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Conduit search has taken over my address bar.

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If I type anything into the address bar, links to bing searches for websites come up. If I make an error in the address, I am sent to bing.

Virus scan finds no issues. Ad-aware puts a Win32 file in quarantine, but it doesn't have an impact on the address bar issue. I have NO add ons, toolbars, or winzip software on my computer.

I followed the directions here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/919624 and my problem was resolved for a few days, now it is back. I haven't downloaded anything new but my computer ran two automatic updates.

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Do you display the built-in Firefox search bar? Generally speaking the address bar follows your selection there. By default, the selection is Google (you'll see the lower-case g on a blue square).

To reset your search providers back to their defaults (i.e., Google), you also can use this extension as a one-step solution:

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

And just in case you didn't explore all the categories on the Add-ons page -- which you can access using either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a
  • orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons

-- make sure to click Extensions in the left column to check for any "Community Toolbar" add-ons which generally are created by Conduit.

Any improvement?

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Chosen Solution

Do you display the built-in Firefox search bar? Generally speaking the address bar follows your selection there. By default, the selection is Google (you'll see the lower-case g on a blue square).

To reset your search providers back to their defaults (i.e., Google), you also can use this extension as a one-step solution:

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

And just in case you didn't explore all the categories on the Add-ons page -- which you can access using either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a
  • orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons

-- make sure to click Extensions in the left column to check for any "Community Toolbar" add-ons which generally are created by Conduit.

Any improvement?