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How can I stop "Nation Advanced Search" from coming up whenever I open a new tab in Firefox running under Mac OSX?

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HELP! A few days ago, "Nation Advanced Search" (NAS) tool bar started showing up when I opened Firefox. I removed the NAS application from my computer which got rid of the toolbar, but now when I click to open a new tab, the tab opens with the NAS URL. I have not been able to stop this from happening. I downloaded and installed Firefox again, but that didn't work. I used Spotlight to search for Nation Advanced Search, but no files were found. I hope someone will be able to help me with this problem, and believe me when I say I will be very grateful for any help. Thank you.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.8 r800
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • global user id
  • 5.1.20125.0
  • Picasa plugin.
  • doubleTwist Web Plugin

Application

  • Firefox 23.0.1
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:23.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/23.0
  • Support URL: http://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/23.0.1/Darwin/en-US/

Extensions

  • Adblock Plus 2.3.2 ({d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d})
  • After the Deadline 1.51 (afterthedeadline@afterthedeadline.com)
  • BetterPrivacy 1.68 ({d40f5e7b-d2cf-4856-b441-cc613eeffbe3})
  • Clear Console 1.10 (clearConsole@penzil.com)
  • Clearly 9.3369.854.431 (readable@evernote.com)
  • Collusion 0.27 (jid1-F9UJ2thwoAm5gQ@jetpack)
  • DuckDuckGo Plus 0.2.53 (jid1-ZAdIEUB7XOzOJw@jetpack)
  • Long URL Please 0.5.1 (longurlplease@darragh.curran)
  • NoScript 2.6.7.1 ({73a6fe31-595d-460b-a920-fcc0f8843232})
  • PriceBlink 3.7.1 (info@priceblink.com)
  • Print Edit 10.0 (printedit@DW-dev)
  • PrivacySuite 0.753 (abine@abine.com)
  • ReminderFox 2.1.2 ({ada4b710-8346-4b82-8199-5de2b400a6ae})
  • Troubleshooter 1.1a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)
  • Wired-Marker 4.0.11120600 ({e36db930-f18d-4449-b45f-e286cfb9e03a})
  • WOT 20130515 ({a0d7ccb3-214d-498b-b4aa-0e8fda9a7bf7})
  • Zotero 3.0.11 (zotero@chnm.gmu.edu)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x6740
  • adapterDrivers:
  • adapterRAM:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x1002
  • driverDate:
  • driverVersion:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'quartz', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'none', u'AzureContentBackend': u'none'}
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 2
  • numTotalWindows: 2
  • webglRenderer: ATI Technologies Inc. -- ATI Radeon HD 6770M OpenGL Engine
  • windowLayerManagerType: OpenGL

Modified Preferences

  • accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar: 0
  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
  • browser.newtab.url: http://search.nation.com/?orig=NT&affid=280&cztbid=18629274701451
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 4
  • browser.privatebrowsing.autostart: True
  • browser.search.useDBForOrder: True
  • browser.startup.homepage: http://refdesk.com/
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20130814063812
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 23.0.1
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • dom.w3c_touch_events.expose: False
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 23.0.1
  • font.name.serif.x-western: Monaco
  • font.size.variable.x-western: 14
  • gfx.blacklist.direct2d: 3
  • gfx.blacklist.layers.direct3d9: 3
  • gfx.blacklist.webgl.msaa: 4
  • keyword.URL: http://search.nation.com/?orig=DS&affid=280&cztbid=18629274701451&q=
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1377531202
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858
  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
  • plugin.importedState: True
  • plugin.state.adobepdfviewernpapi: 0
  • plugin.state.zako: 2
  • privacy.cpd.offlineApps: True
  • privacy.cpd.siteSettings: True
  • privacy.donottrackheader.enabled: True
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
  • privacy.sanitize.timeSpan: 0
  • security.warn_viewing_mixed: False
  • storage.vacuum.last.index: 1
  • storage.vacuum.last.places.sqlite: 1376069463

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No

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