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Hello Firefox Support,

So recently I've been trying to google things, and it keeps sending my searches to Bing instead of Google, and much more recently I've been directed to a site called http://24infonews.live/ with a message always saying "Not Found". My only solution to get around this is actually going to google.com. If you could please help me with this it would be much appreciated.

Thanks for the help, Rowan.

Hello Firefox Support, So recently I've been trying to google things, and it keeps sending my searches to Bing instead of Google, and much more recently I've been directed to a site called http://24infonews.live/ with a message always saying "Not Found". My only solution to get around this is actually going to google.com. If you could please help me with this it would be much appreciated. Thanks for the help, Rowan.

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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 “ Bing “ Anything.

Also remove SafeSearch, SearchAssist Incognito, FileConverter Addon, SearchLock, DiscreteSearch, WebSearch, Findwide Search Engine, securedsearch

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.

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

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 “ Bing “ Anything.

Also remove SafeSearch, SearchAssist Incognito, FileConverter Addon, SearchLock, DiscreteSearch, WebSearch, Findwide Search Engine, securedsearch

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.

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It was a capital one extension.. I didn't even download it! Thanks for the help mate, appreciated.

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That was very good work. Well Done.

It’s very sad, but many software downloaders/ installers will trick you into installing not only their program, but other programs as well.

You have heard of the fine print in shady contracts, right? Well, some installers you need to look at the itsy bitsy teeny weeny fine print.

You are thinking you are giving the installer permission to install the program you want by using the recommended option. But if you use the Manual Option Instead, you discover all kinds of stuff that you do not even know what it is or what it does.

From now on, everyone needs to Use The Manual Option to put a stop to this.

Note that these programs can also change browser/computer settings.