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How do I get back my prefered search engine
I have had Ecosia set as my default search engine for some time but just now I did a search and it came up in Bing instead - something in the settings has been altered without my knowledge or permission. Ecosia is *not* available as one of the options under about:preferences#search and none of the articles I can find on making it my default actually work.
Any advice on how I can get back to the situation half an hour ago when if I typed a search phrase in the address bar the results came up in Ecosia?
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Hi, the fact that your default has been set to Bing is possibly the sign that there is some malware or adware on your machine.
Please see https://support.mozilla.org/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware for suggestions on how to get rid of it.
Once you've done that, you have two options:
1. Install the Ecosia Search add-on available at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ecosia-search/ 2. Visit ecosia.org, then go to the three-dot menu in the address bar and select "Add Search Engine".
The Ecosia Search add-on will probably add a bit more to Firefox than just the search.