@neagu, we understand that this is a specific case which requires couple more actions , we would suggest you to follow the instructions below :
1.go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > look for windows searchqu toolbar > Uninstall
2.reboot the browser.
3.the issue should be resolved now and you can change the homepage manually by using the following link: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/How%20to%20set
please let us know if the issue persist so we can assist
the searchqu support team.
See How to fix preferences that won't save for possible solutions to not being able to change preferences.
I also recommend running some malware scanners. You mentioned malware that is in the virus vault, but it is best to run several scanners as each will pick up things that the others miss. Some scanners you can try are:
The following worked for me go to tools/options/ on the bottom of the General tab click Manage add on's in the extensions tab i found one called DataMngr disable it or uninstall it and restart Firefox.
i hope this will work for you too
Revisiting this post 10/11/2011 i see that 'Zyxer' has a better answer find it in the bottom of the page
i have this same problem.....but im unable to delete addon DataMngr. my firefox has been updated to 4, and i have some addons are failing now. any suggestions?
You can set your home page manually by going to your address bar and going to:
It'll warn you to be careful. Go in anyway. Search for:
in the filter and double click keyword.url From here you can change your default engine to a multitude of sites. For google, enter:
Thanks................ I was going to uninstall firefox but your idea worked for me
I followed all the advice mentioned on all the topics relating to this issue and still had no luck. Every time I restarted firefox my settings had reverted back to what they were (not just the searchqu homepage but ALL my settings).
I was able to finally resolve the issue by deleting the directories "C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox" and "C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox".
But I think it may be important to do a check for malicious software first.
Be sure to check installed programs for the Windows iLivid Toolbar. Uninstall it.
A from-scratch reinstallation of Firefox is highly recommended.