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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 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years 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 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Reset to default

Several times over the past 3 weeks, Firefox has reset to default between uses. There were no updates installed, and I made no changes to the settings after changing the… (read more)

Several times over the past 3 weeks, Firefox has reset to default between uses. There were no updates installed, and I made no changes to the settings after changing them from the default. Specifically, Firefox reset my homepage to Bing, and reset my default search tool to Bing.

I want these resets to stop, and for my saved settings to remain. How can I accomplish this without either Mozilla support or Firefox changing it without my knowledge.

Asked by Haldon 3 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 3 years ago

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Search function redirects to https://www.gogote.com

The search function in the browser redirects to https://www.gogote.com (instead of www.google.com), which uses the Google logo but delivers different results. Is this fun… (read more)

The search function in the browser redirects to https://www.gogote.com (instead of www.google.com), which uses the Google logo but delivers different results. Is this function hijacked by malware or did I miss something? I installed firefox 1 week ago. I found 2 add-ons, which I deactivated. How can I get rid of it?

Asked by MikeBee 2 years ago

Answered by Rok 2 years 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 3 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 3 years 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 1 year ago

Answered by Eve 1 year ago

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Firefox opens first in Google, good, new tabs open in Yahoo how do I stop this?

In Windows 10 I set Google as my default opening page, but as soon as I open another tab the Yahoo search engine appears (which I deplore). How, please, do I get rid of Y… (read more)

In Windows 10 I set Google as my default opening page, but as soon as I open another tab the Yahoo search engine appears (which I deplore). How, please, do I get rid of Yahoo and make all tabs open in Google?

Asked by Geoffmar 3 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 3 years ago

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Why do I get https://www.sm.de/ as default home page with the new firefox version 62.0?

After updating Firefox to 62.0 I haven't got my customized URL anymore. I have changed to Firefox default homepage but still get https://www.sm.de/ when starting Firefox.… (read more)

After updating Firefox to 62.0 I haven't got my customized URL anymore. I have changed to Firefox default homepage but still get https://www.sm.de/ when starting Firefox. It is disturbing and annoying. How do I get rid of this strange homepage (see uploaded image)?

Asked by jork6 3 years ago

Answered by FFus3r 3 years 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 2 years ago

Answered by Bjorn8 2 years ago

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how do I get rid of encrypt.com?

when I was browsing with FireFox, encrypt.com got on my system and keeps showing up as https://encrypt.com … (read more)

when I was browsing with FireFox, encrypt.com got on my system and keeps showing up as https://encrypt.com

Asked by mkboconnor 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years 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 3 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 3 years ago

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How can I lock the home page in Firefox on my iMac so it can't change?

I have an iMac, running OS 10.13.6, and Firefox 62.0, and periodically another search engine takes over my home page. I know how to change it back, but o\is there a way t… (read more)

I have an iMac, running OS 10.13.6, and Firefox 62.0, and periodically another search engine takes over my home page. I know how to change it back, but o\is there a way to lock it so this can't happen? I've already removed add-ons and extensions, but I want to be able to lock it so this can't happen. I did run across an archived exchange from about 4 years ago, but the instructions in that discussion didn't work, because when I click on "tools" the dropdown doesn't include "options." Can you help me lock this so I don't have to keep changing my home page back to what I set it at?

Asked by dotrocka1 3 years 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 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years 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 3 years ago

Last reply by user633449 3 years 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 2 years ago

Last reply by user633449 2 years ago

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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 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 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 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years 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 JRM 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago