Search Support

Avoid support scams. We will never ask you to call or text a phone number or share personal information. Please report suspicious activity using the “Report Abuse” option.

Learn More

If Google is Firefoc's default search engine, why am I atomatically switched over to Microsoft Bing?

  • 2 replies
  • 0 have this problem
  • 15 views
  • Last reply by cor-el

more options

If Google is Firefox's default search engine, why am I automatically switched over to Microsoft Bing?

If Google is Firefox's default search engine, why am I automatically switched over to Microsoft Bing?

All Replies (2)

more options

How did you set it as default search engine? That would help others figure what is going on here.

more options

You can check for recently installed suspicious or unknown extensions.

Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration or if userChrome.css/userContent.css is causing the problem.

  • switch to the Default System theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Themes
  • do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Troubleshoot Mode start window

If clearing the "Restore Default Search Engines" on the "Settings -> Search" page doesn't work, try to rename/remove search.json.mozlz4 in the Firefox profile folder with Firefox closed to rebuild the search engines registry.

You can use the button on the "Help -> More Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page (Root directory).

Firefox will rebuild search.json.mozlz4 from the built-in search engines.