Though I've set Google as home page and it opens, when I search, it always goes to yahoo search, how to resolve
Though it opens Google search by default on my Windows XP firefox browser, when I type matter for searching, it searches and opens yahoo web page. I had signed up some pop-up free movies site after which I started facing this problem. My anti-virus didn't find and malware.
Separate Issue; Your System Details shows;
Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 188.8.131.52
Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 184.108.40.206
Having more than one version of a program may cause issues. You must remove the older programs. Then get the current full installer.
Separate Security Issue: Update your Flash Player or remove it using these links; http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac
Note: Windows users should download the ActiveX for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).
Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX.
Flash Player Version: Version 220.127.116.11
https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>
https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration
Type about:addons<enter> in the address bar to open your Add-ons Manager. Hot key; (<Control> [Mac=<Command>] <Shift> A)
In the Add-ons Manager, on the left, select Extensions. Remove “ yahoo “ Anything.
Also remove SafeSearch, SearchAssist Incognito, FileConverter Addon, SearchLock, DiscreteSearch, WebSearch, Findwide Search Engine
Now do the same in the computer’s Programs Folder.
Windows: Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. Mac: Open the Applications folder. Linux: Check your user manual.
Thanks a lot for the prompt solutions, it worked on refreshing firefox. Thanks a lot Mr.Sajjad and also have noted the ones by FredMcD. Thanks again
Glad to help. Safe Surfing.