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WHEN I DOWNLOADED THE NEW VER OF FIREFOX FROM 3.03 I GOT THIS PROBLEM WITH REDIRECTING TO OTHER WEB SITES, IT FIRST STARTED WITH DOING YAHOO SEARCHS EVEN WHEN I HAVE MY COMPUTER SET UP TO USE GOOGLE, I REINSTALLED 3.03 BUT I STILL HAVE THIS REDIRECTING P

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REDIRECTING TO OTHER WEB SITES

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Every time Firefox opened

== AFTER I DOWNLOADED THE NEW VERSION

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Hello Wayne.

Yes, that problem has nothing to do with the update. You should install the latest version, since Firefox 3 is no longer supported and has known bugs and vulnerabilities.

To fix your issue, if I'm not mistaken in my understanding of your description, do this: - access about:config in your address bar - if Firefox asks you something, say you'll be careful - now, search for "keyword.url" (without the commas) - right click the entry and select "Reset"

That should fix the issue. For future reference, if you want to prevent this kind of problems (and many other kinds of problems), I recommend you throughoutly read all the information presented by programs you install. The most likely scenario is you installed some program that had a ticked box called "set Yahoo as my default search engine" and you didn't notice and just pressed "next". You can simply untick that kind of boxes.

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When I do this reset is not highlighted

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Hopefully this support article is what you need:

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Searches+are+redirected+to+another+site