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I installed a program and even after uninstalling it still shows as my default browser so how do I get rid of it even after removing it from the add-ons and my

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The new default browser is called ask.com and it appeared after I installed a faster downloading program. I have uninstalled the new program from my computer and add0ons but it is still throwing me back to new default browser even after I installed firefox four times. It's irriating and it just does not seem to want to go away. How do I get rid of it without losing bookmarks and information?

The new default browser is called ask.com and it appeared after I installed a faster downloading program. I have uninstalled the new program from my computer and add0ons but it is still throwing me back to new default browser even after I installed firefox four times. It's irriating and it just does not seem to want to go away. How do I get rid of it without losing bookmarks and information?

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You can use the SearchReset extension to reset some preferences to the default values.

Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).

You can do a search on the about:config page page for ask.com

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Chosen Solution

You can use the SearchReset extension to reset some preferences to the default values.

Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons).

You can do a search on the about:config page page for ask.com

You can use the SearchReset extension to reset some preferences to the default values. *https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/searchreset/ Note that the SearchReset extension only runs once and then uninstalls automatically, so it won't show on the "Firefox > Add-ons" page (about:addons). You can do a search on the <b>about:config</b> page page for ask.com *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config

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Thank you so much as you just saved my life with this one. Thank you for the quick answer and the info because it worked!! Didn't lose data or anything so once again thanks.

Thank you so much as you just saved my life with this one. Thank you for the quick answer and the info because it worked!! Didn't lose data or anything so once again thanks.