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A small but annoying glitch running Firefox on my XP pc. The right side of my Firefox toolbar contains a slot for choosing among search engines. My browser keeps putting Ask.com as the default choice, despite the fact that I have used the attached control to: Set Google as the default, put Google at the top of the list; and Deleted Ask.com. What does one have to do to have Firefox make Google the one and only, always choice? Thanks.
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First ensure you are using the latest version of Firefox which is v3.6.13 from here: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

If you still have the problem, click on the search-bar's down arrow and choose "Manage Search Engines".
Highlight each one in turn except Google and click "Remove".
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pc: Thank you. With just one option now -- Google-- I should be ok.
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In fact, the problem persists. I keep getting Ask.com!! I am beginning to think there is NO solution, its like poison ivy. Just have to live with it, I suppose.
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That's odd because Firefox does not come with Ask.com built-in, you have to add it from Firefox's Add-ons web pages.
I don't have it and I know for sure I didn't remove it. It was never there.

I wonder perhaps if you've unwittingly installed the "Ask Toolbar" as often happens when you install free software?
Open Firefox & click View >> Toolbars. Is Ask.com mentioned there?

If it's not, go here and click on the blue Link to executable file under the heading Ask.com Solution
http://www.paperstreet.com/blog/582

There's also an alternative manual solution further down the page.

Hopefully that will nail the little critter!

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 27 February 2011 - 11:20 AM.

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