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Cannot restore "Search the web from the Address Bar" feature

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Cannot restore "Search the web from the Address Bar" feature

I have just recovered my system from the Funmoods virus. In the process, I uninstalled all the Funmoods components and then cleaned my registry with Malwarebytes. However, I can no longer search the web from the address bar in Firefox. I followed the instructions in the Mozilla help section on this (here: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-web-address-bar). My config settings are:

    keyword.URL            default     string
    keyword.enabled     default     boolean     true

I believe these are the correct settings, but clearly either they are wrong or there are other settings I need to adjust. Can anyone steer me in the right direction on this?

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Re: Cannot restore "Search the web from the Address Bar" feature

The only thing you would lose from a rest is your extensions, nothing else. However, try this: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/

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Re: Cannot restore "Search the web from the Address Bar" feature

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.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

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Re: Cannot restore "Search the web from the Address Bar" feature

Yes I am aware that I can restore Firefox to its default settings, but that's not what I want to do. Honestly at this point if I were going to lose all my history, settings, passwords, extensions and bookmarks I would probably just switch to Chrome. What I am looking for here is a fix to my problem. Sorry if that wasn't clear from my original question.

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Re: Cannot restore "Search the web from the Address Bar" feature

The only thing you would lose from a rest is your extensions, nothing else. However, try this: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/

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Re: Cannot restore "Search the web from the Address Bar" feature

Yup, that did it. Thanks!