When I perform a single word search in the firefox address bar, such as 'asdf', 'google' 'test', i get rediredted to sitecrafting.com At first a web logo for sitecrafting shows up but my single word search is still in the address bar. Then after a second or two the sitecrafting.com address appears in the address bar and the screen refreshes to the sitecrafting.com website.
However, if i do a multiple word serch in the address bar, then i get a google search as expected. For instance 'asdf asdf' give me a google search results page for that two worded phrase.
I have done the keyword.url reset. I have uninstalled firefox and removed all profile/preference and then reinstalled. I have tested in safe mode with all addons disabled. None of these have fixed the problem.
Please oh please help me!!!!
The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.
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If you enter a single word in the address bar, Firefox will try it has a URL (e.g., if you enter asdf, it will try http://asdf/). Your ISP either can honestly report that there is no such domain, in which case it would be referred to Google search, or could return its own search page instead. One of these is more lucrative than the other. :-)
I'm not sure anyone has found a way to force Firefox to send a single word (i.e., a submission with no spaces) to the keyword search service. And many times you will want a "single word" such as google.com to be tried as a domain instead of searched. Maybe there's an add-on that can tell the difference?
Thank you all for your replys!
I have tried the reset button in Help->Troubleshooting. Does not fix the problem.
I have also installed the Reset plugin without any luck.
I guess I am leaning towards my ISP not responding with the correct domain info. If i do a single word search that begins with a special character such as ';2345', '[sfgn', etc the search works okay. but without a special character first, same issue.
you could try changing to a different dns server on your system, like the one offered by google: https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/
After changing my IPv4 DNS to the google DNS (126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52), and verifying with ipconfig, I am still have the save problem. I tried ctrl-shift-del to clear everything, resetting, and safe mode, but still no working search for single word.
does anything related to sitecrafting[dot]com show up when you run a scan with the hijackthis tool from http://sourceforge.net/projects/hjt/?
Sounds as if you have some malware hijacking your searches. Try these:
If these don't find it or can't clear it, post in one of these forums for specialized malware removal help: