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bing highjacks firefox

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When bing invades, every time you call up firefox you get bing. When you reset. It remains bing under the name firefox. This has happened on two of my computers, but I am not sure exactly which running board programme contained bing. Aside from difficult experiments windows, not sure how to correct. Why can there not be a firefox which simply cannot be hacked? A big waste of time reconstituting my firefox. Support is of little help.


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Are you talking about the homepage or the search engine?

Type about:addons<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; (<Control> [Mac=<Command>] <Shift> A)

In the Add-ons Manager, on the left, select Extensions. Remove “ Bing “ Anything.

Also remove SafeSearch, SearchAssist Incognito, FileConverter Addon, SearchLock, DiscreteSearch, WebSearch, Findwide Search Engine, securedsearch

Now do the same in the computer’s Programs Folder.

Windows: Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. Mac: Open the Applications folder. Linux: Check your user manual.


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Hi Paul, two other questions were posted around the same time as yours about a Bing takeover and in the other cases, bookmark problems (1314107, 1314102). Neither of those threads is solved yet, but it seems that something is going around.


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Do a malware check with several malware scanning programs on the Windows computer.

Please scan with all programs because each program detects different malware. All these programs have free versions.

Make sure you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.

You can also do a check for a rootkit infection with TDSSKiller.


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