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what happened to google?

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when I do a search using google I get "information vine" which I do no like at all. What Happened to google?

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

One possible culprit would be an extension. You can view, disable, and often remove unwanted or unknown extensions on the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a (Mac: Command+Shift+a)
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
  • type or paste about:addons in the address bar and press Enter/Return

In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions.

Then cast a critical eye over the list on the right side. Any extensions Firefox installs for built-in features are hidden from this page, so everything listed here is your choice (and your responsibility) to manage. Anything suspicious or that you just do not remember installing or why? If in doubt, disable (or remove).

Any improvement?

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rlm41 said

when I do a search using google I get "information vine" which I do no like at all. What Happened to google?

Hello rlm41,

Would it be possible for you to provide a sceenshot or a link to that page in question ?

This sure rings a bell - see this thread, where "Information Vine" remained a mistery :

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1251453

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

One possible culprit would be an extension. You can view, disable, and often remove unwanted or unknown extensions on the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a (Mac: Command+Shift+a)
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
  • type or paste about:addons in the address bar and press Enter/Return

In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions.

Then cast a critical eye over the list on the right side. Any extensions Firefox installs for built-in features are hidden from this page, so everything listed here is your choice (and your responsibility) to manage. Anything suspicious or that you just do not remember installing or why? If in doubt, disable (or remove).

Any improvement?

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Replying to the private message you sent me :

How do I create a screenshot of my problem?

Once you've done this, attach the saved screenshot file to your forum post by clicking the Browse... button below the Post your reply box.

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I just found another PM from you in which you tell me that you removed some extensions and that now everything is working
again   ....

Would you be so kind as to let us know here, in your thread, which extensions ?

Might be helpful to others with the same problem   ....

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And this is what you just told me in another PM :

"I am not sure. I had removed an amazon extension and one for templates and one for wikibuy. I did all of them at once so I am sure which one was the problem "

You probably mean that you're not sure which one had caused the problem .....

Well, the problem is solved for you, and what it was that caused it shall (once again) remain a mistery ......

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And now I find this PM from you :

"I put each one back and it is still working . I have no idea what happened. Thanks for the help "

Let the mistery be ......


I don't know why you decided to send me private messages instead of posting here in your thread, but in case you don't know how to get back here, I sent you a link.