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How do I get rid of the VSHARE plugin - so that it's startpage does not show up?

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How do I get rid of the VSHARE plugin - so that it's startpage does not show up?

I thought, I deleted the VSHARE ADD-ON (yes, it was not a plug in, sorry, I misspelled the question), but when typing a mere word e.g. "test" in the address bar, the VSHARE screen appears (looks similar to google's) - and I don't know how to get rid of it (NO, it is NOT my start page)!

The plug-in does NOT show up in the plug-in or add-ons list anymore.

In other words: When you start typing a www-address, but leave out the top-level domain (e.g. just "nytimes" instead of "www.nytimes.com") the browser switches to one site, that has this domain: http://vshare.toolbarhome.com/?hp=lg

This comes from the VSHARE Plug-in, which aso installed a tool bar. I deleted the tool bar as well as the plug-in - but this "link" somehow remains.

I am using: - MAC OS X - FF 3.6.12

Support is highly welcome since VSHARE is also supposed to be malware - which of course I did NOT know before!

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Re: How do I get rid of the VSHARE plugin - so that it's startpage does not show up?

I had this problem too.

in the address bar type about:config and you'll then be prompted to be careful with modifying any information.

once you've accepted the warning, search in the filter for 'keyword.URL'. modify the keyword.url and you should change it to 'http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=navclient&gfns=1&q='

all fixed.

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Re: How do I get rid of the VSHARE plugin - so that it's startpage does not show up?

This doesn't allow the url to pop up anymore, thanks! But it has disabled being able to look up stuff by typing directly in the address bar? Before it use to give you options just like a search function but now it only goes directly to the Google homepage. Is their a way to get the smart search feature back?