation the problem was not any change by Mozilla, it was installation of Third Party software, presumably bundled with something else that you had intentionally installed.

Everyone please take heed of the warning to be careful about what you install.

Glad to hear it sounds like it is sorted now. Thanks for posting back and marking a solution. '' Next time you change something Modzilla just know it's impact.'' Please note as far as I understand the situation the problem was not any change by Mozilla, it was installation of Third Party software, presumably bundled with something else that you had intentionally installed. Everyone please take heed of the warning to be careful about what you install.