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Ashampoo has put itself as my homepage and I can't get rid of it.

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Ashampoo has put itself as my homepage and I can't get rid of it.

I recently upgraded to Ashampoo version 6 free. When it had finished downloading, I noticed it has put itself and Bing as my homepage. I have been into Cotrol panel>internet otions and selected Google as homepage, but Ashampoo is still there. I have even deleted the Ashampoo prgramme off my computer, but cannot get rid of it as my homepage. I then went into Firefox and deleted the add-on for the toolbar, but still the same. Please, someone, HELP!

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Re: Ashampoo has put itself as my homepage and I can't get rid of it.

They probably get commision on searches conducted through their engine.

Could you please click the "Solved It" button? This will help other users who have the same problem when they do a Google search.

Thanks.

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Re: Ashampoo has put itself as my homepage and I can't get rid of it.

To revert to Google as your preferred search engine, please do the following.


  • In the location bar, type about:config and hit Enter.
  • In the filter at the top, type: keyword.URL
  • Double click it and remove whatever's in there and replace it with http://www.google.com/search?q=


The URL to add in "keyword.URL" becomes a link in this post, so right click it and choose "Copy Link Location" to copy it to the Windows clipboard. Then hit CTRL+V to paste it. Saves you having to type the whole thing.


To reset your home page, do the following.


  • Go to the site you want to set as your homepage.
  • Click the orange Firefox button and go to Options | Options | General
  • Make sure it says "Show My Homepage" in the first dropdown menu.
  • Click the button called "Use Current Pages" to set the homepage to the one you have on the screen.

After you complete the above steps, install this add-on to prevent another search engine from modifying your preferences: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/browserprotect/

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Re: Ashampoo has put itself as my homepage and I can't get rid of it.

Thanks Xircal, that has worked.

Why did the Ashampoo programme usurp my homepage like that, and why couldn't I get rid?

Master Contributor

Re: Ashampoo has put itself as my homepage and I can't get rid of it.

They probably get commision on searches conducted through their engine.

Could you please click the "Solved It" button? This will help other users who have the same problem when they do a Google search.

Thanks.

New Contributor

Re: Ashampoo has put itself as my homepage and I can't get rid of it.

OK,thanks. Clicked "solved it", it said there was an error...............

I'm not sure if it's done it or not?