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My firefox is hijacked by google...


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#1 Brucerackouski

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Posted 25 December 2015 - 12:53 PM

How do I get it off my system Please..



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Posted 25 December 2015 - 12:58 PM

what exactly is happening?



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Posted 25 December 2015 - 02:04 PM

A few more, quite a few more, specifics regarding what's actually occurring are needed before even a SWAG could be made.  Also, I've never seen a reputable company, and Google is one of those, literally hijack anything.


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Posted 25 December 2015 - 09:02 PM

How do I get it off my system Please..

 

Sounds like it might be a Google-replica... a fake. Something that tries to look reputable by looking like Google but they are not. We do need more information however to be able to help you out.


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#5 Brucerackouski

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 06:46 AM

When I click on the Firefox button. It takes me to Firefox but Google comes up as my homepage. Also when I load the Yahoo toolbar to Firefox it keeps removing the toolbar.



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Posted 26 December 2015 - 07:23 AM

You can change the home page to either a blank page or a web page. Use the settings in Firefox.

Click on Preferences or Options whichever is shown after clicking on Tools. Type in about:blank for a blank home page

or first go to the web page you want to see when First opening Firefox and choose Use Current Pages.

 

As far as the missing Yahoo Toolbar....that's not a bad thing....it could be because the toolbar is not compatible with

Firefox 43...assuming that is the Firefox you have. Personally, I see no need for any toolbar in browsers.

You can check in Add-ons > Extensions to see if the Yahoo Toolbar has been disabled because it is not compatible with Firefox 43.


Edited by buddy215, 26 December 2015 - 07:25 AM.

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 08:18 AM

You can change your default search setting by mousing over the magnifying glass in the small address bar to the right of the main

address bar and clicking on the arrowhead that appears. Then choose Change Search Settings.


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Posted 26 December 2015 - 10:58 AM

buddy215 has answered your questions.  Newer versions of Firefox are now disabling any number of add-ons, and toolbars are high on that list, that pose known security threats.

 

You can set Yahoo as your default search provider quite easily if that's your preference.

 

There's no hijacking going on here.


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     . . . the presumption of innocence, while essential in the legal realm, does not mean the elimination of common sense outside it.  The willing suspension of disbelief has its limits, or should.

    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


#9 Brucerackouski

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 12:07 PM

Thanks so much for all our help>>>






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