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My default search engine keeps changing to ASK even though I keep removing it and resetting it to Google

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My default search engine keeps changing to ASK even though I keep removing it and resetting it to Google

In the search box and the top right, the little search icon keeps changing to ASK. I've clicked on the dropdown, gone to "manage search engines" and there are only 2 search engines on there: Ask and Google.

I've clicked on ASK and then on remove so many times, but the next thing I know, a couple of minutes later, it's gone back to ASK again! It's really anonying!!!

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New User

Re: My default search engine keeps changing to ASK even though I keep removing it and resetting it to Google

After checking I found an add-in called Search Settings Plugin v.1.2.3. After disabling it Firefox starts fine without changing my selected search engine. Don't know where or how this got installed in Firefox, but it's not something I want. Problem fixed.

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Re: My default search engine keeps changing to ASK even though I keep removing it and resetting it to Google

The "Search Settings Plugin" extension may have been added by another extension like PDF Creator.

New User

Re: My default search engine keeps changing to ASK even though I keep removing it and resetting it to Google

OK, in simple language where do you find these plug-ins please?

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Re: My default search engine keeps changing to ASK even though I keep removing it and resetting it to Google