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Why does my homepage get set to "http://search.entru.com/?s=21982" when I enable more than two add-ons in Firefox 4?

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Why does my homepage get set to "http://search.entru.com/?s=21982" when I enable more than two add-ons in Firefox 4?

Whenever I enable more than two add-ons (not counting "AVG Safe Search") my homepage is automatically set to "http://search.entru.com/?s=21982". I am able to set it back to something else, but upon restarting firefox, it once again is set to "http://search.entru.com/?s=21982". I've tried clearing my cokkies/history/cahce/etc, re-installing firefox, various different homepages, and resetting my hompage to the firefox start page (default). Nothing other than disabling nearly all of my addons seems to resolve this.

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Re: Why does my homepage get set to "http://search.entru.com/?s=21982" when I enable more than two add-ons in Firefox 4?

  1. Try turning off JavaScript
  2. Fix your home page --
  3. Restart Firefox, see if it is fixed
  4. Turn on JavaScript if fixed
  5. Restart Firefox, check again
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Re: Why does my homepage get set to "http://search.entru.com/?s=21982" when I enable more than two add-ons in Firefox 4?

Additional problems


suggestions relating to your "more system details" link on the right-most column to help reduce similar and other problems in the future:

Install "Adblock Plus" extension

  1. subscribe to EasyList US
  2. add the following two filters

||entru.com
||searchqu.com

Add the following to your Windows hosts file if you have one
127.0.0.1 www.searchqu.com
127.0.0.1 search.entru.com

Uninstall the following two extensions

There is nothing wrong with "AVG Free" antivirus software, but you want to reinstall AVG Free without the "Link Scanner Component" to eliminate "AVG Safe Search" which is a disaster. You'll probably have to check out the other extension on Grisoft's site yourself.

Your Flash is out of date -- http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ (lower than current 10.3.181.26), watch out for crapware but haven't seen any show up yet from that that link

Your Java is older than SE 6 U26 6.0.260.3

  1. Uninstall all Java using the Windows Control Panel Add/uninstall programs
  2. Install Java from http://www.java.com/downloads BUT watch out for crapware install of Yahoo Toolbar
    see picture http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/266/javainstall.png/
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Re: Why does my homepage get set to "http://search.entru.com/?s=21982" when I enable more than two add-ons in Firefox 4?

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Do a malware check with some malware scanning programs.
You need to scan with all programs because each program detects different malware.
Make sure that you update each program to get the latest version of their databases before doing a scan.

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