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How do i stop the new tabs from automatically redirecting any address i type in to ask seach?

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After the latest patch, any address i put in just redirects me to ask search. How can i stop it?

After the latest patch, any address i put in just redirects me to ask search. How can i stop it?

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hello WNxBrontus, this sounds like a problem possibly caused by adware on your pc. please go to firefox > addons > extensions & remove any suspicious entries (toolbars, things that you have not installed intentionally, don't know what purpose they serve, etc). also go to the windows control panel / programs and remove all potentially unwanted software.

Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page

afterwards you can either install the searchreset addon to get rid of the problem or manually reset the page that opens on each new tab - enter about:config into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up), search for the preference named browser.newtab.url and right-click & reset it to its default value (about:newtab).

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hello WNxBrontus, this sounds like a problem possibly caused by adware on your pc. please go to firefox > addons > extensions & remove any suspicious entries (toolbars, things that you have not installed intentionally, don't know what purpose they serve, etc). also go to the windows control panel / programs and remove all potentially unwanted software.

Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page

afterwards you can either install the searchreset addon to get rid of the problem or manually reset the page that opens on each new tab - enter about:config into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up), search for the preference named browser.newtab.url and right-click & reset it to its default value (about:newtab).

hello WNxBrontus, this sounds like a problem possibly caused by adware on your pc. please go to firefox > addons > extensions & remove any suspicious entries (toolbars, things that you have not installed intentionally, don't know what purpose they serve, etc). also go to the windows control panel / programs and remove all potentially unwanted software. [[Remove a toolbar that has taken over your Firefox search or home page]] afterwards you can either install the [https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/searchreset/ searchreset addon] to get rid of the problem or manually reset the page that opens on each new tab - enter '''about:config''' into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up), search for the preference named '''browser.newtab.url''' and right-click & reset it to its default value (about:newtab).

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thanks for the help, it was really getting to me

thanks for the help, it was really getting to me