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Default firefox start page search engine doesn't use Google anymore, it uses "Search-results". How do I change this?!

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Default firefox start page search engine doesn't use Google anymore, it uses "Search-results". How do I change this?!

I was told that this "search-results" are due to a malware program called "searchqu". I've deleted everything about searchqu from my computer, I've run mal-ware scans, and virus scans, and I have gone into the about:config to do google's start page. I just want the original firefox start page back because it has the restore session button and USED TO have google as the default search engine. Please help.

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Re: Default firefox start page search engine doesn't use Google anymore, it uses "Search-results". How do I change this?!

Assuming that you are using the default Firefox 4.0+ homepage which is about:home.

With the about:home homepage showing:
Firefox button > Web Developer -> Scratchpad -
copy and paste this script into Scratchpad > then hit Execute > Run

 
javascript:{localStorage["search-engine"]="{\"name\":\"Google\",\"searchUrl\":\"http://www.google.com/search?q=_searchTerms_&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-USSmiley Surprisedfficial&cli...\"}";void(0);}
 
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Re: Default firefox start page search engine doesn't use Google anymore, it uses "Search-results". How do I change this?!

Assuming that you are using the default Firefox 4.0+ homepage which is about:home.

With the about:home homepage showing:
Firefox button > Web Developer -> Scratchpad -
copy and paste this script into Scratchpad > then hit Execute > Run

 
javascript:{localStorage["search-engine"]="{\"name\":\"Google\",\"searchUrl\":\"http://www.google.com/search?q=_searchTerms_&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-USSmiley Surprisedfficial&cli...\"}";void(0);}
 
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Re: Default firefox start page search engine doesn't use Google anymore, it uses "Search-results". How do I change this?!

Thank you! That made it work once I saved that code. I'm still not sure why it was happening, but I'm glad you could help!

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Re: Default firefox start page search engine doesn't use Google anymore, it uses "Search-results". How do I change this?!

Hi,

@frustrateduser- my name is John, and I'm a member of the Searchqu Support Team. I'm here to help Smiley Happy

When the software installed onto your pc it offered two basic installs, typical installation, which lists the add-on features such as searchqu default search, and Custom installation, which allows you to select the add-ons that you wish to install. There's no need to worry if you did the typical install - this isn't a virus, nor malware, and there's no need to Perform a virus scan against it.

Please let us know if you need any more instructions on how to uninstall Searchqu, we are here to assist! Smiley Happy

The Searchqu support team

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Re: Default firefox start page search engine doesn't use Google anymore, it uses "Search-results". How do I change this?!

John,

Please help me. I don't know how Searchqu became installed, and I don't want it on my computer. It does not show up in Add/remove programs and is by all accounts in my book a virus or malware. It was not intentionally installed and I cannot get rid of it. Please help me make this disappear. Anytime I type directly into my search bar it uses Searchqu.

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Re: Default firefox start page search engine doesn't use Google anymore, it uses "Search-results". How do I change this?!

Hi,

@frustrateduser- Please follow the next instructions:

Write in the URL address:

"about:config"

It'll warn you to be careful. Go in anyway. Search for:

keyword.url

In the filter and double click keyword.url From here you can change your default engine to a multitude of sites. For google, enter:

http://www.google.com/search?&q=

Please let us know if the issue persists.

Thank you,

The Searchqu support team.

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Re: Default firefox start page search engine doesn't use Google anymore, it uses "Search-results". How do I change this?!

Dear Searchqu team like frustateduser , I am also VERY frustated even if after your latest post search-result ,now,is not apparently my default search engine in url bar... As far I know , I don't remember when your program had been installed in my computer but...it has has been. So, please, I would like to know the way to uninstall "search-result.com" (= to uninstall "searchqu.com) from my computer, like all other programs of the world!

a frustated user

Marc

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Re: Default firefox start page search engine doesn't use Google anymore, it uses "Search-results". How do I change this?!

a yes, Uninstall searchqu is the same as uninstall search-result.com or searchnu.com also

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Re: Default firefox start page search engine doesn't use Google anymore, it uses "Search-results". How do I change this?!

@Marcdahan- We don't know anything about "Search-result.com". However, if you like to uninstall Searchqu please go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > look for windows searchqu toolbar > Uninstall.

For step by step Video instructions on how to uninstall, please see our demonstration:http://bit.ly/searchqutoolbar

Thank you,

The Searchqu support team

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Re: Default firefox start page search engine doesn't use Google anymore, it uses "Search-results". How do I change this?!

NOTHING is working!! For God's sake, just tell us how to take the damn thing out once and for all.Every time I change the keyword.url in the about:config page to Google,I get a notice saying that searchqu has blocked the move.When I select the option to disable current settings and restore to Google and return to the browser...it's STILL THERE. HELP.