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How do i get rid of the "Verizon Search" thingy? Everytime i try to search google with the search bar, it uses Verizon search instead of google.

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How do i get rid of the "Verizon Search" thingy? Everytime i try to search google with the search bar, it uses Verizon search instead of google.

Anyone know how to fix this?

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Re: How do i get rid of the "Verizon Search" thingy? Everytime i try to search google with the search bar, it uses Verizon search instead of google.

See this screenshot. If you press the Google icon you will be directed to a Google search.

2012-10-31-16-54-23-51d383.png
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Re: How do i get rid of the "Verizon Search" thingy? Everytime i try to search google with the search bar, it uses Verizon search instead of google.

Try to install the following add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset

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Re: How do i get rid of the "Verizon Search" thingy? Everytime i try to search google with the search bar, it uses Verizon search instead of google.

Unfortunately you will need to manually choose the Google option.

Many Internet Service Providers and mobile phone data providers incorrectly provide a 'search service' for failed DNS lookups. You can read more about this in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNS_hijacking#Manipulation_by_ISPs and http://arstechnica.com/uncategorized/2007/06/sitefinder-redux-verizon-tests-dns-redirect-service/

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Re: How do i get rid of the "Verizon Search" thingy? Everytime i try to search google with the search bar, it uses Verizon search instead of google.

Thanks for the responses. How would i go about chossing Google? I dont see anything like that under settings.

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Re: How do i get rid of the "Verizon Search" thingy? Everytime i try to search google with the search bar, it uses Verizon search instead of google.

See this screenshot. If you press the Google icon you will be directed to a Google search.

2012-10-31-16-54-23-51d383.png
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Re: How do i get rid of the "Verizon Search" thingy? Everytime i try to search google with the search bar, it uses Verizon search instead of google.

Wow, I can't believe I missed that. Thanks so much!