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Duckduckgo has apparently hijacked firefox browser

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I've gone through all of the steps to reset my Firefox browser and attempted to change my search engine from Duckduckgo to Startpage. Every time it works a couple of times then Duckduckgo hijacks the search engine back to itself. I've deleted this search engine, reset my browser, said yes to prompts by Startpage to be the default browser, and tried everything that I can think of. Very, very frustrating. And I start to worry about the security of the Firefox browser itself. Any ideas?

Thanks, David

I've gone through all of the steps to reset my Firefox browser and attempted to change my search engine from Duckduckgo to Startpage. Every time it works a couple of times then Duckduckgo hijacks the search engine back to itself. I've deleted this search engine, reset my browser, said yes to prompts by Startpage to be the default browser, and tried everything that I can think of. Very, very frustrating. And I start to worry about the security of the Firefox browser itself. Any ideas? Thanks, David

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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1239634

Otherwise you will have to go online and search how to remove duckduckgo Addon/extensions.

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I apologize. The homepage had to be changed. I just assumed that switching the search engine would automatically reset the homepage. And for some reason, it was working intermittently before I made the necessary change so that also confused me. Thank you and problem solved.

David