I have spent hours and hours now trying to delete http://search.bearshare.net/?tag=newtab from my browser. I have done everything that is mentioned on the web, from unistalling bearshare, to doing the about.config to reinstalling firefox and it still remains. It is really driving me crazy now and may just have to delete firefox for good. Please help.
You can look for a "Mediabar" program under "Control Panel > Programs and features"
See also this forum thread about BearShare:
Thank you for your prompt reply, but I have already done everything you mentioned and nothing removes it hence asking for help as I don't know what else to try.
Under which conditions do you get bearshare (i.e. home page, new tab page, location bar search)?
Are there still bearshare entries on the about:config page if you do a search?
It just comes up when I click on a new tab. No bearshare entries come up when I search on about.config and I have tried renaming the page too.