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yahoo search

Hello, Ive got Quantum 63.01 running on macbook pro. Yahoo barging in as the 'default search engine'. I go to my preference page I delete it, google is back to being my d… (read more)

Hello, Ive got Quantum 63.01 running on macbook pro. Yahoo barging in as the 'default search engine'. I go to my preference page I delete it, google is back to being my default search engine. A few days later, boom- there is yahoo again showing up as the default. This goes on several times a week, and its driving me nuts. If I didnt like yahoo before, I really hate them now. Ive gone through all of your solutions, there is nothing in my extensions or add-ons that shouldnt be there. So why does this continue to happen? I need to get rid of yahoo now. I even ran yahoo through the finder and there is nothing on my laptop for yahoo. Isnt there a script I can look for in firefox that can be deleted or something?? Any and all help is truly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Asked by SunnySkyez 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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Mac user, No matter what I try firefox constantly defaults to Bing, how do i permanently set it to google?

Ever since I updated my adobe flash player Firefox keeps changing the default search engine to Bing. I go in to preferences and change back to Google but it repeatedly de… (read more)

Ever since I updated my adobe flash player Firefox keeps changing the default search engine to Bing. I go in to preferences and change back to Google but it repeatedly defaults back to Bing. Any suggestions?

Asked by larrya151 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 months ago

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I want to permanently get rid of Bing.

Bing is popping up on my home screen whenever I want to search. And then it stays there. Bing also steals my search when I use Goggle. The only search engine showing und… (read more)

Bing is popping up on my home screen whenever I want to search. And then it stays there. Bing also steals my search when I use Goggle. The only search engine showing under Customize is Google. It's google I want. I have followed Bing's instructions for removal as well as a couple I have found here by poring through Options, Customize, Extensions and Add-ons, and Help, as part of several found instructions. I am running Firefox Quantum Mozilla under Windows 10 with Google as my search.

And I cannot find nor get rid of Bing.

Asked by twinsmom 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Search engines keep changing

Hi, I keep deleting my search engine list in settings as I just want one, 'DuckDuckGo' to be used. But after a day or two Firefox keep adding others to my list and all of… (read more)

Hi, I keep deleting my search engine list in settings as I just want one, 'DuckDuckGo' to be used. But after a day or two Firefox keep adding others to my list and all of a sudden I'm using Yahoo again. This is SO frustrating. Why won't it just stay as I need it to be?

Asked by ewajeds 7 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 months ago

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Installer states: Sorry Firefox can't be installed. this version requires MS Windows 7 or newer. My PC is running MS Win 7. Firefox was on my machine until 2/18

I have been running Firefox on my PC with no issues since Mar 2018. Then last week i started to get this line of info at the top of the screen when when I started Firefo… (read more)

I have been running Firefox on my PC with no issues since Mar 2018. Then last week i started to get this line of info at the top of the screen when when I started Firefox -

search.hquickmapsanddirections.com/?uc=201... etc. [ See attached file ]

Since i was unable to get back to the Firefox window i was used to for almost a year, I decided to UNINSTALL Firefox. i then downloaded Firefox installer but could not install it again, getting an Installer window that reads, "Sorry, Firefox can't be installed. This version of Firefox requires MS Windows 7 or newer. I'm running MS W7.

Thank you,

Jules Bosch jbosch1@verizon.net

Asked by julesbosch 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Bing has 'invaded' my computer and substituted itself as the search engine with Firefox - I do not want Bing!

I have for many years used Firefox with Google as the search engine. Today out of the blue Bing appeared as the search engine - without me manually changing anything. I … (read more)

I have for many years used Firefox with Google as the search engine.

Today out of the blue Bing appeared as the search engine - without me manually changing anything.

I want to use Google as my preferred search engine

It seems that Bing has invaded as a malware would perhaps on the back of some other invasive add on or similar.

I have gone to options and settings and after removing Bing (supposedly) it reappears when I do a search.

Very frustrating for an occasional user.

Asked by Lovelife 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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every search in Firefox is blocked by WebRoot for malicious site https://services.srchweb.org

Today, 9/9/18, using the search box in Google (searching everything) on Firefox triggers a warning for malicious site from Webroot. Webroot has blocked the website you … (read more)

Today, 9/9/18, using the search box in Google (searching everything) on Firefox triggers a warning for malicious site from Webroot.

Webroot has blocked the website you are trying to access for your protection:(https://services.srchweb.org/crx/search.php?k=croc&action=ds&...) I searched crocs and this is what happened. Detected Spyware/Adware Site This site might contain software that gathers information and tracks activity without the user’s knowledge or explicit consent, or that shows unsolicited popup advertising.

Anything at all that I type into the search box triggers this response - if I use any other browsers I have no problem whatsoever. Just with V62.0 Firefox

Asked by cinada52 1 year ago

Last reply by Shadow110 1 year ago

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Firefox keeps resetting to Bing

Hello, my firefox default search engine and homepage keep resetting to Bing. I have followed a couple of guides already which did not work, I have already tried: -Removin… (read more)

Hello, my firefox default search engine and homepage keep resetting to Bing. I have followed a couple of guides already which did not work, I have already tried:

-Removing any and all extensions/add-ons from the firefox browser -Checking in C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref\ for anything unusual; only channel-prefs.js is there which I think is as it should be.

It is resetting every time I turn the computer on - how can I fix this?

Thank you.

Asked by Ailsa42 1 year ago

Last reply by Shadow110 1 year ago

how to remove safebrowsing.io and not getting any google search?

