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Firefox Address Bar Goes to Bing

When typing into the address bar everything goes to bing search now. I have done everything from changing keyword.url to starting in safe mode to completely uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox. Nothing works and it always goes back to a bing search whenever I type anything in.

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Re: Firefox Address Bar Goes to Bing

hijack firefox


solved by uninstalling this update. kb982381

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Re: Firefox Address Bar Goes to Bing

I have the exact same problem. It's driving me crazy.

Grand Master Contributor

Re: Firefox Address Bar Goes to Bing

Same here

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Re: Firefox Address Bar Goes to Bing

yea same. this is really annoying me.

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Re: Firefox Address Bar Goes to Bing

I have the same problem. I have checked the keyword.url, and it is set to google. My address bar searches still have Bing results. Even in safe mode Bing is taking over my searches. This is incredibly frustrating.

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Re: Firefox Address Bar Goes to Bing

Same. Bing is absolute crap. I will switch to Chrome within the week if this shit doesn't get cleared up PRONTO.

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Re: Firefox Address Bar Goes to Bing

Change Firefox’s address bar search from bing to the default settings in order to bring you to the page you ask if there is domain registered for that keyword, even if you don't write http://, www. or .com.

Type “about:config” in firefox address bar and type “keyword.url”. Right click and choose modify and type "http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q="

Without ""

Thanks God I fixed it. It was really annoying, frustrating! Hope it will work for you too guys or other people that will have this stupid issue, hijacking from bing.

Credits goes to:

Ref: http://pcproblems.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/firefox-addressbar-search-hijacked-by-microsoft-bing/

Thanks also to PakNik, Ravikumar Vasudevan, peter (Y)!

Cheers Smiley Wink eWin

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Re: Firefox Address Bar Goes to Bing

Same prbl

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Re: Firefox Address Bar Goes to Bing

I have the exact same problem even after setting the keyword.URL back to default. I am confident its not my ISP as others on the network dont have the same problem. My anti virus and malware check are all clean.

HELP!!