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Why doesn't Mozilla fix the Yahoo problem - it is a hacking issue?

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Dozens of people have strongly complained about Yahoo inserting itself in Firefox and hiding itself so it cannot be removed. This has been going on for at least a month.

Why doesn't Mozilla do something to prevent Yahoo from HACKING into Firefox.? It is an obvious attempt to pre-empt people's browser of choice. Surely there is someone in the Mozilla group who can either alter the code to block Yahoo or at least come up with a solution that lets the average user remove the stupid Yahoo software.

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Dozens of people have strongly complained about Yahoo inserting itself in Firefox and hiding itself so it cannot be removed. This has been going on for at least a month. Why doesn't Mozilla do something to prevent Yahoo from HACKING into Firefox.? It is an obvious attempt to pre-empt people's browser of choice. Surely there is someone in the Mozilla group who can either alter the code to block Yahoo or at least come up with a solution that lets the average user remove the stupid Yahoo software. Thanks

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Firefox is open source. Yahoo's own version of Firefox has it's own customizations that they their users will like. We are aware of Yahoo modifying Firefox. We are glad to hear from you. You can also drop feedback at input.mozilla.org/feedback

thanks!

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Andrew
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Firefox is open source. Yahoo's own version of Firefox has it's own customizations that they their users will like. We are aware of Yahoo modifying Firefox. We are glad to hear from you. You can also drop feedback at input.mozilla.org/feedback

thanks!

Firefox is open source. Yahoo's own version of Firefox has it's own customizations that they their users will like. We are aware of Yahoo modifying Firefox. We are glad to hear from you. You can also drop feedback at input.mozilla.org/feedback thanks!
AliceWyman
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Mozilla has "partnered" with Yahoo to allow them to offer a customized version of Firefox.


http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/about/partnerships/ Quote:

Firefox for Desktop
Opportunities include distribution, customized versions and more of our PC, Mac & Linux browser. Learn more about Mozilla Firefox distribution policies 

https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2012/11/27/offering-a-firefox-with-msn-custom-experience/ Quote:

Firefox has nearly 20 customized versions distributed by partners around the world including AOL, Bing, Twitter, Yahoo! and Yandex.

See also Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page.

Mozilla has "partnered" with Yahoo to allow them to offer a customized version of Firefox. ----- http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/about/partnerships/ '''Quote:''' '''Firefox for Desktop''' Opportunities include distribution, customized versions and more of our PC, Mac & Linux browser. Learn more about [http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/about/partnerships/distribution/ Mozilla Firefox distribution policies] ----- https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2012/11/27/offering-a-firefox-with-msn-custom-experience/ '''Quote:''' Firefox has nearly 20 customized versions distributed by partners around the world including AOL, Bing, Twitter, Yahoo! and Yandex. ----- See also [[Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page]].

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What a pathetic joke - the instructions to remove the unwanted Yahoo search engine tell you to open up the search engine list and remove Yahoo. BUT YAHOO IS NOT DISPLAYED IT IS HIDDEN AND CANNOT BE REMOVED.

That horrible fact is what is so annoying. It is willfully hidden by either Mozilla or Yahoo forcing it down the throats of people who do not want it!!

And a search on one's entire system does not turn up any reference to Yahoo.

ONE MORE TIME, THIS IS MY COMPUTER NOT MOZILLA'S OR YAHOO'S.

Please do what you know perfectly well is the right thing to do and provide a viable method for users to get rid of Yahoo.

Why, Alice, can't you specifically answer my questions instead of spouting the drivel about providing features for a broad range of customers. There are hundreds if not thousands of user that are not happy about this stupid problem.

What a pathetic joke - the instructions to remove the unwanted Yahoo search engine tell you to open up the search engine list and remove Yahoo. BUT YAHOO IS NOT DISPLAYED IT IS HIDDEN AND CANNOT BE REMOVED. That horrible fact is what is so annoying. It is willfully hidden by either Mozilla or Yahoo forcing it down the throats of people who do not want it!! And a search on one's entire system does not turn up any reference to Yahoo. ONE MORE TIME, THIS IS MY COMPUTER NOT MOZILLA'S OR YAHOO'S. Please do what you know perfectly well is the right thing to do and provide a viable method for users to get rid of Yahoo. Why, Alice, can't you specifically answer my questions instead of spouting the drivel about providing features for a broad range of customers. There are hundreds if not thousands of user that are not happy about this stupid problem.

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Andrew
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You will have to uninstall your current version of Firefox and then install Firefox from Mozilla directly at getfirefox.com

You will have to uninstall your current version of Firefox and then install Firefox from Mozilla directly at getfirefox.com
AliceWyman
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You need to read through Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page and look under Other solutions.

You need to read through [[Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page]] and look under '''Other solutions'''.

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Another pathetic solution - using the Revo uninstaller, I got rid of everything on my workstation that had any reference to Firefox.

And then I went to download Firefox and missed one the the little boxes that said I wanted to install that other sick program called AVG. So when I brought up my "browerser" up came AVG.

Fortunately, it was trivial to remove by using the manage search engines procedure. And lo and behold, not only was AVG in the list but so was YAHOO

I highlighted both of them and deleted both of them. And then closed Firefox and re-opened it and there was YAHOO. PATHETIC PATHETIC PATHETIC OUTRAGEOUS OUTRAGEOUS OUTRAGEOUS

Tomorrow I will have my guru lock on to my machine and get rid of the damn piece of trash.

Another pathetic solution - using the Revo uninstaller, I got rid of everything on my workstation that had any reference to Firefox. And then I went to download Firefox and missed one the the little boxes that said I wanted to install that other sick program called AVG. So when I brought up my "browerser" up came AVG. Fortunately, it was trivial to remove by using the manage search engines procedure. And lo and behold, not only was AVG in the list but so was YAHOO I highlighted both of them and deleted both of them. And then closed Firefox and re-opened it and there was YAHOO. PATHETIC PATHETIC PATHETIC OUTRAGEOUS OUTRAGEOUS OUTRAGEOUS Tomorrow I will have my guru lock on to my machine and get rid of the damn piece of trash.