I think I have a virus maybe but whenever I search for something it takes to myprivatebrowser instead of google search results. and now it stopped that and takes me to on… (read more)

I think I have a virus maybe but whenever I search for something it takes to myprivatebrowser instead of google search results. and now it stopped that and takes me to only yahoo results. Can any one recommend a free and reliable virus scan software?

Asked by eirajel 2 months ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 2 months ago

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wow browser

using mac 10.10. I want to support Mozilla rather than Apple products. trying again and again to devirus, uninstall, reinstall but Firefox keeps launching with a search p… (read more)

using mac 10.10. I want to support Mozilla rather than Apple products. trying again and again to devirus, uninstall, reinstall but Firefox keeps launching with a search page called Wow. (It has a peach-like logo). searches say it's a browser hijack, like Yahoo and Anysearch, that appear in browsers to misguide searches.

What is up? Thanks. Do I have to run antivirus after each attempt to use Firefox? Or is this Firefox's own browser? If I have been battling a benign thing don't flame me.

Asked by kakakama 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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can't get rid of yahoo search engine

I can't seem to get registered to suggest an ANSWER to this questions. I couldn't get rid of yahoo search engine until I noticed that it had become my HOME PAGE. When I c… (read more)

I can't seem to get registered to suggest an ANSWER to this questions. I couldn't get rid of yahoo search engine until I noticed that it had become my HOME PAGE. When I changed my home page to something else, the annoying yahoo search engine default stopped happening. Thanks for posting this suggestion to the correct area. Nancy in Idaho

Asked by Allizo 1 year ago

Last reply by user633449 1 year ago

Cant shift searchengine from Bring to Google

Normaly using Google as searchengine. Today found that it was shifted to Bring. Tried to change back, but it wouldnt work. Even if I delete all engines without Google it … (read more)

Normaly using Google as searchengine. Today found that it was shifted to Bring. Tried to change back, but it wouldnt work. Even if I delete all engines without Google it will return to Bring. I can still open Google search via urladress, but not set it to mainsearch...

Asked by bjorn9 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

"Default search engine" controls are flakey, using Yahoo search which I do not want

Several days ago, all my searches went from Google to Yahoo. (Yahoo does not appear in the search setting section in Options) Yesterday, I got it reset to duckduckgo, eve… (read more)

Several days ago, all my searches went from Google to Yahoo. (Yahoo does not appear in the search setting section in Options) Yesterday, I got it reset to duckduckgo, everything seemed fine. Today it defaults to Yahoo, for who knows what reason... HELP!

Asked by rfsmith48 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

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My Firefox has been hijacked,how do I get it back ?

I noticed some gradual changes to the operation of my Dell Latitude/D630 running Win 10 (which I downloaded from a site in the U.K. about 9 mo. ago). I am stuck with Bing… (read more)

I noticed some gradual changes to the operation of my Dell Latitude/D630 running Win 10 (which I downloaded from a site in the U.K. about 9 mo. ago).

I am stuck with Bing as a search engine.

My computer seems to react to commands slowly. I tried downloading FireFox at least 6X , the error message I keep getting is; Profile missing You Firefox profile cannot be loaded , it may be missing or inaccessible .

Asked by michaelb68 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How has Yahoo wormed way into my LT & pops up & becomes search engine instead of my home page & while using a open Google page itself for search?

I did add clip grab & combo cleaner but I do not know if they snuck Yahoo in but I can not get Google to pop up as home page & as of this week & I can not get… (read more)

I did add clip grab & combo cleaner but I do not know if they snuck Yahoo in but I can not get Google to pop up as home page & as of this week & I can not get to a new google search at all as it goes right to yahoo.

Asked by Jimheo9a 1 year ago

Last reply by user633449 1 year ago

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McAfee is blocking Firefox access to my bookmarks.

McAfee warning panel pops up and advises that the <hmyquickconverter.com> URL is dangerous, but I have never allowed this URL to be active when queried while openin… (read more)

McAfee warning panel pops up and advises that the <hmyquickconverter.com> URL is dangerous, but I have never allowed this URL to be active when queried while opening Firefox. The McAfee software is responding inappropriately and is getting in my way. Their "Accept Risk" button does not respond, so this workaround is unavailable.

Asked by M8243Zb 1 year ago

Last reply by FFus3r 1 year ago

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prime info Spot took over my Google Search Engine

Hi there, While working on a sound effects site, I somehow downloaded malware to my Mac. Now, every time I do a google search (in the address bar, and also in the google… (read more)

Hi there, While working on a sound effects site, I somehow downloaded malware to my Mac. Now, every time I do a google search (in the address bar, and also in the google search bar, which I've since just removed), the google search results no longer come up. Instead, I'm redirected to a search engine called: http://search.primeinfospot.com/?tp1=dbc19016-3c27-4231-bf81-d50a9c367fda&kw=sarch

Going through my search history when this happened, it seems it came out of this "Browser Update" (here's the start of the site, removing all the gobbly gook that followed it but maybe but don't click on it to be safe?)

https://www.logicalplatforms.com/

I've tried simply adjusting my firefox settings. restoring default but firefox seems to think this is my default. any ideas on how to remove this and insure it's not doing other bad things to my comptuer? thanks!

Asked by mauimauk 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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changing search engines

Multiple times i have changed the search engine to use Google, yet it always diverts back to search it now. I have even removed that at a choice for search engines, yet i… (read more)

Multiple times i have changed the search engine to use Google, yet it always diverts back to search it now. I have even removed that at a choice for search engines, yet it still comes up. This is an annoying problem, how can I fix this so it stops happening. Thanks in advance for any help

Asked by charmel96 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago