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Search engine does not work

Please HELP! I have Google as my search engine. When ever I type something in, Yahoo gives me the results! Their in NOTHING in my programs that show Yahoo Thank you Kurt … (read more)

Please HELP! I have Google as my search engine. When ever I type something in, Yahoo gives me the results! Their in NOTHING in my programs that show Yahoo

Thank you

Kurt

Asked by kurtbazner 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week 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

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

Several problems all of a sudden including uncontrolled zooming, drop down menus not working and random switching of the search engine

Problem 1: CTRL key causes ZOOM (no my keys are not stuck as they work fine in Chrome). I have for now fixed it by turning the scroll options (as recommended in forums he… (read more)

Problem 1: CTRL key causes ZOOM (no my keys are not stuck as they work fine in Chrome). I have for now fixed it by turning the scroll options (as recommended in forums here to "0"). However this is the second time this had happened. Problem 2: Search engine randomly changes. If I use the search window from the customize link, the drop down also does not work which means I cannot switch the search engine simply using the drop down menu. Problem 3: Drop down menus in some websites dont work. Example is multiple saved logins on say an email website. Usually it shows you a drop down menu for all the login names to choose from. Now, the menu flicks for a second and I cannot choose anything (similar to problem 2).

Please advise. Thanks

Asked by Roy 2 months ago

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How to get rid of BING!!?!!!!?!!!!?

In the following post (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1178871) it lists how to get rid of the Bink "hijacking" in Firefox. However, I don't have the SearchAs… (read more)

In the following post (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1178871) it lists how to get rid of the Bink "hijacking" in Firefox. However, I don't have the SearchAssist Incognito extension installed. Additionally, I have removed Bing completely from the search options in the default as well as one click search engines under Firefox options. However, I Bing is STILL hijacking my search's. If I open a new window, it's Bing search, if I search in the address bar, it's Bing search. Nothing I do gets rid of Bing. Help? Thanks in advance!

Asked by Monica Walston 2 months ago

Answered by Eve 2 months 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

Tab reopens to wrong webpage

Hello, I've been encountering some weird problem with reopening Firefox tabs. When I close the application and reopen it, all the previously open tabs come back again. Ho… (read more)

Hello,

I've been encountering some weird problem with reopening Firefox tabs. When I close the application and reopen it, all the previously open tabs come back again. However, sometimes when I click on a reopened tab and the tab reloads for the first time after restarting Firefox, it would direct me to a search engine instead (sometimes Ecosia, sometimes Google. No, I don't have plugins for either.). I can navigate to the previously open website by clicking the "Go back one page" button on the top left, but I'm still curious on why the new tab would be redirected to a search engine in the first place. Could it be because the indexing of tab histories is a bit off?

The misbehaving tab could have been at any webpage when I shut down Firefox. I've seen tabs previously at Wikipedia pages, Gmail, or even PDF documents being redirected to Google after restart.

Device is Mac Catalina 15.3 (i.e. the buggy version that still crashes my mail app over an entire half freaking year).

Asked by zhfzhang2019 2 months ago

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Some links being hijacked when clicked from DuckDuckGo search results, pop up appears "Congratulations device user! "

The full text of the pop-up is "Some links being hijacked, pop up "Congratulations device user! You are selected by our sponsor to be among the first few persons to win … (read more)

The full text of the pop-up is "Some links being hijacked, pop up "Congratulations device user! You are selected by our sponsor to be among the first few persons to win a Galaxy S10 or other"

The URL starts http://sweeps7668.bunnyvhyk7.live/4368084763/ and takes me to some false Survey about Google. This has happened a couple of times now with different websites. The link I clicked thsi time ( from DuckDuckGo search ) is https://www.topgadgetreviews.co.uk/finish-line-ceramic-wet-lubricant-120ml-bottle-review/ and after about 5 to 10 minutes when I click the link it is OK.

The full hijack link is as follows:

http://sweeps7668.bunnyvhyk7.live/7473237783/?utm_campaign=QPF8euu28II5lw7O2iHhCugVqK5RzfdNsTpLaMM91qY1&t=main9_143c3be8f9c3026d0802410a6e756e26fe6b&f=1&fp=Gd01tvRj7I3hp%2BtzBojF2df6dT2XPxwD3PBBik14iO6NEXxo2WZWGJn1mjKhbos3iparC0Cv57B5mkVoBG938KaII12RCB7g4YVnIl9W1WaR3L5J8ZTIVTbaIT65FzZzFh23zvjxCDsvkzugJFc%2FH%2FG2XEYkBU4Xi0xr6qdPjaf4HbWAwVB2cbrYGyDHLizpEkcuIjdlbyXjB5YTrWXDtpUlhDW3KgiTiUMT1qoC36SRh0XGua3WaLIJjGKBj%2FD1o2LW0OAFfoxBcfMcLL0%2BN6fb8DerOYIwsT4HhE8jZvHi4S2zPaBpkd7DjLJe6FUaTq%2FKtW7U3hFvZTlHFaNq96LRYZrsVUUzA58ahXs7e%2FeJHZBNR%2B2beJt%2BCi4x3t6UgcYnlB4NGmFDBdarzOdn9JYfXO0QgHTf6ogROTBtABZH5Sw7bDmncOXSt4hUHAJ54cC%2Ffvi7M8iVvsutu9ah7phnlAScs7S%2BpBPn0PP2kvAogB19R94UBz0r2R%2BVvhEkA6lV6VuY00ObvH6QdMVE3z1gs9EXI%2BKd1oVePD4cOVCdA7XlHg0Eoe%2BC4FMCkpSI0V6Pk0QVnk1yID5IMqZAZapLm9txeAiLHMhoGZPaLPNpMqVPMaTDVKBRmpFpjLRySFviZzqLyz15MdzEMcoqPDMrJ2X9j3GVsmFlkJB2%2FOzLw6TS0a3Pv6SDYeZjSaFUxjcaAwpDQiEQ1FJHxhoBdWPJyKIBmamJYZtbhHaYi8MXslHeHGTl1yYapyYtahezKVqE0PJF5eME6P%2BgAwfAxuMqbG54rTLPeE28gsk5SoGFm5bhKaIiDiWBCZyx58jHI9Atb%2BS8rX0mdhi14gZTOlZf%2FgwfoalXTJ5qlTIIbKl22bnFNpeCV3XibJtOthb6kgST%2FY4o32yurDZoKHFUWTRoBv3IJL5BjRF9lSaObC9x66B97IH2eW9wd%2F28wpilc6xmO9MRFJumhiXTNr8IhCSwLnRabV%2Fae%2F4GvKrckk26WJIpVaFQ3gvP1rsBDbBnNNXedKZw%2FOLmgnqjLE53Ud0khhDTXYdSCorTPbadqGPJ4h3KQbtZoPZ0JaBmwmPFOOPti2Cv2LYFuNctIzz9VKrMn5hQlY2j3lgvl1hGNAIKPycDpSZF%2F5SOaP2bLrwJLZKdO79WXWv38bW0q%2FyF5iADvyKJKnTOa7NZwPXgok5qVfslRl%2BSMLsOnJNE0I%2Ftywasy94ELGBTpnHi0gIZ4QCzfT3gqweNhnON7b5eA7sc6QAEqivlb86wTvW25U0qvQWVTeheGRyQygzsTM34PZ7UMaiLqtTG5Q4EpXZ9u1%2F%2FSXZtuqsNg0mS375BUOTEW8IsxqHw89SZL1PpTlSF03TJKCM1VyuCYOhmRq5bFlWZxeRBAHlXm2dQnrQpuWqm

Asked by walphilker 3 months ago

Answered by McCoy 3 months 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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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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Can't find google in Firefox add-ons

Hello, yesterday I tried to install an update on my computer that caused the computer to shut down. When the computer restarted my settings in firefox had changed (althou… (read more)

Hello, yesterday I tried to install an update on my computer that caused the computer to shut down. When the computer restarted my settings in firefox had changed (although I don't think Firefox updated or anything). My search engine options are now just Bing, Amazon, and Ebay. I know how to add more search engines. I went to the preferences page->search-> find more search engines. But when the list of available search engines comes up, google is missing. There's search google images, google translate, every other country's google you can imagine, but default US Google is not there. Where did it go? Why can't I find it?

Asked by raya.manta 12 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 12 months ago

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No matter the topic, the search bar responds with error even with typing in Google

I recently made Firefox my default browser and in the search bar or the address bar, matters not, any topic typed in renders a result of "error. " To locate anything, … (read more)

I recently made Firefox my default browser and in the search bar or the address bar, matters not, any topic typed in renders a result of "error. " To locate anything, I have to resort to either Safari or Google within their browsers. I like the Firefox browser but with this kind of glitch I may have made a mistake in using FFF as my default browser. Any help would be appreciated. thank you.

Asked by n7qx 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I went to Argentina and for some reason my internet browser has become "ask.com" which I never asked for. Now I cant get my browser back to FF no matter what I

I have followed the steps in the FF troubleshooting guide within preferences and even though it say my default browser is FF, it isn't. Can anyone help? Thank you. Damien… (read more)

I have followed the steps in the FF troubleshooting guide within preferences and even though it say my default browser is FF, it isn't. Can anyone help?

Thank you.

Damien

Asked by Damiens23 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year 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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Can't uninstall adware "pro search tip" from firefox

I was tricked into downloading a fake flashplayer update that included the adware "pro search tip." I've been able to uninstall it from my other browsers and firefox and … (read more)

I was tricked into downloading a fake flashplayer update that included the adware "pro search tip." I've been able to uninstall it from my other browsers and firefox and it doesn't appear anywhere on my machine. I also used sophos to scan my machine, which deleted it. But it still redirects my default search engine to itself in firefox.

I have https everywhere activated, and ad blocker as well.

Asked by AdaLovelace 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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How do I stop Firefox Quantum from using Yahoo search when I type something in the address bar?

I am using Firefox Quantum and when I type something in the address bar Yahoo searches pop up. There are obviously many other people with the same problem as I have seen … (read more)

I am using Firefox Quantum and when I type something in the address bar Yahoo searches pop up. There are obviously many other people with the same problem as I have seen this same issue brought up multiple times when I have researched this problem. I have looked at the answers provided in the various forums etc. and none have provided an answer that works for me. I have done the "about:config", "about:preferences#search", gone in and deleted or inactivated all add ons, etc. and either the expected response such as looking for the "keyword.url" is not there or does not work. If this can't be fixed I am going to stop using Firefox all together as this Yahoo search thing is SO annoying. I would think that with this being a common problem the help sites for Mozilla/Firefox would have the answer readily available. Furthermore, just my two cents worth, but I think it stinks that either Yahoo or some other associated program hijacks the address bar and changes the search from Google, which is what I had set up, to Yahoo without a warning or even without asking if I would like this. The results that Yahoo search produces are very inadequate.

Asked by scubadoc 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year 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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Firefox 65 cannot log into bing.com, redirect to login.live.com fails also

I can go to https://account.microsoft.com and log in successfully and visit other Microsoft sites like outlook.com. However, when I go to bing.com it shows "Sign in" and… (read more)

I can go to https://account.microsoft.com and log in successfully and visit other Microsoft sites like outlook.com. However, when I go to bing.com it shows "Sign in" and when clicked I am briefly taken to login.live.com and then back to bing.com without actually being logged in. I have tried restarting with add-ons disabled, content blocking setting is at Standard. I have cleared cookies/web data and tried adding both URLs to Exceptions Cookies and Site Data. However, nothing seems to work.

Asked by Bjorn8 1 year ago

Answered by Bjorn8 1 year ago