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How do i remove DataMngr since it no longer works?

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How do i remove DataMngr since it no longer works?

I have the addon DataMngr and it no longer works since the update to FF4. It is also linked to me being unable to change my homepage from searchqu.com back to my google homepage. is there anything i can do short of uninstalling FF? Under addons, datamngr is greyed out and there is no button other than more details. any help? PLEASE!!!!!

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Site Moderator

Re: How do i remove DataMngr since it no longer works?

Try to do a search on your computer for Datamngr

A Google search show two possibilities and one links to BearShare.

You can look for a "Mediabar" program under "Control Panel > Programs and features"

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Re: How do i remove DataMngr since it no longer works?

i dont have bearshare. i refuse to use it. i have found an addon for firefox and it is linked to searchqu.com but i cant remove it. the only thing i can think of doing is reinstalling FF.

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Re: How do i remove DataMngr since it no longer works?

You can try: /questions/790833

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Re: How do i remove DataMngr since it no longer works?

i found out what caused my searchqu.com home page lockout......it was a program called iLiVid. im not sure if anyone else has this or not but thats what caused mine. when i was uninstalling it i saw it said "Removing DataMngr" and then it finished. i could change my homepage!!! anyone else who has this problem and has tried everything else, check for this. Smiley Happy

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Re: How do i remove DataMngr since it no longer works?

I had tried everything to get rid of searchqu. Your solution worked perfectly, though I had tried all the other recommended ways. When it was being deleted I noticed that DataMngr was being deleted many many times. I wonder if it somehow registered (not the correct word - but I dont know a better) 30 or more times because thats what it looked like that many were having to be deleted. But I'd like to know how this happened in the first place. Many thanks. My McAfee is happy too! I have done a full scan and rebooted. I just love to see my special Mozilla home page.

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Re: How do i remove DataMngr since it no longer works?

deleting FF & re-installing does nothing, searchqu just takes over again like a virus does. No suggestions on here have helped sadly.

New Contributor

Re: How do i remove DataMngr since it no longer works?

why do you not have a simple 'IT tech for dummys' answer mozilla fire fox, not gud enuf!

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Re: How do i remove DataMngr since it no longer works?

I did what u said to do, & yes it removed those programs, but it did not remove the damn frustrating serachqu.com Where the heck did that come from anyway & why have so many of us got it? Isn't Mozilla Firefox meant to protect us from such crap?! Oh well...

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Re: How do i remove DataMngr since it no longer works?

@caino:

-> Tap ALT key or press F10 to show the Menu Bar

-> go to Help Menu -> select Restart with Add-ons Disabled

Firefox will close then it will open up with just basic Firefox. Now do this:

-> go to View Menu -> Toolbars -> unselect All Unwanted/Incompatible Toolbars

-> go to Tools Menu -> Clear Recent History -> Time range to clear: select "EVERYTHING" -> click Details (small arrow) button -> place Checkmarks on Cookies, Cache -> click Clear Now

-> go to Tools Menu -> Options -> General -> in Startup section click Reset to Default button -> place Checkmark on Show the Downloads window when downloading a file -> select Radio Button option2 Always ask me where to save files

-> go to Tools Menu -> Options -> Content -> place Checkmarks on:

1) Block Pop-up windows 2) Load images automatically 3) Enable JavaScript

-> go to Tools Menu -> Options -> Privacy -> History section -> Firefox will: select "Remember History"

-> go to Tools Menu -> Options -> Security -> place Checkmarks on:

1) Warn me when sites try to install add-ons 2) Block reported attack sites 3) Block reported web forgeries

-> go to Tools Menu -> Options -> Advanced -> Network -> Offline Storage (Cache): click Clear Now button

-> Click OK on Options window

-> click the Favicon on SearchBar -> click Manage Search Engines -> select all Unwanted Search Engines and click Remove -> click OK

-> go to Tools Menu -> Add-ons -> Extensions section -> REMOVE All Unwanted/Suspicious/Incompatible Extensions (Add-ons)

-> go to Tools Menu -> Add-ons -> Appearance section -> REMOVE All Unwanted/Suspicious/Incompatible Themes (Persona)

-> Restart Firefox

You can enable your Known & Trustworthy Add-ons and Themes later. Check and tell if its working.